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Ohio House Approves Patient-Friendly Legislation that Increases Price Transparency for Prescription Drugs

COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today applauded the passage of bipartisan legislation he joint sponsored with Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton). House Bill 479 would expand access to affordable prescription drugs by increasing price transparency and ensuring a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.

Ohio House Updates "Sexting" Law Related to Minors

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) and Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) today applauded the House for passing legislation they jointly sponsored that provides another option to Ohio’s courts when dealing with juveniles charged with possessing sexually explicit digital material, or engaging in “sexting” with a minor.

Ohio House Votes to Extend Pension Benefits for Certain Non-Teacher School Employees

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today voted with bipartisan support for House Bill 572, legislation that allows county developmental disabilities board employees who perform full-time services in a school to be eligible for a full year of service with the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) if they are employed throughout the academic year, which is only nine months.

OTES updates aim to provide more accurate, helpful feedback
June 27, 2018
State Reps. Gavarone, Manning Announce Passage of Bill Revising Ohio Teacher Evaluations

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded passage of their jointly-sponsored legislation by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 540 seeks to create a more accurate, improved method for teacher evaluations, and requires the Ohio Department of Education to utilize the official recommendations of the Educator Standards Board to revise the current Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The revised OTES would receive a one-year trial period.

State Reps. Manning, Rogers Applaud Passage of Bill Penalizing Nonconsensual Distribution of Sexual Images

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced passage of their bipartisan, jointly-sponsored legislation by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 497 seeks to prevent instances of what is known as “revenge pornography” by penalizing nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images, as long as intent existed to harm the subject of the image. House Bill 497 also allows for civil action against the convicted offender.

Representative Anielski's Session Review

COLUMBUS – State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) voted in favor of numerous pieces of legislation during a lengthy House Session. The Session calendar covered a wide range of bills, from cursive handwriting being taught in schools, to legislation recognizing our local heroes.

Ohio House Passes Bill Supporting Accountability for Ohio Daycares

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Twp) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he sponsored, House Bill 383, or “Chase’s Law.” This bill will require any child care providers licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to notify parents if ODJFS determines that the provider allowed serious risk to a child’s safety.

Bill Aimed at Attracting Major Sporting Events to Ohio Passes out of House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation aimed at attracting more major sporting events to Ohio and, in turn, generating additional revenue for the state and local communities.

Rep. Hill Applauds Final Approval of Bill Updating Commercial Breeder Regulations, Standards of Care for Dogs

COLUMBUS—State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced that the Ohio House has given its final approval on legislation he sponsored that updates current law regarding high volume commercial dog breeding in the state of Ohio.

Shane Wilkin Sworn In as State Representative of the 91st Ohio House District

COLUMBUS—Shane Wilkin was sworn in as state representative of the 91st Ohio House District during today’s House session, filling the vacant seat.