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On Wednesday, Governor John Kasich signed into law two bills sponsored by State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima). HB 432 updates probate laws and provides procedures for access to social media accounts and other digital assets of the deceased. HB 436 fixes an inconsistency in state law regarding OVI license suspension and offender vehicle mobilization.

 
 
91st District resident also leads Opening Day ceremony in Pledge of Allegiance
January 5, 2017
Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Sworn in to Final Term in Ohio House

During this week’s Ohio House session, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) was sworn in to his final term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Rosenberger represents the 91st District, which includes all of Clinton, Highland and Pike counties and parts of Ross County.

 
 
Representative McColley Sworn In as State Representative and Assistant Majority Whip of the 81st House District

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) today was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and as the Assistant Majority Whip for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 81st Ohio House District, which includes Putnam, Henry and Williams counties, as well as part of Fulton County.

 
 
"Right to Try" bill permits clinical trial drugs for eligible patients
December 21, 2016
Ohio House Sends Bill to Governor that Permits Use of Investigational Drugs to Treat Terminal Conditions

Last week, the Ohio House of Representatives sent legislation to Governor Kasich that gives terminally ill patients, with the recommendation of their treating physician, the opportunity to access drugs that are still in the trial period with the United States Food and Drug Administration.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) today announced the passage of Senate Bill 3, a bill that deals with various education issues and includes a provision that he has been pushing for his entire first term.

 
 
Session calendar set for first half of 2017
December 15, 2016

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the House legislative session schedule for the first half of 2017.

 
 
Senate concurs on House amendments
December 9, 2016
Ohio House Approves Bill Addressing Unemployment Compensation

The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday approved legislation that includes a compromise agreed upon by state business groups and the labor community, in coordination with the legislature, on unemployment compensation reform. 

 
 
Rep. Tim Ginter provides comment on passage
December 9, 2016
Ohio House Passes "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"

The Ohio House of Representatives approved the passage of legislation known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which restricts abortions at 20 weeks or greater or when the unborn child can feel pain.

 
 
Provisions cover addiction services, regulation of drugs
December 9, 2016

State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded the Ohio House of Representatives for building on previous legislative work by passing comprehensive legislation to address Ohio’s opioid addiction epidemic. The bill, which is considered the opioid mid-biennium review proposal from Governor John Kasich, includes various provisions to help stop the scourge of drug addiction in Ohio.

 
 

State Representative Cheryl L. Grossman (R-Grove City) today announced that the Ohio House has passed Senate Bill 27, legislation that would create presumptive eligibility for workers’ compensation for firefighters diagnosed with cancer.