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Ohio House Passes Legislation to Improve Child-Resistant Protections on Liquid Nicotine

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 168, sponsored by State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City). HB 168 seeks to prohibit the retail sale of any liquid nicotine container to be used with an electronic cigarette unless the container satisfies certain child-resistant standards, and establishes a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation.

State Representative Jim Buchy Honors Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart on Ohio House Floor

During today’s Ohio House session, State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) recognized Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart for being named the National Sheriff of the Year.

Ohio House Honors 2015 Ohio Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion

State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) presented a resolution on Wednesday honoring Ethan Conley for being named as the 2015 Ohio Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion.

House Votes to Send State Budget to Conference Committee

Today, following the passage of Am. Sub. House Bill 64 through the Senate, the Ohio House voted to reject Senate amendments and to send the state operating budget to conference committee. Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement.

Bill would boost local businesses, increase competition
June 17, 2015
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Exempt Metal Bullion and Collectable Coins from Sales and Use Tax

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 26, sponsored by State Representatives Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Ron Maag (R-Lebanon). HB 26 seeks to exempt from sales and use taxes the sale or use of investment metal bullion and collectable coins.

Legislation eliminates cap on training hours
June 17, 2015
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Improve Training Requirements for Peace Officers

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that addresses training requirements for peace officers in Ohio. Stemming from the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training report, the bill works to improve the training process for law enforcement individuals.  

Ohio House Agriculture Committee Receives Status Update

The Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Rural Development Committee received a status update today from State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey and Executive Vice President Jim Chakeres of the Ohio Poultry Association regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or avian flu), an extremely contagious virus that primarily affects domestic poultry and is believed to be spread by wild, migrating waterfowl.

Reps. Huffman, Grossman Discuss Upcoming Legislation to Upgrade Statewide Trauma System

State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) discussed upcoming legislation they will introduce to upgrade Ohio’s statewide trauma system through the creation of the Ohio Trauma Board.

Ohio House Members Present Mid-Ohio Foodbank with Operation Feed Donations

State Representatives Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) and Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and former State Representative Lynn Wachtmann yesterday presented the Mid-Ohio Foodbank with donations that the Ohio House of Representatives raised during the Operation Feed campaign.

Ohio House Passes Bill to Encourage Women Entrepreneurs

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 103, legislation that works to connect policymakers and entrepreneurs with the goal of highlighting and assisting Ohio women and their business endeavors.