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SB 152 ends costly hiring mandates for public works projects
May 4, 2016

During today’s voting session, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that would prohibit local governments from imposing residency requirements when hiring contractors or design professionals. Residency requirements typically require contractors to hire a certain percentage of residents within a given geographic area for public works projects.

 
 
Rep. Brian Hill Applauds Passage of Legislation Promoting Agritourism

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of Substitute Senate Bill 75, legislation that promotes agritourism activities and protects providers of agritourism from civil liability in the situation that injuries occur during agritourism activities. The bill was heard in the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, which Rep. Hill chairs.

 
 
Rep. McColley Honors Seth Beard as a 2016 Division II State Wrestling Champion

Today, State Representative Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) presented a resolution to Seth Beard honoring him as the 2016 Division II State Wrestling Champion.

 
 
SB 310 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development
May 4, 2016

During today’s session, State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) voted in support of Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich.

 
 
Rep. McColley Applauds Passage of Legislation Urging Congress to Pass Reforms to ADA

State Representative Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) today applauded the Ohio House passage of a resolution that urges the United States Congress to pass updates and reforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

 
 
Representative Maag Applauds Passage Designating "Ohio Purple Heart Day"

Today, State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) applauded the passage of Amended Senate Bill 239, legislation designating August 7th as "Ohio Purple Heart Day.”

 
 
State Rep. Perales Honors 2016 Military Youth of the Year

Today State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) honored Katie Pauley as the 2016 Military Youth of the Year. Representative Perales presented Pauley with a resolution during today’s Ohio House session.

 
 
Speaker Rosenberger, House Republicans Announce Majority Leadership Changes

Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus today elected two new members to the Majority Caucus Leadership Team for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 
Initiative inspired by local resident receives House approval
April 21, 2016
Bill to Protect Victims of Cyber Harassment Receives Concurrence Vote by Ohio House

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) applauded the concurrence of Senate amendments to Substitute House Bill 151, legislation she sponsored that addresses cyberstalking and harassment in Ohio.

 
 

Having a personal tendency towards rational conservatism, I am particularly fond of a Latin phrase “abundans cautela non nocet.” Translated into English, it means “abundant caution does no harm.”  This is exactly the approach that the Ohio General Assembly is taking with regards to the medical marijuana issue.