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Bill Aims to Relieve Cost Burden of CDL Training

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) this week introduced legislation that aims to provide a more cost-efficient pathway for Ohio students wanting to receive commercial driver’s license (CDL) training in order to pursue an occupation in truck driving.

State Representative Steve Hambley Honors Brady Long as the 2017 National Grocers Association Best Bagger Champion

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) this week presented a resolution honoring Brady Long on winning the 2017 National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Championship.

Bill inspired by local students
March 22, 2017
House Designates Barn as Official Architectural Structure of Ohio

COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation she sponsored that designates the barn as the official historical architectural structure of the state, highlighting Ohio’s heritage and agricultural legacy.


COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Senate Bill 23, legislation that designates January 31st as “Omphalocele Awareness Day.”


COLUMBUS—State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation to help protect Ohio’s seniors and other unsuspecting populations against deceptive marketing practices. House Bill 52, sponsored by Rep. Rezabek, makes several reforms to regulate the solicitation of real property deeds.


It’s that time of the year again—the application period for the Legislative Service Commission Fellowship is open. The LSC Fellowship is an employment opportunity in Ohio’s capital city for recent college graduates or those interested in pursuing a career in public service. Each year, the legislature welcomes a number of ambitious young professionals to our staff, each willing to work hard and learn more about the legislative process.


COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) applauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for proposing $1 billion in rebates to the 200,000 Ohio employers paying into their system.


COLUMBUS—Today, State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) introduced legislation granting consumer protections for the millions of Ohioans who participate in fantasy sports, as well as providing sensible standards to ensure the industry operates in a transparent and accountable manner.

Legislation to Conform State and Federal Tax Laws Heads to Governor's Desk

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives voted to send House Bill 11, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), to Governor Kasich’s desk for final approval before becoming law. This bill seeks to incorporate into Ohio tax law the changes that have been made to federal tax law since February 2016.


COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 6, legislation that creates the offense of “misuse of criminal record information.”