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Rep. Sprague Participates in Ohio Northern Panel on Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) recently took part in a panel discussion at Ohio Northern University regarding the state’s opioid crisis, which is impacting communities across Ohio.

House Bill 263 gives restaurant owners the ability to allow dogs in outdoor areas
April 13, 2018
Rep. Lanese Announces House Passage of Legislation Permitting Dogs on Patios

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation to allow Ohio restaurants owners to open their patios to canine customers and their owners.

Rep. Greenspan Announces House Approval of the Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House has approved legislation he sponsored that works to prevent school place bullying, also known as the Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act.

Fixing Setbacks Will Unlock Over $4 Billion in Investment in Ohio
April 11, 2018
Reineke Highlights Needed Reforms to Wind Turbine Setback Regulations

COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was joined by a group of local officials and school representatives in Columbus today to urge support of Senate Bill 238, legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). The bill will reform wind turbine setbacks passed in 2014, which decelerated wind energy production in Ohio. Communities such as Seneca County, which Reineke represents, have been negatively impacted by these setbacks.

Legislation addresses issue of misleading caller ID information
April 11, 2018
Reps. Faber, Dever Announce Plans for Spoofing Bill

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today were joined by State Auditor Dave Yost and State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) at a press conference to unveil legislation that would protect Ohioans from deceptive telemarketers using misleading caller ID information.

Bipartisan, priority legislation bolsters protections for dating violence victims
April 6, 2018
Rep. Manning Applauds Signing of House Bill 1

COLUMBUS—State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today applauded the signing of House Bill 1 by Governor Kasich. House Bill 1 is a significant and bipartisan accomplishment of the Ohio General Assembly, with Rep. Manning joint-sponsoring the legislation with Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron). The bill provides all who are victims of intimate partner violence from someone they are or were recently dating with the ability to obtain a domestic violence civil protection order from the appropriate court.

Rep. Young Applauds Grant Money for Lake County Sheriff's Office

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) today applauded an announcement made by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) that 24 Ohio communities would receive grant money to support local marine patrol units.

Testimony Given in Support of Suicide Education Bills

COLUMBUS—Three individuals came to Columbus to give proponent testimony on a pair of bills dealing with suicide education in Ohio. House Bills 502 and 503, introduced by State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills), would require both public and private schools to give teachers and staff suicide prevention education annually.

Ohio House Extends Municipal Tax Exemption for Uniformed Service Officers

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed House Bill 351, which provides a municipal income tax exemption for members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Public Health Service (PHS).

H.B. 451 prevents the release of certain sensitive material in public records requests
March 21, 2018
Rep. Retherford Announces Passage of Law Creating Protections for Victims of Sexual Crimes

COLUMBUS—State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced the passage of the Victims Privacy and Protection Act by the Ohio House of Representatives, legislation he sponsored. House Bill 451 excludes certain depictions of victims from being released in public records requests, removing the possibility of re-victimization in situations that are often already traumatizing.