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Auglaize County Highway Honors Fallen Soldier
April 3, 2014

State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) today announced that legislation designating a portion of State Route 67 in Auglaize County as the “Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman Memorial Highway” has passed the Ohio House. Senate Bill 185 passed unanimously out of the House Transportation, Public Safety, and Homeland Security Committee.

 
 
Reps. DeVitis and Slaby Announce Purple Martin Capital of Ohio

State Representatives Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) and Marilyn Slaby (R-Copely) today announced that legislation designating the Portage Lakes area in Summit County as the Purple Martin Capital of Ohio has passed in the Ohio House. Rep. DeVitis and Rep. Slaby both represent portions of Summit County.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 393, legislation that aims to better inform high school students of the career planning, job opportunities, and online education resources that are available to them through the OhioMeansJobs web site.

 
 
"Brandon's Law" strives to save lives and hold drivers accountable
April 2, 2014

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of Amended House Bill 397, which increases penalties for failure to stop after an accident that results in the death of a person or serious physical harm to a person.

 
 
Speaker Batchelder Receives Award from Alzheimer's Association

The Ohio Council of the Alzheimer’s Association today presented Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) with the 2014 Sharen Eckert Leadership in Advocacy Award, in recognition of his long-time support of the Alzheimer’s Association and its public policy efforts.

 
 
Rep. Burkley Announces Calamity Days Bill Signing

State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne) yesterday announced that Governor Kasich has
signed House Bill 416, which increases by four the number of calamity days school districts are allowed to use during the 2013-2014 school year, bringing the total number of calamity days up to nine.

 
 
Committee will strengthen Medicaid program, ensure transparency
March 27, 2014

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced their appointments to the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee (JMOC), which will be responsible for overseeing reforms to Ohio’s Medicaid program.

 
 
HB 497 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development
March 26, 2014

With strong bipartisan support, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 497—the state’s capital budget bill—which invests capital appropriations totaling nearly $2.4 billion in communities and projects throughout Ohio.

 
 
HB 373 memorializes individuals who died serving in Vietnam War
March 26, 2014

State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Green Township) announced passage of House Bill 373, which would designate a portion of State Route 264 in the city of Cincinnati as the “Elder High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.”

 
 

State Representative Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) announced the passage of a bill that seeks to incentivize the use of alternative fuel like compressed natural gas (CNG) in Ohio.