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Bill to make reforms to Ohio's criminal justice system
September 27, 2017
Legislators Announce Reagan Tokes Act

A bipartisan group of legislators today announced plans to introduce legislation named after Ohio State student Reagan Tokes. The Reagan Tokes Act will make reforms to Ohio’s criminal justice system in order to address certain shortfalls that could have prevented the 21-year-old’s murder.

 
 

Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) today announced the creation of a working group to review and reform Ohio’s congressional redistricting process. 

 
 

State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) was among a diverse group of public leaders to participate in a roundtable discussion today that focused on overcoming Ohio’s drug epidemic.

 
 
Ohio House Approves Bill Repealing Tax on Prescription Eyewear

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 116, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which eliminates the sales and use tax on eyeglasses, frames and contacts. 

 
 
Rep. Sprague Holds First H.O.P.E.S. Task Force Roundtable

Last week, the Speaker’s Task Force on H.O.P.E.S. (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education, and Safety) held its first meeting at Bowling Green State University in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Building.

 
 
Rep. Riedel Honors Local Cycling Champion

COLUMBUS—State Representative Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) today presented a resolution honoring Krystal Albright for winning the 2017 Ohio State Cycling Championship during the Special Olympics Summer Games this past June in Columbus.

 
 
Rep. Butler Outlines Innovative Plan for Curing Major Diseases

State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) held a press conference today to announce recently introduced legislation that will create a new and innovative model for curing major diseases. Rep. Butler was joined by members of the House Majority Leadership team, including Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) and Assistant Majority Floor Leader Sarah LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Township).

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) will be holding a press conference tomorrow to unveil legislation he is introducing that creates a new, innovative plan for increasing financial incentives for curing major diseases.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) to the Ohio Family Stability Commission.

 
 
Reps. Goodman, Brenner Announce Campus Free Speech Act

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Wesley A. Goodman (R-Cardington) and Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) announced today that they are introducing the Ohio Campus Free Speech Act.