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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.


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: