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House Bill 244 designates November 10th as "Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day"
October 27, 2015
Speaker Rosenberger, Rep. Terry Johnson Applaud Concurrence of Legislation Recognizing Police Officers and First Responders

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today applauded the House’s concurrence on Senate changes to House Bill 244. This legislation works to honor those individuals who have served in the armed forces and as police officers or other first responders by designating November 10th as “Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day.”

Rep. Brown Elected Chair of Committee Reviewing State Agencies

COLUMBUS—State Representative Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) was elected chairman of the Sunset Review Committee, a panel tasked with determining the future of several state agencies in order to make state government run efficiently and responsibly.

Continuing the Fight Against Opioid Drug Abuse in Ohio
October 23, 2015
Guest Column from State Representative Andy Thompson

As your state representative, perhaps the toughest challenge we have to contend with is the epidemic of opioid drug abuse. Thousands of families are affected; you may very well have a story to tell that has affected your family profoundly.


COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Andy Brenner (R-Powell) has been appointed to serve as chair of the House Education Committee effective next week. This follows the decision by State Representative Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township) to step down as chair and fill the role of vice chair of the Education Committee.

Bill sponsored by Baker, Landis signed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 20, 2015

COLUMBUS—Governor John Kasich yesterday signed House Bill 93, legislation that permits motorcyclists to purchase a “Breast Cancer Awareness” license plate for use on their motorcycle.

State Rep. Koehler Joins Local Students in Discussing Safe Driving

State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today joined students from around Ohio, including about 40 from the Northwestern School District, in an event at the Ohio Statehouse to recognize National Teen Driver Safety Week. 

Reps. Kunze, Stinziano Introduce Bill Strengthening Penalties for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Situations

In a press conference at the Statehouse today, State Representatives Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) explained their recently introduced legislation to increase penalties for strangulation in domestic violence situations.

State Rep. McColley Discusses Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform at Press Conference

State Representative Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) today held a press conference on legislation he is introducing that will work to end the process known as “Civil Asset Forfeiture” in Ohio.


COLUMBUS—Today, following the announcement that Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner is resigning, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

Bill championed by representatives becomes effective today
September 25, 2015

State Representatives Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Twp.) and Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the announcement by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that it is now easier and cheaper to start a new business in Ohio as a result of a recent initiative to reduce business filing fees.