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With today’s signing of Am. Sub. H.B. 59 and Governor Kasich’s vetoes of line items in the budget, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder released the following statement.

 
 
Ohio House Sends "Boater Freedom Act" to Governor

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 29, also known as the “Boater Freedom Act,” which establishes conditions for watercraft safety inspections.

 
 
Am. Sub. H.B. 59 provides vital services, allows Ohioans to keep more of their money
June 27, 2013
Ohio House Sends State Operating Budget to Governor

The Ohio House of Representatives today voted to pass Amended Substitute House Bill 59, the state operating budget designed to improve Ohio’s business climate, invest in schools, help Ohioans access the care and services they need, give Ohioans greater ability to obtain higher education, and put more money back in the pockets of hardworking Ohioans.

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released a statement on the passage of House Bill 130, the “End Demand Act,” by the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 1, which establishes the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program and Fund to strengthen job training and continuing education opportunities for Ohioans.

 
 
Devices are viewed as a bad budgetary scheme and an infringement of rights
June 26, 2013
Ohio House of Representatives Votes to Ban Red-Light, Speed Cameras

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that would prohibit municipalities, counties, townships and the state highway patrol from using red-light cameras and speed cameras to assist in the enforcement of traffic laws.

 
 

With unanimous support, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended House Bill 57 to require proof that a humane society agent has successfully completed training to be filed with the county recorder. The legislation strives to protect Ohio’s companion animals and more effectively address cases of animal cruelty and abuse.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 1, which establishes the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program and Fund to strengthen job training and continuing education opportunities for Ohioans.

 
 
Ohio House Pushes for Wrestling's Reinstatement in Olympics

The Ohio House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 43, which urges that the sport of wrestling be reinstated in the Olympics.

 
 
Legislation modernizes medical care while lowering costs for Ohioans
June 26, 2013

Today, Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) applauded the passage of House Bill 123 through the Ohio House of Representatives. The initiative requires Medicaid to provide coverage of telehealth services offered by medical facilities.