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Legislative Report July 1, 2022
Prepared by: James Carney
Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters
Bill Information
CREATE NEW SCHOOL FINANCING SYSTEM
(CALLENDER J, SWEENEY B)

To create a new school financing system for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/1/2021 - House Finance Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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, Sections 3 and 4 eff. 10/9/21

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Support

REQUIRE EMS / PEACE OFFICERS TO UNDERGO DEMENTIA-RELATED TRAINING
(PLUMMER P, WEST T)

To require emergency medical service personnel and peace officers to undergo dementia-related training.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/19/2021 - Senate Veterans and Public Safety, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REGARDS STRETCHER VANS, MEDICAL VEHICLES
(WIGGAM S)

To establish requirements for the regulation of stretcher vans and to modify certain laws governing ambulances and other medical-related vehicles.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/1/2022 - Informally Passed

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

ALLOW VIRTUAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(KELLY B)

To allow committee meetings and general sessions of the House of Representatives to be conducted virtually and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/25/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS IN STATEHOUSE
(KELLY B)

To require persons to wear face coverings during general sessions and committee meetings of the House of Representatives and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/11/2021 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

REVIEW PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
(HOOPS J)

To require the reporting of information on and legislative review of property tax exemptions.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/19/2021 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Ways and Means, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

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. 7/1/21

Position

Monitor

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. 7/1/21

Position

Monitor

REQUIRE LICENSE FOR COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS
(PATTON T)

To require commercial roofing contractors to have a license.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/16/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

Position

Support

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)

Position

Monitor

REGARDS ADOPTION/DURATION EMERGENCY RULES
(MERRIN D)

Regarding the adoption and duration of emergency administrative rules.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/24/2021 - House State and Local Government, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

ELEVATOR LAW
(BALDRIDGE B)

To revise the Elevator Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/17/2022 - Senate General Government Budget, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

INCREASE PENALTIES - RIOT OFFENSES
(ABRAMS C, CARRUTHERS S)

To increase penalties for certain assault, vandalism, and riot offenses, to allow peace officers to bring civil suits against persons participating in a riot, and to prohibit bias motivated intimidation of first responders.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/5/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

ALTER USE OF CELLPHONES WHILE DRIVING LAWS
(LIGHTBODY M)

To alter the law governing the use of a handheld electronic wireless communications device while driving.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/11/2021 - House Transportation and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

TELEHEALTH SERVICES
(FRAIZER M, HOLMES A)

To establish and modify requirements regarding the provision of telehealth services, to establish a provider credentialing program within the Medicaid program, to revise the law governing the State Medical Board's One-Bite Program, and to extend the suspension of certain programs and requirements under the state's insurance laws until January 1, 2026.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/22/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 3/23/22

Position

Monitor

HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS/ BENEFITS
(CROSSMAN J, LIGHTBODY M)

Regarding health insurance premiums and benefits.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - House Insurance, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

4/21/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Monitor

ALLOW POLICE DEPARTMENT FILL VACANCIES WITHOUT EXAM
(MILLER J, BLACKSHEAR W)

To allow a police department to fill a vacant position in the classified civil service without a competitive examination.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

Position

Monitor

PEACE OFFICER TRAINING, RESOURCES
(CRAWLEY E, WEST T)

To require peace officers to complete training on de-escalation techniques, implicit bias, procedural justice, mental health issues, and first aid and critical injuries, to require information regarding mental health resources and available support be provided to peace officers annually, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

Position

Monitor

PROHIBIT CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE COST-SHARING PRACTICES
(MANCHESTER S, WEST T)

To prohibit certain health insurance cost-sharing practices.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Health

Position

Monitor

SCOPE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
(BALDRIDGE B)

To modify the laws governing services provided by emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and qualifications for serving as a medical director of an EMS organization.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Support

REGARDS APPLYING PREVAILING WAGE LAW TO PUBLIC PROJECTS
(RIEDEL C, MANCHESTER S)

To allow political subdivisions, special districts, and state institutions of higher education to elect to apply the Prevailing Wage Law to public improvement projects.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/23/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Regarding prescription drugs and medication switching.

  CURRENT STATUS

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

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

POLICE, FIRE PENSION DISABILLITY DETERMINATIONS
(CARFAGNA R)

To revise Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund disability determination procedures.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Support

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

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

  CURRENT STATUS

5/24/2022 - House Ways and Means, (Third Hearing)

REGARDS PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
(CUTRONA A)

Regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Health, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT
(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.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/22/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

EXEMPT METAL BULLION FROM SALES TAX
(JORDAN K)

To exempt from sales and use taxes the sale of investment metal bullion and coins.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2021 - REPORTED OUT, House Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

RESTORE LOCAL AUTHORITY IN FIREARM REGULATION
(UPCHURCH T, JARRELLS D)

To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.

  CURRENT STATUS

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

Position

Monitor

EXPAND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION JOINT PURCHASING AUTHORITY
(LAMPTON B)

To expand political subdivision joint purchasing authority to expressly include purchases for construction services.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REVISE COSMETOLOGISTS, BARBERS REGULATIONS
(POWELL J)

To revise the law governing the regulation of cosmetologists and barbers.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REVISE MARCS LAWS
(HILLYER B)

To make changes to laws governing the multi-agency radio communications system (MARCS).

  CURRENT STATUS

5/4/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

Position

Monitor

REVISE MARCS USER FEES
(CROSS J, PLUMMER P)

To alter the law governing user fees for the Multi-Agency Radio Communications System.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/4/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

Position

Monitor

MENTAL HEALTH, DISABILITY TERMINOLOGY ACT
(JARRELLS D, YOUNG T)

Regarding people with mental illnesses and people with disabilities and to name this act the Mental Health and Disability Terminology Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2022 - Senate Health, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR BRINE SALE
(YOUNG B, JONES D)

To establish conditions and requirements for the sale of brine from oil or gas operations as a commodity and to exempt that commodity from requirements otherwise applicable to brine.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/26/2021 - House Energy and Natural Resources, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

EXPAND DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS
(ABRAMS C, LAMPTON B)

To expand the texting while driving prohibition to a general prohibition against using an electronic wireless communications device while driving, with certain exceptions, and to create data collection requirements based on associated violations of the distracted driving laws.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/3/2022 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

AMEND SMOKE ALARM LAWS
(BALDRIDGE B)

To amend the law regarding smoke alarms in residential premises.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - Senate Veterans and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

AMBULANCE TRANSPORT OF POLICE DOG
(FERGUSON R, MILLER K)

To authorize ambulance transport of an injured police dog when the dog is injured in the line of duty.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Senate Transportation, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REQUIRE RESIDENT PROTECTION BOARDS
(BOYD J, CARRUTHERS S)

To require hospitals and long-term care facilities to establish patient or resident protection advisory boards.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/18/2021 - House Families, Aging and Human Services, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

AUTO-ENROLLMENT RETIREMENT PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYEES
(HOWSE S, BRENT J)

To establish an auto-enrollment retirement savings program for private sector employees.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/27/2021 - House Insurance, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REDUCE MENTAL STATE - UNDERAGE PERSON POSSESS ALCOHOL
(BIRD A, STEWART B)

To reduce the mental state, from knowingly to recklessly, that applies to the prohibition against allowing an underage person to possess or consume alcohol in a private or public place.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/3/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

INCREASE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT ADULT ABUSE
(TROY D, SEITZ B)

To make failure to make a mandatory report of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation a fourth degree misdemeanor.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/30/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

BILLING - MUNICIPAL SERVICES
(FRAIZER M, WEST T)

Regarding limitations on recovery and lien imposition by municipalities against property owners of non-owner-occupied properties for unpaid water, sewer, and disposal services rates and charges.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/25/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

Position

Monitor

COVID-19 - GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES
(WIGGAM S, HALL T)

To prohibit certain actions related to COVID-19 and genetic technologies.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/20/2021 - Introduced

Position

Monitor

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS
(BROWN R)

To require the placement of automatic external defibrillators in each public and chartered nonpublic school and each public recreational facility and to require the Ohio Department of Health to develop a model emergency action plan for the use of automated external defibrillators.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - House Primary and Secondary Education, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

STROKE REGISTRY DATABASE
(SCHMIDT J, LISTON B)

To require the Department of Health to establish and maintain a stroke registry database and to provide for the recognition of thrombectomy-capable stroke centers.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Health

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT FOR MENTALLY ILL PERSONS
(GALONSKI T, HILLYER B)

To make changes to the law regarding involuntary treatment for mentally ill persons subject to a court order.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/31/2022 - REPORTED OUT, House Civil Justice, (Fifth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION LIABILITY
(INGRAM C)

To eliminate certain defenses to political subdivision liability for an employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle and to reduce damages recoverable against a political subdivision in such actions by the contributory fault of the plaintiff or other parties.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/31/2022 - House Civil Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

TAX FRAUD STUDY COMMISSION
(CUTRONA A, EDWARDS J)

To create a Tax Fraud Study Commission to study and make recommendations for preventing income tax fraud.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

Position

Monitor

TOWNSHIP LAW CHANGES
(HALL T)

To make various township law changes.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/1/2022 - PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 89-2

Position

Monitor

REVISE OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS
(JOHN M, FOWLER S)

To revise and streamline the state's occupational regulations.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/25/2022 - Senate Workforce and Higher Education, (First Hearing)

POLICE, FIRE PENSION FUND
(ABRAMS C, BALDRIDGE B)

To increase employer contributions to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/30/2022 - House Insurance, (Second Hearing)

Position

Support

MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX FILINGS
(ROEMER B, LANESE L)

To modify the law regarding extensions for filing municipal income tax returns and to limit penalties for late filings.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

Position

Monitor

ADAMH BOARDS
(SWEARINGEN D)

Regarding the composition and authority of boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services and the taxing authority for such services.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/19/2022 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Behavioral Health and Recovery Supports, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

OHIO LIFE, HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION
(LAMPTON B)

To amend the law governing the Ohio Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Insurance

Position

Monitor

COUNTY PROSECUTOR LEGAL SERVICES
(GHANBARI H)

To allow a county prosecutor to provide legal services to a metropolitan planning organization, regional transportation planning organization, or regional council of governments.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/24/2022 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

DELAY 2022 PRIMARY
(SOBECKI L, WEST T)

To repeal Section 4 of S.B. 258 of the 134th General Assembly to delay the 2022 primary election to June 7 and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

Position

Monitor

PRIVILEGED TESTIMONIAL COMMUNICATIONS
(ABRAMS C, BALDRIDGE B)

To generally allow for privileged testimonial communications between a peer support team member and an individual receiving peer support services or advice from the team member.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/25/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

INVESTMENT FUNDS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
(GRENDELL D)

To allow local governments to establish investment funds and use interest earnings to reduce taxes and special assessments on senior citizen homesteads.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - Referred to Committee House Ways and Means

Position

Monitor

COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS BY STRB
(HICKS-HUDSON P, MIRANDA J)

Regarding adjustments by the State Teachers Retirement Board to the cost-of-living adjustment.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - House Insurance, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

PART-TIME TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES
(KOEHLER K)

To permit certain public officials to collaborate with or accept money from a nongovernmental person or entity for using a building to train precinct election officials, to temporarily expand the category of first responders of certain townships who are considered part-time for purposes of health coverage, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/31/2022 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

SALE OF ALCOHOL AT PRIVATE EVENTS
(SEITZ B, BOGGS K)

To revise the law governing the sale or furnishing of beer and intoxicating liquor at certain events held at a private residence without a permit.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

WORKERS' COMP PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY AWARDS
(BRINKMAN T)

Regarding permanent partial disability awards under the Workers' Compensation Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2022 - Referred to Committee House Civil Justice

URGE TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FISCAL RECOVER FUNDS TO TOWNSHIPS
(SWEARINGEN D, HALL T)

To urge the United States Department of the Treasury to provide fiscal recovery funds to townships under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2021 - House State and Local Government, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

URGE CONGRESS ENACT PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ACT OF 2021
(KELLY B, SOBECKI L)

To urge the Congress of the United States to enact the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021.

  CURRENT STATUS

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

Position

Monitor

EXEMPT EMS LINE OPERATORS-PUBLIC RECORDS
(ROEGNER K)

To include emergency service telecommunicators, protective services workers, certain Ohio National Guard members, and certain mental health care providers as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/8/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/7/21

Position

Monitor

MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT
(ROEGNER K, HUFFMAN S)

To enter into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/30/21

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

EMS RESPONDERS-CIVIL ACTION
(SCHAFFER T)

Regarding a civil action for an emergency service responder based on a civil rights abridgement or false complaint, and certain crimes regarding conduct directed at an actual or perceived emergency service responder, public servant, family member, co-worker, or BCII investigator or at a public emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

EMS-STROKE PROTOCOLS
(ANTONIO N, MANNING N)

Regarding emergency medical services and stroke patient protocols.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/21/21

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

CROOKSVILLE FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
(HOTTINGER J)

To designate a portion of State Route 93, in Perry County, as the "Crooksville Firefighters David Theisen and Stephen Carletti Memorial Highway."

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2021 - REPORTED OUT, House Transportation and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

Position

Support

AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT-DEFERRED COMPENSATION
(HOTTINGER J)

To authorize automatic enrollment of new state government employees in the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/8/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/7/21

Position

Monitor

PENALTIES - ARSON
(BRENNER A)

To amend Section 231.10 of H.B. 166 of the 133rd General Assembly to increase penalties for arson offenses and related offenses and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/20/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

Position

Monitor

TAX CREDIT - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
(SCHAFFER T)

To allow an income tax credit for law enforcement officials and volunteer firefighters who purchase safety or protective items to be used in the course of official law enforcement or firefighting activities.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/5/2021 - Senate Ways and Means, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

RESTITUTION CERTAIN CRIMES
(SCHAFFER T)

Regarding restitution for vandalism, inciting to violence, aggravated riot, and riot; inclusion of certain vandalism conduct within conspiracy; and reimbursement, by a person convicted of an offense connected to a potential serious threat to public safety, of government costs incurred in a response to the threat.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/2/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

Position

Undetermined

OVERTIME PAY-EXEMPTIONS
(BRENNER A, PETERSON B)

To except traveling to and from a worksite and performing certain routine tasks from the overtime pay requirement and to prohibit opt-out class actions for overtime violations.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

CONDOS, PLANNED COMMUNITIES
(BLESSING III L, ANTONIO N)

Regarding condominiums, planned community properties, and new communities.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/14/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Monitor

COMMERCE AND TAXATION
(HACKETT R)

Relating to commerce and taxation.

  CURRENT STATUS

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

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Monitor

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)

Position

Oppose

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)

Position

Monitor

VACCINATIONS, CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY INCLUDING TOWNSHIPS
(BLESSING III L, BRENNER A)

To prohibit certain mandatory vaccinations and other activities related to an individual's vaccination status and to make an appropriation related to coronavirus local fiscal recovery.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/24/2021 - PASSED BY HOUSE; Amended on Floor, Bill Vote 62-34

Position

Support

KNIFE REGULATIONS
(ROEGNER K)

Regarding the regulation of knives.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/14/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Monitor

REDUCE PROPERTY TAX-OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES
(CRAIG H)

To reduce property taxes on qualifying owner-occupied homes to the extent that property taxes increase by more than 5% from the previous year and to name this act the Property Tax Relief and Local Government Support Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS-COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREAS
(REINEKE W)

With regard to career-technical education, career awareness and exploration funds, the compensation of joint vocational school districts located in community reinvestment areas, the operation of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, and private certifications with respect to dental assistants, to make changes to the Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid Program, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/22/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 12/22/21

Position

Monitor

OHIO MOBILE TRAINING TEAM
(HOAGLAND F)

To establish the Ohio Mobile Training Team Program and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

PROHIBIT MANDATORY VACCINATIONS
(BRENNER A)

To prohibit mandatory vaccinations against the coronavirus, to prohibit requiring proof of vaccinations generally, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/26/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Health, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

REGULATE SALE OF BRINE FROM OIL/GAS OPERATIONS
(HOAGLAND F, RULLI M)

To establish conditions and requirements for the sale of brine from oil or gas operations as a commodity and to exempt that commodity from requirements otherwise applicable to brine.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/22/2021 - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

LABOR AGREEMENTS-PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS
(LANG G)

To enact the Fair and Open Competition Act regarding project labor agreements in public improvement contracts.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/5/2021 - Introduced

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

TAX CREDITS - TEMPORARY MODIFICATION
(SCHURING K)

To modify the historic rehabilitation and the opportunity zone investment tax credits, to adjust the applicability of certain recently enacted provisions related to tax increment financing and downtown redevelopment districts, and to authorize the City of Canton to distribute moneys in the Hartford-Houtz Poor Fund to the Canton Ex-Newsboys Association or any other charitable organization.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/14/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

Position

Monitor

LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT - UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
(SCHAFFER T)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

12/15/2021 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Insurance, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

LAW CHANGES - WILLS
(ROEGNER K)

To expand the laws on wills, declarations or living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, and transfer on death designation affidavits by providing for their execution electronically.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/31/2022 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

Position

Monitor

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

Position

Monitor

TORT ACTION REQUIREMENTS-ASBESTOS
(LANG G)

To require a plaintiff in a tort action alleging an asbestos claim to file a sworn statement of specified disclosures.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

STRB COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS
(FEDOR T)

Regarding adjustments by the State Teachers Retirement Board to the cost-of-living adjustment.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/26/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Insurance

Position

Monitor

PROHIBITION ON SWATTING
(BRENNER A)

To prohibit swatting.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/15/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

Position

Monitor

NALOXONE, NARCOTIC TESTING ACCESS
(MANNING N, HUFFMAN S)

To revise the laws governing access to naloxone and certain narcotic testing products.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Senate Health, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

PART-TIME TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES
(SCHAFFER T)

To expand the category of township employees who are considered part-time for purposes of health coverage and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/31/2022 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

Position

Monitor

LAW CHANGES-PUBLIC NOTARIES
(WILSON S)

To amend the law regarding notaries public.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/24/2022 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate General Government Budget, (Fourth Hearing)

Position

Monitor

CONDEMN U.S. CAPITOL PROTEST
(MAHARATH T)

To condemn the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, instigated by white nationalists and white supremacists that resulted in the deaths of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and four others in an effort to prevent the certification of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris as President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/3/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Veterans and Public Safety

Position

Monitor

IN MEMORY-ROCKY YUKO
(HUFFMAN M, ANTONIO N)

In memory of Rocky Yuko.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2022 - Introduced

Position

Support

IN MEMORY-EDNA BROWN
(HUFFMAN M, YUKO K)

In memory of Edna Brown.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced

Position

Support