We’re facing a serious drug problem in our state and country. With an average of five Ohioans dying every day, drug overdose has been the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio since 2007. There were 2,110 overdose deaths in 2013, which is a 10-percent increase from 2012. Furthermore, over 72 percent of these deaths were caused by opioids.
Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the House legislative session schedule for the second half of 2015.
Happy Independence Day from the Ohio House of Representatives!
Remember those who have served and sacrificed to make this country great.
Each year in the United States, suicide claims over 41,000 lives – more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, presented the 2015 Allies in Action State Award to State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) for her exemplary work in preventing suicide, the silent epidemic. More than 240 AFSP volunteer field advocates from all 50 states were in attendance as part of the organization’s Advocacy Forum.
State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) today applauded the passage of Amended House Bill 188, legislation that updates consult agreements between physicians and pharmacists in Ohio. The bill also increases to a 30-day supply, from 72 hours, the amount of a drug that a pharmacist can dispense without a prescription to a patient.
The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on House Bill 6, legislation that extends the limitation time for prosecuting rape or sexual battery from 20 to 25 years.
The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 116 with broad bipartisan support. This bill, sponsored by State Representatives Tim Ginter and Tim Brown seeks to provide for partial drug prescription refills for the purpose of synchronizing multiple prescriptions for one patient.
In 2004, 62% of Ohio voters approved a fifty-five-word amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It clearly states that, in Ohio, only a marriage between one man and one woman is valid or recognized.
State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) is pleased to announce that Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill aimed at making it easier to create new businesses in Ohio.
The Ohio House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that greatly stiffens penalties for abusing companion animals. The bill is nicknamed “Goddard’s Law” after long-time Cleveland weatherman Dick Goddard, who for several years has passionately advocated strengthening penalties for animal abuse.