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HB 303 aims to keep homeowners in their home through partnerships with private lenders
December 8, 2015
Unanimous Passage of Bill to Create the D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed is a Win for Homeowners and Lenders

Today the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon), creating the D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed program (Deed Over, Lender Leaseback, Agreed Refinance). House Bill 303 will provide homeowners the option to remain in their homes as a tenant instead of facing foreclosure. 

Ohio House Advances Legislation Strengthening Worker's Compensation Law

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed 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.

House Bill 50 provides aid to Ohio's "voiceless and vulnerable"
December 1, 2015
Ohio House Votes to Expand Foster Care Assistance and Reform State's Guardianship Laws

COLUMBUS—During today’s session, the Ohio House of Representatives approved legislation that increases the age for which persons are eligible to receive foster care and adoption assistance, as well as addresses issues associated with caring for the more than 67,000 juvenile and elderly Ohioans subject to guardianship in the state.

Legislation continues House's efforts to curtail Ohio's drug epidemic
December 1, 2015
Rep. Rezabek Applauds Passage of Bill Safeguarding Minors from Cough/Cold Medicine Abuse

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) today applauded the House’s passage of legislation he sponsored that would prohibit a person younger than 18 from purchasing any product containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient commonly found in cough and cold medicines. The bill makes the violation of this prohibition a minor misdemeanor.

Rep. Terry Johnson Applauds House Passage of Bill Helping Veterans Receive Healthcare Benefits

COLUMBUS—During today’s session, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 10, legislation that requires the state’s Department of Medicaid to determine whether a person receiving medical assistance is eligible for federal military-related healthcare benefits. It then requires the department to notify that individual of his or her potential eligibility and assist them in reaching out to the appropriate entity to receive those benefits.

Resolution Urging Restoration of Funding at Piketon Plant Heard in Ohio House Committee

COLUMBUS—A measure urging the federal government to restore funding at the Piketon-based American Centrifuge Plant received its first hearing in the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee today.

Rep. Koehler Welcomes Local Students to Statehouse

COLUMBUS—State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today met with fourth grade students from Kenwood Elementary at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

State Representative Terry Johnson Named 2015 Legislator of the Year

COLUMBUS—State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) was recently honored by the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers (OARP) as one of the 2015 Legislators of the Year. Rep. Johnson was joined in this recognition by Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) and Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville).


COLUMBUS—State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) has introduced legislation that will provide greater access to the College Credit Plus Program for home-educated students.

Rep. Mark Romanchuk Receives Elected Official Advocacy Award

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today received the “Elected Official Advocacy Award” from the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging.