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Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s approval of Governor Kasich’s request to hold the 2014 State of the State Address in Medina:

 
 
State Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Automatically Refund Overpaid Business Taxes

State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Al Landis (R-Dover) joined Senators Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), along with Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa today to introduce legislation that will require the Ohio Department of Taxation to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds in the form of credits toward future taxes.

 
 

State Representatives Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) recently introduced House Joint Resolution 9, which seeks to reauthorize funding for the Ohio Public Works Commission (PWC).

 
 
Session Calendars Set for First Half of 2014
December 19, 2013

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced the session schedule for the first half of 2014.

 
 
Bill adds to "Move Over, Slow Down" initiative
December 13, 2013

State Representatives Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) and Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 137, which requires vehicles to slow down, proceed with caution and, if possible, change lanes when passing highway maintenance vehicles and Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) vehicles that are stopped.

 
 
Ohio House Passes Legislation Addressing Cruelty Toward Animals

The Ohio House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill 274, legislation that addresses violence and cruelty to companion animals.

 
 

State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 206, legislation that creates a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) license plate.

 
 
Legislation supported by League of Women Voters, Election Officials
December 11, 2013
Legislation Pertaining to Voter Registration Database, Voting Machines Receives Bipartisan Support in Ohio House

State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 200, legislation that enhances the Statewide Voter Registration Database and modifies electronic voting machines requirements. The legislation passed with bipartisan support.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 292, which creates a study committee that would study the aerospace and technology industry.