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Pin honors the sacrifice, commitment of Ohio's military children
February 17, 2016
House Bill Recognizing 'BratPin' Clears House Floor

State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) and Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded the passage of legislation from the Ohio House that recognizes “BratPins,” which are pins worn to honor those who grew up as dependents of military service members, also commonly known as “Military Brats.”

 
 
Ohio House of Representatives Passes Resolution Urging Reinstatement of Funds for Energy Plant in Southern Ohio

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed a resolution urging Congress and the United States Department of Energy to restore funding at a Piketon plant.

 
 
HB 317 protects Ohio minors from identity theft
February 17, 2016
Ohio House Passes Bill to Allow Parents to Freeze Child's Credit

Today, the Ohio House passed House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft. 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.

 
 

Today the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 217, legislation sponsored by Representative Margaret Ruhl (R-Fredericktown) that would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency.

 
 
Financing tool helps local governments fund infrastructure improvements
February 17, 2016
Ohio House Passes Resolution Urging Preservation of Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded today’s Ohio House passage of House Concurrent Resolution 7, a measure that urges the president and the United States Congress to preserve the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

 
 
Rep. Hagan Honors Lake Local School District on its 2015 Energy Project of the Year Award

State Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today honored Lake Local School District on its 2015 Energy Project of the Year Award. The project made substantial energy cost reductions to Lake High School, Uniontown Elementary, and other facilities throughout the community. 
                                      

 
 
Rep. Terhar Announces Passage of Bill Waiving Concealed Handgun License Fee for Qualifying Military Members

State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would waive the concealed handgun license fee and training requirement for applicants who are currently serving in or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

 
 
State Rep. Scherer Honors Mohr for Receiving National Corrections Award

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) honored Ohio prisons Director Gary Mohr for being named has the recipient of the Tom Clements Innovation Award, a national award given by the Association of State Correctional Administrators.

 
 
State Representative Cheryl Grossman Honors the Ohio Chapter of the American Heart Association

Today, State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) presented a resolution honoring the Ohio Chapter of the American Heart Association during American Heart Month.

 
 
Reps Dovilla and Anielski Provide Sponsor Testimony on College Credit Plus Legislation

State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill 445 before of the House Education Committee.