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HB 63 addresses online "re-homing" for adopted children
May 18, 2016
Legislation Preventing Child Trafficking Passes Ohio House

House Bill 63 was passed by the Ohio House today, which expands the crime of endangering children to prohibit a person from selling or transferring, or attempting to sell or transfer, a child for any value.

HB 388 increases the use of in-car breathalyzers for OVI offenses
May 18, 2016
Legislation to Reduce Repeat OVIs Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 388, which allows judges to grant the use of ignition interlock for individuals on their first OVI offense. This legislation, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), is also known as “Annie’s Law,” named after Scherer’s constituent, Annie Rooney, who at age 36 lost her life to a drunk driver in 2013.

Legislation Urging Support for H.C.R 28 Passes the Ohio House

State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 28, legislation urging the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign into law, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.

Ohio House Passes Legislation Protecting Military Families

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would exempt military deployment orders from being a public record. The intention of the bill is to provide military families with the security, privacy and peace of mind they deserve while their family member serves away from home.

Common-sense reforms to help both consumers and towing companies
May 18, 2016
Ohio House Passes Towing Legislation

Legislation passed through the Ohio House of Representatives today that aim to make needed upgrades and improvements to state law to benefit both consumers and towing companies. House Bill 341 builds upon provisions that were included in Senate Bill 274 from the previous General Assembly.

Rep. Brian Hill Applauds Ohio House Opposition to EPA's Clean Power Plan

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 29, legislation announcing the Ohio House’s opposition to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Rep. Buchy Applauds Passage of Bill Exempting Non-Profit Gyms from Sales Tax

Today, State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) applauded the passage of House Bill 334, legislation that exempts non-profit gyms from sales tax, at Ohio House session.

Legislation Creating SmartOhio Financial Literacy Pilot Program Passes Ohio House

State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) yesterday announced the passage of House Bill 391 by the Ohio House, legislation that creates a pilot program to encourage and increase financial literacy for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Rep. Terhar is the primary sponsor of the bill.

Legislation to Expedite Vacant Property Foreclosure Process Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 463, legislation aimed at reforming the way foreclosure cases are managed in Ohio, expediting cases on court-certified abandoned properties, giving power to local governments to manage blight, and providing basic property right protections.

Legislation addresses third party motor vehicle accidents
May 11, 2016
Ohio House of Representatives Concurs on Workers' Compensation Bill

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 207, sponsored by State Representatives Mike Henne (R-Clayton) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon). HB 207 addresses issues of workers’ compensation claims that involve motor vehicle accidents caused by a third party.