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Conference Committee Chairman Brinkman Announces Ohio BWC Budget

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tom Brinkman (R-27th District) announced state lawmakers have approved House Bill 75, the FY 22-23 Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget. The bill, including federal grants, contains $715 million over the biennium. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – Legislation revising Ohio’s massage therapy law was approved yesterday by the Ohio House of Representatives, announced State Reps. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and Phil Plummer (R-Dayton).

 
 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 44, sponsored by State Representatives Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) and Joe Miller (D-Amherst) to stiffen penalties for assault when the victim is a sports official in the course of their official duties. The sponsors note a recent uptick in assaults on sports officials and a decline in available referees, hoping that this additional measure will create a safer environment for all involved.

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Susan Manchester today announced the Ohio House of Representatives has approved House Bill 83, her bipartisan legislation that revises Ohio’s child support laws regarding third-party caretakers.

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) and Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) yesterday gave sponsor testimony on House Bill 276, legislation that aims to better target pimps and traffickers and aid in the fight against human sex trafficking in Ohio. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jay Edwards is speaking out against potential cost-of-living freezes for thousands of retired public employees.

 
 
The bill creates more pathways to address the chemical dependency counselor workforce shortage
June 24, 2021
Manning's Workforce Legislation to Combat the Opioid Crisis Passes Ohio Senate, Heads to Governor's Desk

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Gayle Manning’s (R-North Ridgeville) legislation that addresses the shortage of chemical dependency counselors in Ohio, the profession that helps individuals at addiction treatment centers, passed the Ohio Senate today.

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) and Thomas West (D-Canton) today hosted a press conference with the National Parents’ Organization announcing new legislation that that revises child custody laws to support equal shared parenting. 

 
 
Gross Supports Homestead Exemption Legislation

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today announced she is cosponsoring legislation that adjusts Ohio’s Homestead Exemption for inflation. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tom Young (R-Washington Twp.) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives approved House Bill 281, his bipartisan legislation that provides a comprehensive update to terminology regarding mental health and disabilities in the Ohio Revised Code.