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Bill funds repairs and improvements to Ohio's schools, infrastructure and public services and significantly increases investment in opioid, mental health and addiction services
February 26, 2018

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Speaker of the House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today introduced the state's Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects. 

Ohio House Bill Ensuring Further Protections for Dating Violence Victims Passes Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS—House Bill 1 took another step toward becoming law today as the Ohio Senate gave unanimous approval of the legislation. Under bipartisan sponsorship from State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), House Bill 1 provides intimate partner violence victims with further protections under Ohio law. 

House Bill makes state more accountable in preparing students for demands of 21st century economy
February 14, 2018
Rep. Bill Reineke Introduces Legislation Aligning Ohio's Education System with Workforce Needs

COLUMBUS—During a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse, State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) unveiled legislation aimed at better aligning Ohio’s public education system with the state’s workforce needs, as well as making the state more accountable for achieving results.

Rep. Carfagna Honors Congressman Tiberi with Resolution for Service to Ohio

COLUMBUS—During today’s Ohio House session, State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) honored Congressman Pat Tiberi for his service to the State of Ohio with a resolution on behalf of the Ohio House of Representatives. Tiberi resigned after 24 years of service to Ohio and represented Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. He was first elected to Congress in 2000 and served as the chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

State Rep. Perales Announces Passage of Legislation Adding Wright Flyer to Ohio's Seal and Coat of Arms

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed House Bill 370, sponsored by State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek). This legislation adds a depiction of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first piloted airplane, the Wright Flyer, to the Great Seal of the State of Ohio and to Ohio’s Coat of Arms. In doing so, it commemorates one of the greatest achievements by Ohioans: successful controlled flight.

House Bill 509 would create a certification for beers that use Ohio-grown ingredients and allow for beer tastings at farmers' markets.House Bill 509 would create a certification for beers that use Ohio-grown ingredients and allow for beer tastings at farmers' markets.
February 13, 2018
Reps. Hambley, Sweeney Announce Introduction of the Ohio Proud Craft Beer Act

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) and Martin J. Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of the Ohio Proud Craft Beer Act. House Bill 509 has 25 cosponsors and would grant “Ohio Proud Craft Beer” certifications to craft beer and cider that are brewed using Ohio-grown ingredients. Further, the bill would allow craft brewers to sell 1-ounce tastings and a limited amount of finished product for off-site consumption.

New initiative creates mentoring program for low-income, at-risk students
February 8, 2018
House Republicans Unveil OhioCorps Program

COLUMBUS—During a press conference this morning at the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representatives Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township) and Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced new legislation aimed at helping Ohio’s students, specifically those who are at-risk.

SJR 5 now goes before voters on May primary ballot
February 6, 2018

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved Senate Joint Resolution 5, paving the way for historic, bipartisan congressional redistricting reform to now go before voters on the primary ballot on May 8th.


COLUMBUS—Following this evening’s Senate passage of Senate Joint Resolution 5, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

House Bill 276 provides needed protection to utility workers on the job
February 1, 2018
"Utility Worker Protection Act" Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that provides added protections for utility workers while performing their jobs.