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Legislation Creating SmartOhio Financial Literacy Pilot Program Passes Ohio House

State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) yesterday announced the passage of House Bill 391 by the Ohio House, legislation that creates a pilot program to encourage and increase financial literacy for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Rep. Terhar is the primary sponsor of the bill.

 
 
Legislation to Expedite Vacant Property Foreclosure Process Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 463, legislation aimed at reforming the way foreclosure cases are managed in Ohio, expediting cases on court-certified abandoned properties, giving power to local governments to manage blight, and providing basic property right protections.

 
 
Legislation addresses third party motor vehicle accidents
May 11, 2016
Ohio House of Representatives Concurs on Workers' Compensation Bill

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 207, sponsored by State Representatives Mike Henne (R-Clayton) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon). HB 207 addresses issues of workers’ compensation claims that involve motor vehicle accidents caused by a third party.
 

 
 
HB 505 aimed at reducing cost of prescription medications
May 11, 2016
Ohio House of Representatives Passes Bill Increasing Access to Biological Drugs

Today, the Ohio House passed legislation that allows pharmacists to substitute biologically similar products, or “biosimilars,” for any biological product prescribed by a physician. This is a similar concept to a consumer obtaining a generic prescription medication rather than a more expensive brand name drug.

 
 
HB 89 increases special education services; increases recovery funding to schools
May 11, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Improve Medicaid in Schools Program

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 89, legislation that increases the amount of funding school districts can recover through the federal Medicaid in Schools Program.

 
 
Bill expediting public notice of lead in drinking water passes through Ohio House
May 11, 2016

The Ohio House of Representatives today voted out legislation sponsored by State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) that works to protect Ohioans from lead in drinking water by updating state requirements for testing homeowners’ water and expediting the process for notifying and educating the public about dangerous lead levels.

 
 
Legislation adds harmful intoxicants, including anesthetic gas, to OVI law
May 11, 2016
Rep. Manning Leads on Bill Updating Ohio's Traffic Code

The Ohio House today unanimously voted out legislation sponsored by State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) that makes several modifications to the traffic code, including adding “harmful intoxicants” to the list of drugs of abuse pertaining to OVI offenses.

 
 
House Bill 116 would provide for partial drug prescription refills, expand "med sync" in Ohio
May 11, 2016
State Reps. Ginter, Brown Applaud Concurrence of Legislation to Simplify Prescription Process

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate amendments to House Bill 116 with broad bipartisan support. This bill, sponsored by State Representatives Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green), seeks to provide for partial drug prescription refills for the purpose of synchronizing multiple prescriptions for one patient.

 
 
House Votes to Designate a "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day"

Today, State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) applauded the passage of House Bill 411 by the Ohio House, legislation designating September 26th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day.

 
 
HB 523 creates commission to tightly regulate marijuana policy
May 10, 2016
Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes Ohio House

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana passed the Ohio House of Representatives today. The bill works to tightly regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, while ensuring access to those who need the medicine for certain conditions.