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By Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina)
February 25, 2014
The Privilege of Hosting Governor Kasich in Medina

What a great honor it was for Medina County to host Governor Kasich for his State of the State address. I could not be more proud and more thankful to call Medina my home for so many years, and the exceptional nature of our community was certainly on display as the governor visited and addressed all of Ohio from here.

 
 
Acts on recommendations by bipartisan Ohio Association of Election Officials
February 20, 2014
Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage of Legislation Ensuring Integrity of Voter Rolls

State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 238, legislation that revises the number of days for absentee voting, helping local boards of elections meet the challenges of preparing for Election Day.

 
 
Measures designed to provide assistance to absentee ballot voters
February 20, 2014

State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 205, which provides for uniform, voter-friendly reforms for absentee ballot voting.

 
 
Ohio House Adopts Resolution in Support of Israel

Following the adoption of House Resolution 340, which seeks to commend Israel for its relationship with the United States and support the self-governance and self-defense of Israel, State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta), who sponsored the resolution, issued the following statement.

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced a series of changes to the leadership of several standing committees in the Ohio House of Representatives effective today.

 
 

State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) has applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 320, which would strengthen the operations of free clinics and allow Medicaid patients to have greater access to health care options.

 
 

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of Substitute House Bill 309, which updates the Ohio Revised Code to comply with the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that was reauthorized in 2013.

 
 

State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 49, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, legislation which would strengthen the laws protecting elders from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

 
 
By Reps. Stephanie Kunze and Tim Brown
February 10, 2014
Public Works Proposal Will Improve Ohio's Infrastructure Without Tax Increase

In January, state legislators and the governor worked together to pass Senate Joint Resolution 6, which is a key component to improving Ohio’s infrastructure without burdening Ohioans with a tax increase. We were proud to take an active role in its passage, even introducing a companion resolution in the House (HJR 9), which aimed to accomplish the same goals.

 
 

State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) is encouraging the public to attend the “NASA Glenn Research Center Technology Exhibits Day at the Statehouse” on Tuesday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.