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COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Andy Brenner (R-Powell) has been appointed to serve as chair of the House Education Committee effective next week. This follows the decision by State Representative Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township) to step down as chair and fill the role of vice chair of the Education Committee.

 
 
Bill sponsored by Baker, Landis signed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 20, 2015

COLUMBUS—Governor John Kasich yesterday signed House Bill 93, legislation that permits motorcyclists to purchase a “Breast Cancer Awareness” license plate for use on their motorcycle.

 
 
State Rep. Koehler Joins Local Students in Discussing Safe Driving

State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today joined students from around Ohio, including about 40 from the Northwestern School District, in an event at the Ohio Statehouse to recognize National Teen Driver Safety Week. 

 
 
Reps. Kunze, Stinziano Introduce Bill Strengthening Penalties for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Situations

In a press conference at the Statehouse today, State Representatives Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) explained their recently introduced legislation to increase penalties for strangulation in domestic violence situations.

 
 
State Rep. McColley Discusses Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform at Press Conference

State Representative Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) today held a press conference on legislation he is introducing that will work to end the process known as “Civil Asset Forfeiture” in Ohio.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Today, following the announcement that Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner is resigning, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 
Bill championed by representatives becomes effective today
September 25, 2015

State Representatives Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Twp.) and Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the announcement by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that it is now easier and cheaper to start a new business in Ohio as a result of a recent initiative to reduce business filing fees.

 
 

State Representative Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell) commends the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) today for their reduction of testing time for state assessments. Representative Brenner previously introduced House Bill 74, which called for the reduction of state tests and limiting the time to three hours per year per subject. Fortunately, the ODE has made adjustments that are very similar to those recommended by Representative Brenner in HB 74. Brenner has continued to push for the changes outlined in HB 74. 

 
 

State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) praised the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today for approving a reduction in rates for local government employers.

 
 
Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement Regarding Location of First Presidential Debate

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House, Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the recently announced location of the first presidential debate, which will take place at Wright State University on September 26th of next year.