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NAIOP Week in Review 6.24.19

Tracked Bills

Bills Introduced Since 8/5/2019
HB315 FIREARM SALES-SUICIDE PREVENTION (LISTON B) To require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.
HB316 RED FLAG PROTECTION ORDERS (RUSSO A, SWEENEY B) To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person’s access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
HB317 FIREARM TRANSFERS (ROBINSON P, MILLER A) To enact the Protect Law Enforcement Act to require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
SB180 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BONDS (SCHAFFER T) To authorize the issuance of industrial development bonds by a township and to authorize counties, townships, and municipal corporations to issue industrial development bonds without requiring the county, township, or municipal corporation to designate a community improvement corporation as its agency for industrial, commercial, distribution, and research development.
SB181 WORKFORCE-EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS (COLEY W) To require the Chancellor of Higher Education to create a template for workforce-education partnership programs.



Tracked Bills

HB48 LOCAL GOVT ROAD IMPROVEMENT FUND (GREENSPAN D) To provide for a new Local Government Road Improvement Fund for local governments to fund road improvements.
  Current Status:    2/12/2019 – Referred to Committee House Finance
HB62 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To increase the rate of and modify the distribution of revenue from motor fuel excise taxes, to make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.
  Current Status:    4/3/2019 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days, Taxes eff. 7/1/19
HB75 PROPERTY VALUE CONTESTS (MERRIN D) To require local governments that contest property values to formally pass an authorizing resolution for each contest and to notify property owners.
  Current Status:    4/9/2019 – REPORTED OUT, House Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)
HB149 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPT-RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION (MERRIN D) To enact the “Affordable Homebuilding and Housing Act” to temporarily exempt from property tax the increased value of land subdivided for residential development.
  Current Status:    4/10/2019 – House Economic and Workforce Development, (Second Hearing)
HB168 AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (ARNDT S) To establish an affirmative defense to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances from a facility for certain bona fide prospective purchasers.
  Current Status:    6/26/2019 – Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)
HB175 TAX EXEMPTION-GOODS MOVEMENT (ANTANI N) To exempt from sales and use tax things used primarily to move completed manufactured products or general merchandise.
  Current Status:    4/2/2019 – Referred to Committee House Ways and Means
HB176 OPEN MEETINGS-VISITORS BUREAUS (BRINKMAN T, BECKER J) To require certain convention and visitors’ bureaus to make available for inspection by the public all meeting minutes, vendor payment information, and financial information.
  Current Status:    4/2/2019 – Referred to Committee House State and Local Government
HB209 ABOLISH ESTATE BY DOWER (CARRUTHERS S, KICK D) To abolish the estate by dower.
  Current Status:    6/25/2019 – House Civil Justice, (Fourth Hearing)
HB218 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PATTON T) To authorize certain public entities to enter into public-private initiatives with a private party through a public-private agreement regarding public facilities.
  Current Status:    6/19/2019 – SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House State and Local Government, (Second Hearing)
HB251 CONTRACT ACTION-PERIOD OF LIMITATION (LANG G, HILLYER B) To shorten the period of limitations for actions upon a contract.
  Current Status:    6/18/2019 – House Civil Justice, (Third Hearing)
HB252 LAND REUTILIZATION (GREENSPAN D) To create the Land Reutilization Demolition Program and to make an appropriation.
  Current Status:    6/30/2019 – Re-Referred to Committee
HB288 EMINENT DOMAIN (MANNING D) To amend the law regarding eminent domain and to declare an emergency.
  Current Status:    6/25/2019 – Referred to Committee House Civil Justice
SB2 STATEWIDE WATERSHED PLANNING (PETERSON B, DOLAN M) To create a statewide watershed planning structure for watershed programs to be implemented by local soil and water conservation districts.
  Current Status:    6/19/2019 – Referred to Committee House Energy and Natural Resources
SB8 TAX CREDITS-OHIO OPPORTUNITY ZONE (SCHURING K) To authorize tax credits for investments in an Ohio Opportunity Zone.
  Current Status:    5/8/2019 – House Economic and Workforce Development, (Second Hearing)
SB39 MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS-TAX CREDIT (SCHURING K) To authorize an insurance premiums tax credit for capital contributions to transformational mixed use development projects.
  Current Status:    6/30/2019 – Referred to Committee House Economic and Workforce Development
SB95 STATE AND LOCAL TAX INDUCEMENTS (KUNZE S, PETERSON B) To enhance state and local tax inducements for businesses making substantial fixed asset and employment investments and their suppliers.
  Current Status:    6/19/2019 – Referred to Committee House Ways and Means