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Legislative Report December 5, 2021
Prepared by: Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Bill Information
REGARDS BROADBAND EXPANSION
(CARFAGNA R, STEWART B)

Regarding broadband expansion, including access to electric cooperative easements and facilities, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/17/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

MODIFY LAWS GOVERNING CERTAIN PROFESSIONS DUE TO COVID-19
(ROEMER B)

To amend Section 30 of H.B. 197 of the 133rd General Assembly to modify the laws governing certain health professionals and educator preparation programs due to COVID-19 and other circumstances and to modify the electric utility laws regarding energy efficiency programs; to amend the version of section 4729.92 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on October 9, 2021, to continue the changes to that section on and after that date; and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/14/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

PROHIBIT CERTAIN SALES OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN
(KOEHLER K)

To prohibit sales of dextromethorphan without a prescription to persons under age 18.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

MODIFY THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW
(GRENDELL D, FRAIZER M)

To modify the campaign finance law and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/15/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Campaign Finance

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke/Lora Miller

REGARDS STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
(GRENDELL D)

Regarding state retirement system fiduciary duties, Public Employees Retirement System management fees and employee pay, and creating the Committee on Pension Salaries and Fees.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/4/2021 - Referred to Committee House Financial Institutions

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Retirement Systems

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

WORKERS' COMPENSATION IN FIREFIGHTER CANCER CLAIMS
(PATTON T)

Regarding charging workers' compensation experience in firefighter cancer claims.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2021 - House Insurance, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Workers Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

PROHIBIT FORECLOSURES, EVICTION DURING COVID-19
(LELAND D, CROSSMAN J)

To prohibit foreclosure activity and the eviction of residential and commercial tenants during the state of emergency declared regarding COVID-19, to refer such proceedings caused by the state of emergency to mediation, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/23/2021 - House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Foreclosures/Evictions

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke/Lora Miller

INCREASE PENALTY FOR FAILING TO SECURE VEHICLE LOAD
(PATTON T)

To increase the criminal penalties associated with failing to secure a load on a vehicle.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/18/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

REVISE LAWS GOVERNING ACCESSIBLE PARKING
(WIGGAM S)

To make changes to the laws governing accessible parking.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/22/2021 - Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: 

HALT DEBT COLLECTION DURING COVID-19
(MIRANDA J, INGRAM C)

To halt the collection of all debt owed to any state institution of higher education or hospital operated by a state institution of higher education, to freeze the accrual of interest and collection of fees on all outstanding debt owed to those entities, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/2/2021 - House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Data

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS
(MANNING G)

Regarding emergency prescription refills.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/6/2021 - Senate Health, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE REPORT CARDS
(SOBECKI L, CROSSMAN J)

To waive state testing requirements for the 2020-2021 school year, to provide exemptions from state report cards and other provisions related to test results, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2021 - House Primary and Secondary Education, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Education

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
(WEST T, ROEMER B)

To require the Tax Commissioner to administer a temporary amnesty program from April 1, 2021, to May 31, 2021, with respect to delinquent state taxes and fees, to repeal Section 1 of this act on June 1, 2021, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/16/2021 - REPORTED OUT, House Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

LIQUOR PERMIT EXTENSION
(MILLER A, CARRUTHERS S)

To exempt specified liquor permit holders from the requirement to renew their permits in calendar year 2021, to eliminate a prohibition against the use of gift cards to purchase beer or intoxicating liquor for on-premises consumption, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Alcohol & Tobacco

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATION GRANT REBATE
(LOYCHIK M)

To require the Director of Transportation to establish an electric vehicle charging station grant rebate program and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Transportation and Public Safety, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

INTERNAL REVENUE CODE CHANGES
(ROEMER B, PAVLIGA G)

To expressly incorporate changes in the Internal Revenue Code since March 27, 2020, into Ohio law and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2021 - House Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MINIMUM WAGE
(KELLY B, JARRELLS D)

To allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish minimum wage requirements higher than the state minimum wage.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/4/2021 - WITHDRAWN

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: RED

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

REPEAL HB6 ENERGY LAWS
(SKINDELL M, O'BRIEN M)

To repeal the changes made by H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly to the laws governing electric service, renewable energy, and energy efficiency and the changes made to other related laws.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/17/2021 - House Public Utilities, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

OHIO SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY STATE
(LOYCHIK M, GRENDELL D)

To designate the State of Ohio as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State and to name this act the Ohio Second Amendment Safe Haven Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/9/2021 - House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Merchant Security

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

AMEND EMINENT DOMAIN LAWS
(CUTRONA A, STOLTZFUS R)

To amend the law regarding eminent domain and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/2/2021 - House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

REVISE BINGO LAWS
(LARE J, HOLMES A)

To allow veterans' and fraternal organizations to conduct electronic instant bingo, to make other changes to the law governing bingo, and to amend the version of section 109.572 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on October 9, 2021, to continue the change on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/4/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Lottery & Gaming

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

WAIVE STATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS
(KOEHLER K, BIRD A)

To waive state testing requirements for the 2020-2021 school year, to require the Department of Education to seek a waiver from federal testing requirements, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/20/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Education

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

PRIVATE CONTRACTOR PAYMENT
(CROSS J, SWEENEY B)

To require owners of private construction projects to timely pay a contractor.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/26/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Workforce and Higher Education

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

INCREASE STATE MINIMUM WAGE
(KELLY B, JARRELLS D)

To increase the state minimum wage.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/10/2021 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: RED

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ENACT FY22-23 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET
(OELSLAGER S)

To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ENACT FY22-23 WORKERS' COMPENSATION BUDGET
(OELSLAGER S)

To make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of the Bureau's programs, and to make changes to the Workers' Compensation Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. July 1, 2021

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Workers Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ENACT FY22-23 INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION BUDGET
(OELSLAGER S)

To make appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of Commission programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/2/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. July 1, 2021

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Workers Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ELIMINATE REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ASSESSMENT
(CROSS J, JONES D)

With regard to nationally standardized college admissions assessment and to revise the state report card and accountability systems.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Education

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

REQUIRE LICENSE FOR COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS
(PATTON T)

To require commercial roofing contractors to have a license.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/18/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNOR'S AND HEALTH ORDERS
(WIGGAM S, EDWARDS J)

To establish legislative oversight of the Governor's executive orders, certain public health orders, and emergency rules, including by establishing the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Health

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REVISE ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM AND RECORDER FEES
(ABRAMS C, LARE J)

To make changes to the Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State and to make changes to county recorder fees.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/19/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Local Government and Elections, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Data

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

PROVIDE PERMANENT REGISTRATION FOR TRAILERS
(MERRIN D)

To provide for a permanent registration option for noncommercial trailers.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/6/2021 - Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

ALTER REGISTRATION TAX FOR COMMERCIAL TRAILERS
(CROSS J, PLUMMER P)

To alter the annual registration tax for non-apportioned commercial trailers and semitrailers.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/10/2021 - Referred to Committee House Transportation and Public Safety

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

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

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; effective 7/1/21

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller & Alex Boehnke 

OHIO COMPUTER CRIMES ACT
(BALDRIDGE B)

To enact the Ohio Computer Crimes Act and to amend the version of section 109.572 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect October 9, 2021, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/30/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Merchant Security

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller & Alex Boehnke

REVISE CERTAIN WIND FARM/SOLAR FACILITY LAWS
(RIEDEL C, STEIN D)

To require inclusion of safety specifications in wind farm certificate applications, to modify wind turbine setbacks, and to permit a township referendum vote on certain wind farm and solar facility certificates.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Public Utilities, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

EQUALIZE PASS-THROUGH ENTITY WITHHOLDING
(ROEMER B, YOUNG B)

To equalize the pass-through entity withholding and the business income tax rate.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/23/2021 - House Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

REGARDING PROPERTY VALUES
(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

12/7/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

EXPUNGE COVID-19 VIOLATIONS/ REFUND FINES
(MERRIN D)

To establish relief for businesses that have violated COVID-19 orders by vacating and expunging the violations and by refunding fines to those businesses and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/5/2021 - Re-Referred to Committee

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REPEAL HB6
(HOOPS J, STEIN D)

To make changes regarding electric utility service law, to repeal certain provisions of H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly, and to provide refunds to retail electric customers in the state.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVER STUDENT AID PROGRAM
(HOOPS J, SOBECKI L)

To establish the Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid program and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2021 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations/Workforce

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

COMMERCE/PROPERTY TAX VALUATION COMPLAINTS
(HILLYER B)

Relating to commerce, to repeal the version of section 1322.24 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect October 9, 2021, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/2/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

MOTOR FUEL QUALITY TESTING
(KELLY B, HALL T)

To authorize a county to implement a motor fuel quality testing program.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/16/2021 - House Transportation and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, MEDICATION SWITCHING
(LISTON B, CARRUTHERS S)

Regarding prescription drugs and medication switching.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/16/2021 - House Insurance, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

REGULATE EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES OF CERTAIN RETAIL/FOOD EMPLOYERS
(SKINDELL M, KELLY B)

To regulate employment practices of formula retail and food services establishment employers and contractors and to require the purchaser of a formula retail or food services establishment to retain certain employees.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/3/2021 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: RED

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Food Safety/Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller/Alex Boehnke

MODIFY MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX RULES - COVID WFH
(JORDAN K, EDWARDS J)

To amend Section 29 of H.B. 197 of the 133rd General Assembly to modify municipal income tax employer withholding rules for COVID-19-related work-from-home employees.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/2/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

ALLOW TEMPORARY TAX CREDIT FOR SALE OF CERTAIN MOTOR FUEL
(MCCLAIN R)

To temporarily authorize a nonrefundable tax credit for the retail sale of high-ethanol blend motor fuel.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/30/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy/Transportation

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

UNEMPLOYMENT DEBT
(FRAIZER M)

To remit funds from the State Fiscal Recovery Fund to repay unemployment advances, to provide funds to support improvements at pediatric behavioral health care facilities, to require the Development Services Agency to establish the Water and Sewer Quality Program, and to make appropriations.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/29/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Economic Development

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

PROVIDE GRANTS - BARS, RESTAURANTS, LODGING INDUSTRY
(CUTRONA A, SWEARINGEN D)

To provide grants to bars and restaurants and the lodging industry and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - Senate Finance, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Economic Development

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REVISE FIREWORKS LAWS
(BALDRIDGE B, O'BRIEN M)

To revise the Fireworks Law and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/8/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Merchandise

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

ISSUE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
(POWELL J)

To require a licensing authority to issue an occupational license to an applicant who completes a registered apprenticeship program and meets other requirements.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/21/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

EARNINGS, DEDUCTIONS STATEMENTS
(KELLY B, LIPPS S)

To require an employer to provide earnings and deductions statements to each of the employer's employees.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/27/2021 - Senate Small Business and Economic Opportunity, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM STOPPING CERTAIN ENERGY GENERATION
(CUTRONA A)

To prohibit counties, townships, and municipal corporations from prohibiting energy generation from fossil fuels and gas pipelines.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/6/2021 - House Energy and Natural Resources, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS, SCHEDULE II SUBSTANCES
(CUTRONA A, PAVLIGA G)

Regarding electronic prescriptions and Schedule II controlled substances.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/17/2021 - Senate Health, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

INCOME TAX CREDIT - TRAINING COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR
(STOLTZFUS R, CREECH R)

To authorize an income tax credit for an employer's expenses to train a commercial vehicle operator.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/8/2021 - REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, House Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation/Workforce

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller/Alex Boehnke

PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM LIMITING NATURAL GAS USE
(STEPHENS J)

To prevent local governments from limiting use of natural gas and propane.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

VOID ORDERS REQUIRING FACIAL COVERINGS
(POWELL J)

To void the order of the Interim Director of Health requiring the use of facial coverings throughout the state and prohibit the Governor or other administrative department heads from requiring the use of facial coverings without approval by the General Assembly.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/22/2021 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Health

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REQUIRE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE IF EXPERIENCED IN OTHER STATE
(POWELL J)

To require an occupational licensing authority to issue a license or government certification to an applicant who holds a license, government certification, or private certification or has satisfactory work experience in another state under certain circumstances and to amend the version of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on April 12, 2023, to continue the changes on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/27/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House State and Local Government, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

OHIO FAIRNESS ACT
(HILLYER B, SKINDELL M)

To enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation as an informal method that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio's Civil Rights Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/17/2021 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

BUSINESS FAIRNESS ACT
(WILKIN S, CROSS J)

To enact The Business Fairness Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

ALLOW VENDORS DEDUCT SALES TAX REMITTED FOR CERTAIN BAD DEBTS
(HILLYER B)

To allow vendors to deduct sales tax remitted for certain bad debts charged off as uncollectible by credit account lenders.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - House Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)

REGARDING CONCEALED WEAPONS
(BRINKMAN T, JORDAN K)

To generally extend the firearm possession provisions that apply to a concealed handgun licensee to also apply to a person who is age 21 or older and not prohibited by Ohio or federal law from possessing a firearm without need for the person obtaining a license.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/30/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Veterans and Public Safety

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

OHIO EQUAL PAY ACT
(HOWSE S, MIRANDA J)

To enact the Ohio Equal Pay Act to address wage disparities in public and private employment.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REQUIRE ANONYMOUS SYSTEM TO REPORT WAGE DISCRIMINATION
(BOYD J, CRAWLEY E)

To require the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to establish a system for individuals to anonymously report wage discrimination.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/14/2021 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: RED

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REPEAL THE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY TAX
(GROSS J, MCCLAIN R)

To repeal the commercial activity tax with a five-year phase-out.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/12/2021 - House Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

HIGH HAZARD TRAINING CERTIFICATION ACT
(SWEARINGEN D, BALDRIDGE B)

To enact the High Hazard Training Certification (HHTC) Act regarding construction services performed under a contract at a stationary source.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/26/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REQUIRE ELECTRONIC MEANS OF RECORDING INSTRUMENTS, INCREASE FEES
(HILLYER B)

To require counties to provide an electronic means of recording instruments and accessing them, to allow county recorders to charge a document preservation surcharge, to increase recording fees for certain instruments, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/26/2021 - House Finance, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

VACCINE CHOICE ACT
(GROSS J)

To authorize an individual to decline a vaccination and to name this act the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

8/24/2021 - House Health, (Sixth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Health & Sanitation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

MODIFY TAX RULE FOR EMPLOYEES OF TEMPORARY WORKSITE
(SMITH M, SOBECKI L)

To amend Section 29 of H.B. 197 of the 133rd General Assembly to modify the municipal income tax withholding rule for employees working at a temporary worksite.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/22/2021 - Referred to Committee House Ways and Means

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

LIMIT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS
(JORDAN K)

To limit the duration of public health orders and to allow the General Assembly to act via concurrent resolution in response to a public health emergency if the Governor or Department of Health does not.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/4/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

ESTABLISH NATURAL GAS INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
(EDWARDS J)

To establish a natural gas infrastructure development program and fund to help meet Ohio's natural gas supply needs.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/6/2021 - House Energy and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

TRANSPARENCY IN THIRD-PARTY SELLERS
(PLUMMER P, GHANBARI H)

Regarding transparency by large-volume third-party sellers in online marketplaces.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REGARDING ACTIONS CHALLENGING STATUTES
(SEITZ B)

Regarding intervention and legal representation in actions challenging statutes and to require the Attorney General to seek legislative approval before settling certain actions.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/9/2021 - House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REQUIREMENTS FOR SNAP BENEFIT TRANSFER CARDS
(KOEHLER K)

To establish requirements for electronic benefit transfer cards issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

TEMPORARY SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
(SOBECKI L, CUTRONA A)

To create a temporary sales tax exemption for electric vehicle production parts and to create the Electric Vehicle Commission.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/30/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

OHIO ELECTION SECURITY, MODERNIZATION ACT
(SEITZ B, RAY S)

To enact the Ohio Election Security and Modernization Act to create an automated voter registration and verification system, to modify the law governing absent voting, and to make other changes to the Election Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/17/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

CONSUMER UTILITY BILLING TRANSPARENCY ACT
(SKINDELL M)

To enact "The Consumer Utility Billing Transparency Act" requiring the itemization of all riders, charges, taxes, and other costs on certain utility bills.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/19/2021 - House Public Utilities, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

BAN OIL/NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION FROM LAKE ERIE BED
(SKINDELL M)

To to ban the taking or removal of oil or natural gas from and under the bed of Lake Erie.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/20/2021 - House Energy and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

ALTER MINIMUM SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FOR WIND FARMS
(SKINDELL M, SMITH K)

To alter the minimum setback requirement for wind farms of five or more megawatts.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/19/2021 - House Public Utilities, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

OHIO ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT
(SWEENEY B, RUSSO A)

To modify the campaign finance law, and to name this act the Ohio Anti-Corruption Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REQUIRE ONLINE POSTING OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
(SCHMIDT J)

To require the Ohio Ethics Commission to post certain financial disclosure statements online and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/10/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:

REGARDING ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLES
(MILLER J, WEINSTEIN C)

To alter the definitions of "plugin electric motor vehicle" and "hybrid motor vehicle" under the motor vehicle law and to halve the additional registration fees for those two types of motor vehicles.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/16/2021 - Referred to Committee House Transportation and Public Safety

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

CHANGE UNCLAIMED FUNDS LAW
(MERRIN D)

To make changes to the Unclaimed Funds Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/8/2021 - House Financial Institutions, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

PROHIBIT MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINE
(CUTRONA A)

To prohibit mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and certain other actions relating to an individual's COVID-19 vaccination or health status and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - House Civil Justice, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

OHIO PERSONAL PRIVACY ACT
(CARFAGNA R, HALL T)

To enact the Ohio Personal Privacy Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/8/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Merchant Security

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

EMPLOYER-MANDATED COVID VACCINATION INJURY
(EDWARDS J)

To exempt an injury or disability caused by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination from the Workers' Compensation Law and to allow the employee to sue the employer for damages.

  CURRENT STATUS

8/24/2021 - Introduced

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Workers Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

SALE OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
(YOUNG B)

Regarding the sale of catalytic converters.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/10/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Tire & Automotive

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY, ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT
(CLICK G, GRENDELL D)

To prohibit mandatory disclosures related to an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status, to name the act the Individual Privacy and Anti-Discrimination Act, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/8/2021 - Introduced

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

COVID-19 VACCINE - QUALIFIED IMMUNITIES
(KOEHLER K)

To prohibit a political subdivision, public official, public school, state agency, or state institution of higher education from taking certain actions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, to codify the qualified civil immunities under H.B. 606 of the 133rd General Assembly permanently, to repeal section 3792.05 of the Revised Code on the date that is two years after the effective date of that section, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/20/2021 - Introduced

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

DATA BREACHES
(CROSSMAN J, SOBECKI L)

Regarding data breaches on state agency computer systems.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/12/2021 - Referred to Committee House Technology and Innovation

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Merchant Security

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS
(CARFAGNA R, SEITZ B)

To address COVID-19 vaccine requirements for employees and students; to extend certain timelines for qualified civil immunity and expand immunity to include hearing aid dealers and hearing aid fitters; to authorize emergency medical technicians to administer COVID-19 tests; to expressly cover COVID-19 vaccine injuries under the workers' compensation system; and to repeal sections 3792.05, 3792.06, 3792.07, and 3792.08 of the Revised Code on June 30, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/13/2021 - Bills for Third Consideration; (Pending Committee Report)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

POSTAL PACKAGE THEFT
(CROSSMAN J)

To create the offense of postal package theft.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/12/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Merchant Security

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

WFH EMPLOYEES
(LAMPTON B)

Regarding workers' compensation and employees who work from home.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/8/2021 - House Insurance, (Third Hearing)

BAN CORPORATE PERSONHOOD
(SKINDELL M, SMITH K)

To call on legislators at the state and federal level and other communities and jurisdictions to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would abolish corporate personhood and the doctrine of money as speech.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/25/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: 

BROADBAND-ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE EASEMENTS
(MCCOLLEY R)

Regarding broadband expansion, including access to electric cooperative easements and facilities, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/17/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REDUCE REGULATIONS
(MCCOLLEY R, ROEGNER K)

To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions in their administrative rules.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/8/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

REFUNDS TO ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS
(ROMANCHUK M)

To terminate any approved decoupling mechanism, to modify the significantly excessive earnings determination for an electric security plan, and to provide refunds to retail electric customers in the state.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - Referred to Committee House Public Utilities

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

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. 6/16/21

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

SNAP ELIGIBILITY
(SCHAFFER T)

Regarding eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid, work and education requirements for certain Medicaid recipients, requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program electronic benefit transfer cards, and eligibility for and overpayments of unemployment compensation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/6/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
(ROEGNER K, SCHAFFER T)

To expressly incorporate changes in the Internal Revenue Code since March 27, 2020, into Ohio law, to exclude certain loan amounts forgiven under federal law from the commercial activity tax, to authorize a commercial activity tax exclusion for Bureau of Workers' Compensation dividends paid to employers, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT-PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS
(JOHNSON T, MCCOLLEY R)

To establish legislative oversight of orders issued by the executive branch, including by establishing the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/24/2021 - Consideration of Governor's Veto; House Overrides Veto, Vote 62-35

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Health & Pharmacy

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION
(RULLI M)

To require the Director of Transportation to establish an electric vehicle charging station grant rebate program and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/17/2021 - Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Transportation/Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

PROHIBIT MANDATORY CABLE FEES - RENTALS
(MAHARATH T)

To prohibit a rental agreement from including a mandatory cable television fee.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/9/2021 - Senate Financial Institutions and Technology, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Miscellaneous

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

COOPER'S LAW - CRIMES & RECORD RETENTION
(SCHAFFER T)

To eliminate the 20-year statute of limitation for felonious assault and aggravated assault if the victim is a peace officer, to modify the law regarding records retention schedules developed by counties, municipal corporations, and townships, to modify the penalties for aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, falsification, and falsification in a theft offense, and to name this act Cooper's Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/21/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Data

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

CIGARETTE - MINIMUM PRICING
(SCHAFFER T)

Regarding cigarette minimum pricing.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Alcohol & Tobacco

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REVISE HB6 FROM 133RD G.A.
(RULLI M, CIRINO J)

To repeal the nuclear resource credit payment provisions, and amend, and rename as solar resource, the renewable resource credit payment provisions of H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/9/2021 - Referred to Committee House Public Utilities

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

TAX INDUCEMENTS CERTAIN BUSINESSES
(PETERSON B, KUNZE S)

To enhance state and local tax inducements for businesses making substantial fixed asset and employment investments and their suppliers.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/23/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE
(THOMAS C, CRAIG H)

To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2021 - Senate Workforce and Higher Education, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: RED

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

COMMERCE AND TAXATION
(HACKETT R)

Relating to commerce and taxation.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/23/2021 - Senate Financial Institutions and Technology, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REGULATE ROOFING CONTRACTORS
(HOTTINGER J, LANG G)

To regulate and require the registration of roofing contractors.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/6/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

PROHIBIT JOB APPLICATION-ASK ABOUT FELONY CONVICTION
(WILLIAMS S)

To prohibit private employers from including on an employment application any question concerning whether an applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2021 - Senate Workforce and Higher Education, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

PROHIBIT ASKING JOB APPLICANT'S SALARY HISTORY
(MAHARATH T)

To prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/17/2021 - Senate Small Business and Economic Opportunity, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Labor Relations

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

MOTOR FUEL QUALITY TESTING
(LANG G, THOMAS C)

To authorize a county to implement a motor fuel quality testing program.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy/Environmental

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke 

REQUIRE VOTE-COUNTY SALES TAX INCREASE
(ANTANI N)

To require voter approval of any increase in the rate of a county sales tax.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/21/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED:Lora Miller

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)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

SALES TAX EXEMPTION
(ANTANI N)

To exempt from sales and use tax things used primarily to move completed manufactured products or general merchandise.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/21/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

HOMEBREWING EXEMPTIONS
(ROEGNER K)

To exempt homebrewers of beer or home fermenters of wine from specified liquor control laws.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (Sixth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Alcohol & Tobacco

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

PANDEMIC RELIEF-BUSINESS, CHILD CARE, VETERANS
(MANNING N, RULLI M)

To provide grants to businesses, local fairs, child care providers, and veterans homes and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/17/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: GREEN

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Economic Development

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

FIREWORKS
(RULLI M, JOHNSON T)

To revise the Fireworks Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/9/2021 - VETOED BY GOVERNOR

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Merchandise

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

SALES TAX EXEMPTION-DIAPERS
(ANTANI N)

To exempt from sales and use tax the sale of child and adult diapers.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

PROOF OF IDENTITY-UNEMPLOYMENT
(HACKETT R, REINEKE W)

To require a person to provide proof of identity at a local employment office before receiving unemployment compensation or pandemic unemployment assistance and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/24/2021 - Senate Insurance, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Unemployment Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REPEAL RENEWABLE RESOURCE CREDITS-HB6
(ROMANCHUK M)

To repeal the renewable resource credit payment provisions enacted under H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/21/2021 - Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

PREVENT LOCALITIES-LIMIT USE OF NATURAL GAS
(LANG G, RULLI M)

To prevent local governments from limiting use of natural gas.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

LICENSURE RECIPROCITY
(ROEGNER K, MCCOLLEY R)

To require an occupational licensing authority to issue a license or government certification to an applicant who holds a license, government certification, or private certification or has satisfactory work experience in another state under certain circumstances and to amend the version of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on April 12, 2023, to continue the changes on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/26/2021 - Senate Workforce and Higher Education, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

REGARDING 'BUSINESS FAIRNESS'
(LANG G)

To enact The Business Fairness Act and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/9/2021 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

MULTIPLE EMPLOYER WELFARE ARRANGEMENTS
(LANG G)

To amend the law regulating multiple employer welfare arrangements.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/24/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Insurance

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

CALL CENTERS-OUTSOURCING
(RULLI M, WILLIAMS S)

To enact the Consumer Protection Call Center Act regarding the eligibility of employers that relocate a call center to a foreign country to receive state grants, loans, and other benefits.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/14/2021 - Senate Finance, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller 

REVISE STATE REPORT CARD
(BRENNER A)

To revise the state report card system.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/1/2021 - Senate Primary and Secondary Education, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Education

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

EXPUNGEMENT-EVICTION RECORDS
(CRAIG H, KUNZE S)

Related to expungement of eviction case court files.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/19/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Consumer Data

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

TAX CREDIT-NONRESIDENT TAXPAYERS
(SCHAFFER T)

To require municipal corporations with more than $100 million in annual income tax collections to provide a tax credit to nonresident taxpayers.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/4/2021 - Introduced

LEGALIZE SPORTS BETTING
(ANTANI N, MANNING N)

To legalize and regulate sports gaming in this state, to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports gaming, and to make other changes to the Gambling Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Lottery & Gaming

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS-PREGNANT WORKERS
(MAHARATH T)

To enact the Ohio Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to generally require employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/20/2021 - Senate Workforce and Higher Education, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

LARGE VOLUME ONLINE SELLERS
(LANG G, RULLI M)

Regarding transparency by large-volume third-party sellers in online marketplaces.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - Senate Financial Institutions and Technology, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Lottery & Gaming

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT - UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
(SCHAFFER T)

To establish legislative oversight of executive action regarding voluntary federal unemployment compensation programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/27/2021 - Senate Insurance, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Unemployment Comp

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

OHIO ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT
(FEDOR T, ANTONIO N)

To modify the campaign finance law and to name this act the Ohio Anti-Corruption Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/22/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED:

SALES TAX - DOCUMENTARY SERVICE CHARGES
(ROEGNER K)

To exempt documentary service charges and income tax electronic filing fees from sales and use taxation.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/26/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Taxation

Staff ASSIGNED: Lora Miller

RETAIL MERCHANT CASH PAYMENTS
(BLESSING III L)

To require retail merchants to give customers the option to pay by cash.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/27/2021 - Senate Small Business and Economic Opportunity, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Miscellaneous

Staff ASSIGNED:

REGULATORY SANDBOX-FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
(WILSON S)

To create a regulatory sandbox program for novel financial products and services.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/7/2021 - Senate Financial Institutions and Technology, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED:

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke

URGE MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-KEEP ENBRIDGE LINE 5 OPERATING
(YUKO K, GAVARONE T)

To urge the Governor of the State of Michigan and the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to make all efforts to keep Enbridge Line 5 operating.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/16/2021 - ADOPTED BY SENATE; Vote 33-0

COMMENTS

KEY CODE: YELLOW

CATEGORY ASSIGNED: Energy

Staff ASSIGNED: Alex Boehnke