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Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Aimed at Increasing Government Efficiency and Accountability

State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies. Rep. Koehler sponsored Substitute House Bill 5 with Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard).

 
 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 171, legislation that lowers the amount of heroin in possession to be considered a major drug offender. Rep. Dever sponsored the bill with Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain).

 
 
Rep. Brian Hill Applauds the Governor's Signature of Brandon's Law

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of House Bill 110 into law, also known as “Brandon’s Law,” legislation that increases the penalties for failure to stop after an accident and failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident when the offenses result in the death or serious physical harm to a person.

 
 
House Bill 110 creates "Good Samaritan" law to incentivize calling 9-1-1 for drug overdoses
June 13, 2016
Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Seeking to Save Lives from Drug Overdose

State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today announced the signing of House Bill 110 by Governor John Kasich. House Bill 110 includes provisions from House Bill 249, the “Good Samaritan Law,” legislation that was originally sponsored by Representative Sprague and Representative Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati).

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Mark Romanchuk- TourismOhio Updates Slogan, Highlights Ohio as a Great Place to Visit

As we move into the summer months, I’m certainly looking forward to all the activities taking place in Richland County and around Ohio. Ohio’s new brand: “Ohio. Find it Here,” certainly captures the essence of our state and highlights its’ vast tourism industry.  We are truly blessed to live in a state with such a large variety of activities as well as limitless opportunities for adventure—including amusement parks, state parks, rivers, campsites, in addition to the many festivals and live events hosted by big and small cities throughout Ohio. 

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the announcement that State Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.) will resign from her seat in the Ohio House to serve as Assistant Director of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.

 
 
Grants will help fund public safety projects in local communities
June 7, 2016
Rep. Anielski Congratulates Six Local Municipalities for Earning Safety Capital Grant

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today congratulated the Cities of Independence, Brecksville, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Village, Highland Heights and Gates Mills for being named recipients of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant funds.

 
 
$1 million appropriation will work to preserve historic buildings on factory site
June 7, 2016
State Funds Planned for Wright Brothers' Factory Project

The Ohio General Assembly has approved $1 million in funding to save the Wright brothers’ factory for a national park site, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announced today.

 
 
House Representative Roegner Partners with Local Libraries to Promote the Importance of Reading

State Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) is partnering with local libraries to help promote her “Legislator for a Day” reading program.  To participate in the program, children in grades 1st through 6th may stop by any participating library starting Monday, June 6, 2015, to pick up a bookmark that can be used to document five books they have read. 

 
 
Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Allowing First Responders to Provide Emergency Care to Injured Pets

State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today applauded Governor Kasich’s approval of House Bill 187, legislation that permits Ohio’s first responders to provide certain medical services to an injured dog or cat at the scene of an emergency, prior to transferring the animal to a veterinary care facility.