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Legislation Renaming Columbus Airport after John Glenn Passes Ohio House

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the passage of legislation that would rename the Columbus airport in honor of legendary Ohioan John Glenn.

Ohio House Concurs on Bill Strengthening Record Sealing Law

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced that the Ohio House concurred yesterday on Senate amendments to House Bill 164, legislation that strengthens Ohio’s Conviction Record Sealing Law. Rep. Pelanda was a joint sponsor of the bill.

Representative Terry Boose Applauds Passage of Bill Dealing with Life Support Decisions

State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) today applauded the passage of House Bill 451, legislation stating than an individual cannot make life support decisions for their spouse if they are going through a divorce or if the individual is subject to a protection order and the patient is the victim.

Bill Aimed at Increasing Government Efficiency and Accountability Clears State Legislature

The Ohio House today concurred on changes made by the Ohio Senate to legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies.

HB 317 protects Ohio minors from identity theft
May 24, 2016
Bill Allowing Parents to Freeze Child's Credit Passes Legislature

House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft, is now headed to Governor Kasich’s desk for approval. 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.

Ohio House Passes "Erin's Law"

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 85, also known as “Erin’s Law,” which provides a pathway for schools to educate students in grades K-12 about the dangers of sexual abuse and about sexual violence prevention in an age-appropriate manner. The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain).

HB 285 extends pharmacists' ability to refill prescriptions
May 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Make Refilling Prescriptions Easier

Today House Bill 285, which allows pharmacists to dispense additional refills to patients, unanimously passed the Ohio House. State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) sponsored this bill in an effort to cut costs for pharmacies, patients, and healthcare providers.

Rep. Kunze Leads on Bill Strengthening Penalties for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Situations

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill jointly sponsored by State Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) that increases penalties for strangulation in domestic violence situations.

Bill increases efficiency in wealth, property transfers
May 18, 2016
Bill Updating Probate and Estate Laws Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that makes incremental updates to various provisions of Ohio’s probate and estate statutes. Developed in close consultation with the Ohio State Bar Association, the bill contains updates on twelve subjects in state law aimed at ensuring that wealth and property can be transferred from generation to generation efficiently and expediently.

House Passes 'DataOhio' Bill, HB 130 (Duffey, Hagan)

By a unanimous vote of 90-0, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 130, also known as DataOhio, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance).  A nearly identical bill passed the Ohio House last session by a unanimous vote of 92-0, but did not have time to pass the Ohio Senate during ‘lame duck’ session.