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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.

 
 
Ohio House of Representatives Passes Legislation Expanding Identification Options for Military Veterans

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that gives military veterans in Ohio another option for documenting their veteran status for purposes like employment applications, veteran hospital services and discounts at participating retail establishments and restaurants.

 
 
House Bill 351 allows distilleries to serve liquor in single serving portions
April 20, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation Allowing Increase in Distillery Production

Today the Ohio House passed legislation allowing Ohio craft distilleries to increase its manufacturing limit from 10 thousand gallons to 100 thousand gallons annually.

 
 
Rep. Brenner Applauds the Passage of Legislation Eliminating Double Taxation for 911 Districts

State Representative Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) applauds today's passage of House Bill 277, legislation that would eliminate the potential for double taxation in a 911 tax district.

 
 
Rep. Brinkman Announces Passage of Legislation Impacting Local Townships by Ohio House

State Representative Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout) today announced the passage of House Bill 413 by the Ohio House, legislation that makes various changes in regards to local townships. Rep. Brinkman is the primary sponsor of the bill.

 
 
CSU expected to receive $7.5 million for film school
April 15, 2016
Ohio Legislative Leaders Join with Cleveland State University to Discuss Capital Budget Project

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville); State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton); State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville); President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Ivan Schwarz; and President of Cleveland State University, Ronald Berkman, today held a press conference to discuss the recent announcement that Cleveland State University is expected to receive $7.5 million through the state’s Capital Budget for Cleveland State’s School of Film, Television, and Interactive Media.

 
 
New bill would create commission to tightly regulate marijuana policy
April 13, 2016
Speaker Rosenberger, Rep. Schuring Discuss Medical Marijuana Task Force Findings, Plan Moving Forward

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) discussed takeaways from the recently concluded Medical Marijuana Task Force hearings and shared a plan moving forward on the issue in Ohio.

 
 
Duffey, Uecker Jointly Announce Proposal with Ohio Chamber of Commerce to Improve Fairness of State Agency Rulemaking

State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township), chairman, and State Representative Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), vice chairman, of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) have formally introduced legislation in their respective chambers (SB 303 and HB 503) to reform Ohio’s state agency rulemaking to ensure rules are filed timely and in a fair manner.  The legislation is also co-sponsored by former JCARR Chairman, Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Copley Township) and current JCARR member, Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City), and more than a dozen other legislators.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Tim Ginter: Talking about Health Services in Our Local Communities

My job as a legislator, and representative of the 5th Ohio House District, is to shape, discuss and initiate legislation that supports the well-being of my constituents. With all of the changes and challenges in healthcare, it is important we regularly discuss what can be done to improve our healthcare system in Ohio.