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Bill Aimed at Increasing Government Efficiency and Accountability Clears State Legislature

The Ohio House today concurred on changes made by the Ohio Senate to legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies.

HB 317 protects Ohio minors from identity theft
May 24, 2016
Bill Allowing Parents to Freeze Child's Credit Passes Legislature

House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft, is now headed to Governor Kasich’s desk for approval. Sponsored by State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon), this legislation allows credit reporting agencies to create a credit record for the minor and then apply a freeze to that record.

Ohio House Passes "Erin's Law"

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 85, also known as “Erin’s Law,” which provides a pathway for schools to educate students in grades K-12 about the dangers of sexual abuse and about sexual violence prevention in an age-appropriate manner. The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain).

HB 285 extends pharmacists' ability to refill prescriptions
May 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Make Refilling Prescriptions Easier

Today House Bill 285, which allows pharmacists to dispense additional refills to patients, unanimously passed the Ohio House. State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) sponsored this bill in an effort to cut costs for pharmacies, patients, and healthcare providers.

Rep. Kunze Leads on Bill Strengthening Penalties for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Situations

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill jointly sponsored by State Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) that increases penalties for strangulation in domestic violence situations.

Bill increases efficiency in wealth, property transfers
May 18, 2016
Bill Updating Probate and Estate Laws Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that makes incremental updates to various provisions of Ohio’s probate and estate statutes. Developed in close consultation with the Ohio State Bar Association, the bill contains updates on twelve subjects in state law aimed at ensuring that wealth and property can be transferred from generation to generation efficiently and expediently.

House Passes 'DataOhio' Bill, HB 130 (Duffey, Hagan)

By a unanimous vote of 90-0, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 130, also known as DataOhio, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance).  A nearly identical bill passed the Ohio House last session by a unanimous vote of 92-0, but did not have time to pass the Ohio Senate during ‘lame duck’ session.

Legislation brings awareness to rare birth defect
May 18, 2016
House Votes to Designate a "Omphalocele Awareness Day"

Today, State Representatives Louis Terhar (R-Cincinnati) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded the passage of House Bill 490 by the Ohio House, legislation designating January 31st as Omphalocele Awareness Day.

Legislation Creating State Bond Bank Clears Ohio House

State Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) today announced the passage of House Bill 435, legislation he sponsored creating a state bond bank, which would be able to issue loans to local governments.

HB 63 addresses online "re-homing" for adopted children
May 18, 2016
Legislation Preventing Child Trafficking Passes Ohio House

House Bill 63 was passed by the Ohio House today, which expands the crime of endangering children to prohibit a person from selling or transferring, or attempting to sell or transfer, a child for any value.