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State Representatives Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Twp.) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would allow school districts in Ohio to have more authority when keeping students safe and addressing dangerous behavior among students.

 
 

The House of Representatives passed legislation to integrate school safety drills into the existing requirements for fire drills.

 

 
 

State Representative Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) today announced that legislation providing additional safeguards for drivers against predatory towing companies has passed the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 85, legislation to enhance the homestead exemption for military veterans who are 100 percent disabled from a service-related disability.

 

 
 
House committees will ensure thoughtful consideration and input from Ohioans
March 18, 2014

Members of the Ohio House of Representatives today unveiled a package of bills that together comprise the mid-biennial review (MBR), a 1,600-page document introduced by Governor John Kasich to initiate a series of policy reforms. Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released the following statement on the House’s introduction of the issue-specific bills:

 

 
 

Chairman of the House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee, Robert Cole Sprague (R-Findlay), announced that today House Bill 367 passed out of the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill was one of many pieces of legislation included in a package of bills the committee introduced after a thorough study of opioid addiction throughout Ohio.

 
 

State Representative Christina M. Hagan (R-Marlboro Township) spoke to a group of college students at Malone University earlier this afternoon.

 
 
Funding for Piqua, Covington schools will support district projects
March 12, 2014

State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of funding for Piqua City School District and Covington Exempted Village School District in support of various school district projects.

 
 
H.B. 107 will help students compete in the highly competitive job market
March 12, 2014

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 107, which creates a $1 million pilot project to provide grants to certain businesses for employing high school students to career exploration internships.

 

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement regarding the announcement of state and national job figures, including today’s revised figures from the U.S. Department of Labor showing that Ohio has created more than 238,000 private-sector jobs in the last three years: