COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) recently appointed State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC). Rep. Patton will serve as one of the non-voting members on the ten-member board.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) today announced that he will join Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in hosting “TUSC Talk: An Evening to Discuss Heroin and Other Opiates in our Community.” The event will give individuals and families an opportunity to learn more about what’s being done at the state level to combat Ohio’s opiate abuse epidemic while discussing how it is impacting communities.
During a press conference this afternoon at the Statehouse, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and several House Republican leaders joined former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason and Reverend David Hoffman to discuss budget provisions regarding funding for the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH).
PARMA—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently hosted an evening forum where parents could hear from and speak with representatives of local institutions of higher learning. The forum, which included presentations from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Department of Education, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Rep. Anielski, highlighted different programs, pathways, and opportunities that are available to students thinking about college or trade schools.
COLUMBUS— State Reps. Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.) and Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today introduced House Bill 177, bipartisan legislation to expand access to 501(c)(3) fitness facilities by exempting nonprofit gym memberships from the sales tax. Ohio is currently one of only five states to tax nonprofit gym memberships.
COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Scott Ryan (R-Newark) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would allow certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency and if they are a danger to themselves or others. The bill works to provide faster and more efficient care during these mental health emergencies.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed legislation that would prohibit a person younger than 18 from purchasing any product containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient commonly found in cough and cold medicines.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) today presented a resolution to Cathy Harper Lee from the Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center and April Wheeler, an attorney for Disability Rights Ohio, in recognition of Crime Victims Awareness Week, which will take place April 2-8, 2017.
State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) honored Vietnam veterans for their service to our country and encouraged continued support and remembrance of their sacrifice. In 2012, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 134, which designated March 30th as “Vietnam Veterans’ Day.”
COLUMBUS—State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) honored Angela Garritano during today’s House session for being named Ohio’s Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.