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Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) issued the following statement on the “Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Fairness Act,” House Bill 435, which was re-referred today to the House Rules and Reference Committee:

 
 
House Panel Approves Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Fairness Act

COLUMBUS – Most Ohio workers and students would be empowered to refuse mandated COVID-19 vaccinations under legislation approved today by the Ohio House Health Committee.

 
 
Cutrona Announces Legislation to Prevent Sex Offenders from Serving Children

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) announced he will be sponsoring legislation with the goal of preventing sex predators from working or volunteering in a position that affords extensive contact with minor children.

 
 
Controlling Board Approves $274,988.00 for the Ohio Community Supervision System

COLUMBUS - The state controlling board has approved the release of $274,988.00 for annual maintenance and support the statewide Ohio Community Supervision System, State Representative Marilyn John Announced today.

 
 

Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) today issued the following statement on the passing of former State Representative Doug Green:

 
 

Sarah Fowler-Arthur (R-Geneva-on-the-Lake) and State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) introduced bipartisan legislation that would require schools to file a report with the Ohio Department of Education regarding teachers who retire under threat of investigation for misconduct. Under current law, schools are only required to report when a teacher resigns under threat of termination or nonrenewal of a contract while under investigation.  

 
 
'These monopolized Big Tech platforms should not have the power to dictate what they deem as acceptable speech, that's exactly why we have the First Amendment and why I'm introducing this legislation,' Cutrona added.
August 18, 2021
Cutrona Introducing Bill to Bar Big Tech Censorship

State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) will be introducing legislation that prohibits social media platforms from censoring users when they are expressing themselves unless it is in violation of state or federal law. The bill’s purpose is to prevent Big Tech companies from banning, blocking or discriminating against citizens based on ideological beliefs or viewpoints.

 
 
John Announces Funding for Local Richland County Projects

State Rep. Marilyn John (R-Richland County) announces approval of several local projects through the Ohio State Controlling Board. The measures include thousands of dollars for both OSU-Mansfield and the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

 
 
John Announces Ohio's Annual Sales Tax Holiday

State Rep. Marilyn John (R-Richland County) announces that Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 6 and last through Aug. 8. 

 
 

The House was successful in passing several pieces of legislation recently including empowering local communities on energy projects, allowing income tax credits for new farmers, and permanent registration for noncommercial trailers.