LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

 

Tracked Bills

 

HB53

LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS (HILLYER B) To shorten the period of limitations for actions upon a contract; to make changes to the borrowing statute pertaining to applicable periods of limitations; and to establish a statute of repose for a legal malpractice action.

 

Current Status:   

2/4/2021 – Referred to Committee House Civil Justice

 

HB110

OPERATING BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2021 – Senate Finance, (Seventh Hearing)

 

HB123

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREAS (FRAIZER M, CROSS J) To modify the law governing community reinvestment areas and the terms under which property may be exempted in such areas.

 

Current Status:   

4/20/2021 – REPORTED OUT, House Ways and Means, (Fifth Hearing)

 

HB143

REGARDS THE CLEAN OHIO PROGRAM (HILLYER B) Relating to the Clean Ohio Program and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

2/24/2021 – Referred to Committee House Finance

 

HB167

PROVIDE RENT, UTILITY ASSISTANCE (OELSLAGER S) To provide rent and utility assistance and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

5/11/2021 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

 

HB175

DEREGULATE CERTAIN EPHEMERAL WATER FEATURES (HILLYER B) To deregulate certain ephemeral water features under various water pollution control laws.

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2021 – House Agriculture and Conservation, (Fourth Hearing)

 

SB13

SHORTEN PERIOD OF LIMITATIONS-CONTRACTS (LANG G) To shorten the period of limitations for actions upon a contract; to make changes to the borrowing statute pertaining to applicable periods of limitations; and to establish a statute of repose for a legal malpractice action.

 

Current Status:   

3/11/2021 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

 

SB19

WETLAND MITIGATION-PROPERTY TAX (SCHAFFER T) To establish a property tax exemption for certain property used for wetland mitigation projects.

 

Current Status:   

3/16/2021 – House Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

 

SB83

BROWNFIELDS (WILLIAMS S, RULLI M) To require the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study to determine where brownfield sites are located in this state and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2021 – PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 32-0

 

SB84

CLEAN OHIO REVITALIZATION FUND (WILLIAMS S, RULLI M) To make changes to the law relating to the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund.

 

Current Status:   

3/23/2021 – Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (Second Hearing)

 

SB97

MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX-WORK FROM HOME (ROEGNER K) To modify municipal income tax employer withholding rules for COVID-19-related work-from-home employees

 

Current Status:   

5/12/2021 – Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

 

SB110

RENT, UTILITY ASSISTANCE (O’BRIEN S, WILSON S) To provide rent and utility assistance and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

3/24/2021 – Referred to Committee House Finance

 

 

Bills Introduced Since 5/17/2021

 

HB310

ESTABLISH VIRTUAL TESTIMONY (KELLY B, MILLER A) To require that a committee of the General Assembly establish a means of hearing virtual testimony.

HB311

EXPAND EEG/ TMS PILOT PROGRAM (GHANBARI H, MILLER A) To expand the Electroencephalogram (EEG) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Pilot Program and to make an appropriation.

HB312

DESIGNATE WOMEN IN STEM DAY (BOGGS K, LIGHTBODY M) To designate November 23rd as “Women and Girls in STEM Day.”

HB313

SPECIFY PUBLIC RECORDS, ETC REQUIRED FOR REDISTRICTING (HICKS-HUDSON P) To delineate the public records, public meetings, and other requirements with which the Ohio Redistricting Commission, the General Assembly, and the Legislative Task Force on Redistricting, Reapportionment, and Demographic Research must comply during the redistricting process, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.

HB314

EXEMPT TAXES FOR CERTAIN SEASONAL WATERCRAFT (SWEARINGEN D, CLICK G) To exempt from state and local use taxes certain watercraft seasonally stored or repaired in Ohio.

HB315

REGARDING BAIL (LELAND D, HILLYER B) To make changes regarding bail.

HB316

HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION RECOVERY ACT (JARRELLS D, HILLYER B) To enact “the 2020-2021 High School Education Recovery Act” to establish the Supplemental School Year Program for the 2021-2022 school year and to declare an emergency.

HB317

REPEAL ELECTRIC SECURITY PLANS (WILKIN S) To repeal electric security plans and make other changes to the law regarding competitive retail electric service.

HB318

REVISE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT LAWS (SWEARINGEN D, PLUMMER P) To revise the law governing the practice of anesthesiologist assistants.

HB319

EXPANDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING JUSTICE ACT (GALONSKI T, RICHARDSON T) To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records and to name this act the Expanding Human Trafficking Justice Act.

HB320

REGARDING FALSE 9-1-1 REPORTS (WEINSTEIN C, WEST T) To permit the subject of a false 9-1-1 report made by a person for a discriminatory reason against the subject of the report to bring a civil action for damages against the person, and to name the act Darren’s Law.

SB181

STUDENT RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION-ATHLETICS (GAVARONE T) Regarding student religious expression in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities.

SB182

BAIL REFORM (MCCOLLEY R, HUFFMAN S) To make changes regarding bail.

SB183

EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS (FEDOR T, KUNZE S) To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records and to name this act the Expanding Human Trafficking Justice Act.

SB184

LARGE VOLUME ONLINE SELLERS (LANG G, RULLI M) Regarding transparency by large-volume third-party sellers in online marketplaces.