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HB 505 aimed at reducing cost of prescription medications
May 11, 2016
Ohio House of Representatives Passes Bill Increasing Access to Biological Drugs

Today, the Ohio House passed legislation that allows pharmacists to substitute biologically similar products, or “biosimilars,” for any biological product prescribed by a physician. This is a similar concept to a consumer obtaining a generic prescription medication rather than a more expensive brand name drug.

HB 89 increases special education services; increases recovery funding to schools
May 11, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Improve Medicaid in Schools Program

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 89, legislation that increases the amount of funding school districts can recover through the federal Medicaid in Schools Program.

Bill expediting public notice of lead in drinking water passes through Ohio House
May 11, 2016

The Ohio House of Representatives today voted out legislation sponsored by State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) that works to protect Ohioans from lead in drinking water by updating state requirements for testing homeowners’ water and expediting the process for notifying and educating the public about dangerous lead levels.

Legislation adds harmful intoxicants, including anesthetic gas, to OVI law
May 11, 2016
Rep. Manning Leads on Bill Updating Ohio's Traffic Code

The Ohio House today unanimously voted out legislation sponsored by State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) that makes several modifications to the traffic code, including adding “harmful intoxicants” to the list of drugs of abuse pertaining to OVI offenses.

House Bill 116 would provide for partial drug prescription refills, expand "med sync" in Ohio
May 11, 2016
State Reps. Ginter, Brown Applaud Concurrence of Legislation to Simplify Prescription Process

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate amendments to House Bill 116 with broad bipartisan support. This bill, sponsored by State Representatives Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green), seeks to provide for partial drug prescription refills for the purpose of synchronizing multiple prescriptions for one patient.

House Votes to Designate a "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day"

Today, State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) applauded the passage of House Bill 411 by the Ohio House, legislation designating September 26th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day.

HB 523 creates commission to tightly regulate marijuana policy
May 10, 2016
Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes Ohio House

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana passed the Ohio House of Representatives today. The bill works to tightly regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, while ensuring access to those who need the medicine for certain conditions.


State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) applauded the signing of Senate Bill 182 into law by Governor Kasich last Friday, legislation that will designate bridges and roadways including the naming of part of State Route 571 as the “196th Light Infantry Brigade SP4 Robert L Fowble Jr and PFC Jack E Beam Memorial Highway".

Representative Marlene Anielski Announces Passage of Suicide Awareness Legislation

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 440, legislation that promotes awareness for suicide loss and all who are affected by the tragedy.

SB 310 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development
May 5, 2016

During yesterday’s Ohio House session, State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) 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.