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Now that school is out for the summer, children can look forward to more fun and free time outdoors. It is easy to think of the summer months as a carefree and simple time for all, but that is just not the case for some families in our state. Food insecurity is a sad reality and serious problem for many children.

 
 
Legislation to Streamline In-Person Absentee Voting Process Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that updates various laws pertaining to voter registration, as well as procedures for casting, processing and reviewing in-person absentee ballots.

 
 
Ohio House Honors Officer Alan Horujko for Heroic Act

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) together with State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), and the delegation of Franklin County members presented an Ohio House resolution to Officer Alan Horujko for his outstanding act of heroism in the face of the terrorist attack at The Ohio State University on November 28, 2016.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would encourage physicians to immediately seek treatment should they become addicted to alcohol or drugs.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of House Bill 223, which modernizes Ohio’s structured settlement protection statute. Structured settlements are a voluntary legal method of compensating injury victims, typically through periodic annuity payments.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of House Bill 213, which establishes requirements for appraisal management companies (AMCs) and brings Ohio into compliance with federal law and regulations. 
 

 
 

COLUMBUS—Following the Ohio Senate’s adoption of Substitute House Bill 49 in Finance Committee this afternoon, Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 
Plan includes emphasis on worker safety and rehabilitation
June 8, 2017
Rep. Henne Announces Comprehensive Reform of Bureau of Workers' Compensation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Henne (R-Clayton) today unveiled a plan for overhauling Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to better serve the state’s workforce. The plan includes rebranding the workers’ compensation agency as the Office of Employee Safety and Rehabilitation.

 
 
State Reps. Keller, Conditt Honor the 2016 Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Champions

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) yesterday presented a resolution honoring the Ohio Steel Stingers as 2016 Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Champions.

 
 
Bill Helps Diversify County Treasurer Portfolios

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation, sponsored by State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), which will allow county treasurers greater diversification in their investment portfolios.