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House Passes 'DataOhio' Bill, HB 130 (Duffey, Hagan)

By a unanimous vote of 90-0, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 130, also known as DataOhio, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance).  A nearly identical bill passed the Ohio House last session by a unanimous vote of 92-0, but did not have time to pass the Ohio Senate during ‘lame duck’ session.

Legislation brings awareness to rare birth defect
May 18, 2016
House Votes to Designate a "Omphalocele Awareness Day"

Today, State Representatives Louis Terhar (R-Cincinnati) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded the passage of House Bill 490 by the Ohio House, legislation designating January 31st as Omphalocele Awareness Day.

Legislation Creating State Bond Bank Clears Ohio House

State Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) today announced the passage of House Bill 435, legislation he sponsored creating a state bond bank, which would be able to issue loans to local governments.

HB 63 addresses online "re-homing" for adopted children
May 18, 2016
Legislation Preventing Child Trafficking Passes Ohio House

House Bill 63 was passed by the Ohio House today, which expands the crime of endangering children to prohibit a person from selling or transferring, or attempting to sell or transfer, a child for any value.

HB 388 increases the use of in-car breathalyzers for OVI offenses
May 18, 2016
Legislation to Reduce Repeat OVIs Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 388, which allows judges to grant the use of ignition interlock for individuals on their first OVI offense. This legislation, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), is also known as “Annie’s Law,” named after Scherer’s constituent, Annie Rooney, who at age 36 lost her life to a drunk driver in 2013.

Legislation Urging Support for H.C.R 28 Passes the Ohio House

State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 28, legislation urging the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign into law, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.

Ohio House Passes Legislation Protecting Military Families

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would exempt military deployment orders from being a public record. The intention of the bill is to provide military families with the security, privacy and peace of mind they deserve while their family member serves away from home.

Common-sense reforms to help both consumers and towing companies
May 18, 2016
Ohio House Passes Towing Legislation

Legislation passed through the Ohio House of Representatives today that aim to make needed upgrades and improvements to state law to benefit both consumers and towing companies. House Bill 341 builds upon provisions that were included in Senate Bill 274 from the previous General Assembly.

Rep. Brian Hill Applauds Ohio House Opposition to EPA's Clean Power Plan

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 29, legislation announcing the Ohio House’s opposition to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Rep. Buchy Applauds Passage of Bill Exempting Non-Profit Gyms from Sales Tax

Today, State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) applauded the passage of House Bill 334, legislation that exempts non-profit gyms from sales tax, at Ohio House session.