We are pleased to report that House Bill 463, which contains our EDI language, was passed by the Senate 26-5, and was concurred on by the House 72-21. The language under went a last minute modification when the County Auditors raised concerns to several provisions in the bill. After several discussion between Scott Ziance, Rep. Dever’s office, and the Auditors, we were able come to a compromise where the Board of Revision provision was removed and the Auditor’s would remain neutral on the bill.
Senate Bill 257 (Seitz and Skindell) which reduces the curative period for records of real property from 21 years to 4 years passed the House 88-2, the Senate with a vote of 30-1.
Senate Bill 235 (Senator Beagle and Coley) which will freeze the taxable value of property as it is readied for commercial or industrial use, was amended to include a wide range of provisions. Of relevance to the Board, it does include a fix to Rep. Schuring’s Downtown Redevelopment District language. It also contains the legislature’s stop-gap measure on the State’s unemployment compensation system.
|HB622||JUDGES-CONCEALED HANDGUNS IN COURT (PERALES R) To generally authorize a judge or magistrate who is a concealed handgun licensee to possess a concealed handgun in a courthouse or attached parking area, to expand the exemption from the offenses regarding illegal conveyance, possession, or control of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance into or in a courthouse for a judge or magistrate who is a licensee with respect to a concealed handgun, and to require a specified secure storage of the concealed handgun while in the courthouse as a condition for application of the authorization and exemption.|
|HB623||HIGHWAY DESIGNATION-ERIC JOERING (GONZALES A, CARFAGNA R) To designate a portion of Interstate Route 270 in Franklin County as the “Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering Memorial Highway.”|
|HB624||NEW AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS FUND (KENT B) To establish the New African Immigrants Grant and Gift Fund in the state treasury.|
|HB625||AUXILIARY CONTAINER REGULATION (LANG G, LIPPS S) To authorize a person to use an auxiliary container for any purpose, to prohibit a municipal corporation, charter county, or limited home rule township from imposing a tax or fee on auxiliary containers, and to clarify that the existing anti-littering law applies to auxiliary containers.|
|HB626||MORATORIUM-ACADEMIC DISTRESS COMMISSIONS (SMITH K, FEDOR T) To establish a moratorium on the creation of new academic distress commissions.|
|HB627||ELIMINATE PERIOD OF LIMITATION-RAPE (SMITH K, GALONSKI T) To eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape.|
|HB628||RESIDENT EDUCATOR LICENSES (STEIN D, RETHERFORD W) With regard to qualifications for obtaining a resident educator license.|
|HB629||GENERAL ASSEMBLY GIFTS & TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT (ANTANI N) To modify the law governing gifts and travel reimbursements to members of the General Assembly and to prohibit the use of campaign contributions for travel outside the United States.|
|HB630||ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS EXTENSION (GALONSKI T) To extend the alternative graduation requirements for two additional years.|
|HB631||AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY (HUGHES J, PATTERSON J) To revise the laws governing amusement ride operation and safety, to designate this act as “Tyler’s Law,” and to declare an emergency.|
|HB632||VEHICLE PRODUCT PROTECTION CONTRACTS (LANG G, HOLMES G) Regarding motor vehicle ancillary product protection contracts and motor vehicle service contracts.|
|HB633||LITTERING-PRIVATE PROPERTY (BOGGS K, MILLER A) To prohibit individuals who own or control private property in municipal corporations from depositing litter on that property.|
|HB634||HIGHWAY DESIGNATION-JAMES SPROWL (STEIN D) To designate a portion of State Route 99 in Huron County as the “Lance Corporal James Sprowl Memorial Highway.”|
|HB635||SCHOOL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM (RAMOS D) To create a school license plate program.|
|HB636||VETERANS-RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT-DISASTERS (RAMOS D) To exempt veterans from the three-month county residency requirement to be eligible for financial assistance from the county veterans service commission, if the veteran has relocated to the county from another Ohio county, state, or United States territory after the Governor or President of the United States declares a disaster or emergency.|
|HB637||MINOR VOTER PREREGISTRATION (CLYDE K) To permit sixteen and seventeen year olds to preregister to vote.|
|HJR15||UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL EDUCATION (FEDOR T, WEST T) To require a universal preschool education program that is free and available to any four- or five-year-old child who resides in the state.|
|SB294||PILOT PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNTS (EKLUND J, LEHNER P) To increase the maximum amount that may be awarded to students under the Pilot Project (Cleveland) Scholarship Program.|
|SB295||OSCAR NICEWANDER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (HOTTINGER J) To designate a portion of State Route 93 in Tuscarawas County as the “PFC Oscar F. Nicewander Memorial Highway” and a portion of State Route 520 in Holmes County as the “Cpl. Jerry Robert Spitler Memorial Highway.”|