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More times than not, some of the best ideas for legislation come directly from you and other hardworking Ohioans—whether they come as a solution to a specific issue a family or community is having, or to close loopholes in the law that are discovered through unfortunate circumstances. I think most people in central Ohio are aware of a recent situation that became the inspiration for House Bill 63, also known as Judy’s Law.


COLUMBUS—State Representative Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) today issued the following statement regarding Premier Health Plan’s decision to leave the insurance exchange:

Rep. Scherer Introduces Legislation Strengthening Driving Education for Ohio Teenagers

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today held a press conference to discuss newly introduced legislation that would modernize Ohio’s young driver licensing system. Rep. Scherer was joined by his joint-sponsor, Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) and representatives from Ohio AAA and the Ohio PTA.

State Representative Romanchuk Honors Little Buckeye Children's Museum During Ohio House Session

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield) presented a resolution on behalf of the Ohio House to the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, recognizing them for being named the “Institution of the Year” by the Ohio Museum Association.

Rep. Carfagna Introduces Legislation Aimed at Expanding Broadband Internet Access to Unserved Areas

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) has introduced legislation that would effectively combine efforts by government and private enterprise with the goal of expanding broadband connectivity to unserved households across Ohio.

Bill Permitting Enhanced IDs Better Facilitates Travel

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today voted to authorize the issuance of an enhanced driver’s license, enhanced commercial driver’s license (CDL), and enhanced identification (ID) card to facilitate border crossings between the United States and Canada and Mexico. To be enacted, the bill requires the Director of Public Safety to obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or other designated federal agency.


Now that school is out for the summer, children can look forward to more fun and free time outdoors. It is easy to think of the summer months as a carefree and simple time for all, but that is just not the case for some families in our state. Food insecurity is a sad reality and serious problem for many children.

Legislation to Streamline In-Person Absentee Voting Process Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that updates various laws pertaining to voter registration, as well as procedures for casting, processing and reviewing in-person absentee ballots.

Ohio House Honors Officer Alan Horujko for Heroic Act

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) together with State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), and the delegation of Franklin County members presented an Ohio House resolution to Officer Alan Horujko for his outstanding act of heroism in the face of the terrorist attack at The Ohio State University on November 28, 2016.


COLUMBUS—State Representatives Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would encourage physicians to immediately seek treatment should they become addicted to alcohol or drugs.