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The Ohio House of Representatives approved a resolution during today’s session to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Marietta.

Two former coroners sponsor bill to make system more efficient and responsive
February 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation Updating County Coroner Laws

State Representatives Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded yesterday’s House passage of legislation they joint sponsored that updates county coroner laws in the state of Ohio through the modification of various provisions.

Ohio House Passes Resolution Addressing Federal Guidance for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he jointly sponsored that urges the federal government to revise its guidance on employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities and ensure their right to participate in facility-based programs.

Pin honors the sacrifice, commitment of Ohio's military children
February 17, 2016
House Bill Recognizing 'BratPin' Clears House Floor

State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) and Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded the passage of legislation from the Ohio House that recognizes “BratPins,” which are pins worn to honor those who grew up as dependents of military service members, also commonly known as “Military Brats.”

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Resolution Urging Reinstatement of Funds for Energy Plant in Southern Ohio

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed a resolution urging Congress and the United States Department of Energy to restore funding at a Piketon plant.

HB 317 protects Ohio minors from identity theft
February 17, 2016
Ohio House Passes Bill to Allow Parents to Freeze Child's Credit

Today, the Ohio House passed House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft. Sponsored by State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon), this legislation allows credit reporting agencies to create a credit record for the minor and then apply a freeze to that record.


Today the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 217, legislation sponsored by Representative Margaret Ruhl (R-Fredericktown) that would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency.

Financing tool helps local governments fund infrastructure improvements
February 17, 2016
Ohio House Passes Resolution Urging Preservation of Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded today’s Ohio House passage of House Concurrent Resolution 7, a measure that urges the president and the United States Congress to preserve the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

Rep. Hagan Honors Lake Local School District on its 2015 Energy Project of the Year Award

State Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today honored Lake Local School District on its 2015 Energy Project of the Year Award. The project made substantial energy cost reductions to Lake High School, Uniontown Elementary, and other facilities throughout the community. 

Rep. Terhar Announces Passage of Bill Waiving Concealed Handgun License Fee for Qualifying Military Members

State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would waive the concealed handgun license fee and training requirement for applicants who are currently serving in or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.