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State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 131, legislation that updates various sections of state law pertaining to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

 
 
Rep. Tony Burkley's Bill Promoting "Agritourism" Passes Ohio House

Today, State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that grants agritourism operators civil liability protection for injuries that occur during agritourism activities.

 
 
State Rep. Hagan Applauds Passage of Legislation to Improve Endometriosis Awareness

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 142 with broad bipartisan support, which would designate the month of March as “Endometriosis Awareness Month.” The bill was sponsored by Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance), who testified in the House Health & Aging Committee and spoke on the House floor about the debilitating effects of the disease.

 
 
Bill provides a business-friendly enhancement of the Short North
May 27, 2015
State Rep. Mike Duffey Applauds House Passage of Bill Allowing Open Containers at the North Market

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 37 with broad bipartisan support. HB 37, sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), will help the many small businesses located in Central Ohio’s historic North Market by allowing a person to possess beer or liquor on the premises without violating Ohio law if the beverage was purchased by a qualified permit holder in that market.

 
 
Happy Memorial Day from the Ohio House

Take some time today to remember our veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 
 
Ohio House of Representatives Holds Military Medal of Distinction Joint Convention Ceremony

Today the Ohio House of Representatives assembled in a joint convention with the Ohio Senate to present the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families and loved ones of six service members who died while serving our country.

 
 
Bill expected to reduce state testing time by 50 percent
May 14, 2015
State Rep. Brenner Applauds Legislation to Revise State Assessments and Examinations

The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 74 yesterday with broad bipartisan support. HB 74, sponsored by State Representative Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell), would revise the state assessments and examinations given to Ohio’s students.

 
 
Ohio House Passes Bill to Increase Penalties for Failure to Stop After an Accident

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 110 with broad bipartisan support, sponsored by State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville). HB 110, known as “Brandon’s Law,” increases the penalties for failure to stop after an accident and failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident when the offenses result in the death or serious physical harm to a person.

 
 
Ohio House Resolution Refutes Connecticut Account of Man's First Flight

State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) applauded today’s passage of House Concurrent Resolution 8, a measure that repudiates recent claims made by state lawmakers in Connecticut that it is home to man’s first flight.

 
 
Press conference highlights new legislation based on Attorney General's recent recommendations for police training
May 12, 2015
Ohio House, Senate Join with Attorney General DeWine to Improve Law Enforcement Officer Training in Ohio

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today held a press conference with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) to discuss upcoming legislation that relates to recommendations made by the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training.