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Legislative Report May 28, 2024
Prepared by: Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Bill Information
PROPERTY, INCOME TAX CHANGES
(MATHEWS A)

To modify the law regarding property taxation and income tax rates.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/25/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Seventh Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT
(PAVLIGA G, MCNALLY L)

To authorize a nonrefundable tax credit for
the construction or rehabilitation of certain
federally subsidized rental housing and to
authorize a uniform method for the tax valuation
of most such housing.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/13/2023 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Economic and Workforce Development, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

FAIR ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES ACT
(YOUNG T, KING A)

To enact Ohio's Fair Access to Financial Services Act regarding financial institutions and other businesses that conduct economic boycotts or discriminate against certain companies or customers based on certain factors and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/14/2023 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Financial Institutions, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

REFORM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(JONES D, DOBOS D)

To rename the Department of Education as the Department of Education and Workforce; to create the position of Director of Education and Workforce; and to reform the functions and responsibilities of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/18/2023 - House Primary and Secondary Education, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Education

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

REGISTRATION FEE - HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLE
(MILLER J, WEINSTEIN C)

To eliminate the additional registration fee applicable to hybrid motor vehicles and to delay the effect of that change until January 1, 2025.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/15/2023 - House Homeland Security, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Transportation

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

ETHICS, FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REFORM
(MERRIN D)

To enact the Ethics and Financial Disclosure Reform Act to revise the law governing ethics and lobbying.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/28/2023 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

OHIO COMPUTER CRIMES ACT
(SWEARINGEN D)

To enact the Ohio Computer Crimes Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/28/2023 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Merchant Security

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

TRANSPORTATION BUDGET
(EDWARDS J)

To make appropriations for programs related to transportation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2023 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 3/31/23

COMMENTS

Category: Transportation

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BUDGET
(EDWARDS J)

To make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025, to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of the Bureau's programs, to make changes to the Workers' Compensation Law, and to enact a three-day interim budget.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/30/2023 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

Category: Workers Comp

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION BUDGET
(EDWARDS J)

To make appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of Commission programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/30/2023 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

COMMENTS

Category: Workers Comp

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

FY24-25 OPERATING BUDGET
(EDWARDS J)

To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/24/2024 - Consideration of Governor's Veto; Senate Overrides Veto, Vote 24-8

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: GREEN

Staff assigned: Lora Miller & Alex Boehnke

MEDICAL IDENTIFYING DEVICES
(MIRANDA J)

To revise the law governing medical identifying devices and to name this act Paige's Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/16/2023 - Referred to Committee House Health Provider Services

COMMENTS

Category: Health & Wellness

Status: RED

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

UTILITY BILLING TRANSPARENCY
(SKINDELL M)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

4/24/2024 - House Public Utilities, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Public Utilities

Status: RED

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

FORMULA RETAIL, FOOD SERVICES
(SKINDELL M)

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

5/21/2024 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Food Safety

Status: RED

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

LAKE ERIE NATURAL GAS
(SKINDELL M)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2023 - House Energy and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Environment & Energy

Status: RED

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

EMINENT DOMAIN LAW CHANGES
(KICK D, CREECH R)

To modify the law regarding eminent domain.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/6/2024 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Civil Justice, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

TOBACCO PRODUCT BAD DEBTS
(HALL T, STOLTZFUS R)

Regarding the deduction and recovery of bad debts for cigarette and tobacco and vapor products taxes.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/11/2023 - Senate Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Tobacco/Vapor

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

PENALTY REDUCTIONS DUE TO CHANGES IN LAW
(SEITZ B, WILLIAMS J)

To provide that if a penalty for an offense has been imposed on an offender and if the penalty for that offense is subsequently reduced by a change to the Revised Code or Constitution, the penalty previously imposed on the offender may be reduced.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/24/2023 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Criminal/Civil Justice

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS WORKFORCE PROGRAM
(SANTUCCI N)

To establish the Community Connectors Workforce Program and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/8/2024 - House Finance, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Labor Relations

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

AUTHORIZE PRESCRIBING OFF-LABEL DRUGS
(GROSS J, LOYCHIK M)

To authorize the prescribing of off-label drugs and if prescribed, to require their dispensing and to name this act the Dave and Angie Patient and Health Provider Protection Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - Senate Health, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Health & Wellness

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

DATA STORAGE
(HALL T, WHITE A)

To modify the law governing data storage and notifications issued by state agencies, and to amend the version of section 3951.03 of the Revised Code scheduled to take effect on December 29, 2023, to continue the changes on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/21/2023 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight

COMMENTS

Category: Merchant Security

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

DRONE OPERATION REQUIREMENTS, PROHIBITIONS
(WILLIS B)

To establish requirements and prohibitions governing the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in Ohio.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/8/2024 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
(SEITZ B, SWEENEY B)

To permit electric distribution utilities to establish energy efficiency and demand reduction portfolios.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/21/2023 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED & REPORTED OUT, House Public Utilities, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Public Utilities 

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

PHARMACIST CARE
(LIPPS S)

Regarding pharmacist care.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/28/2023 - Referred to Committee House Health Provider Services

COMMENTS

Category: Health & Wellness

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

MARIJUANA, LIQUOR CONTROL LAWS
(LARE J)

To revise specified provisions of the liquor control, hemp, and adult-use marijuana laws and to levy taxes on marijuana.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/6/2023 - PASSED BY SENATE; Amended on Floor, Vote 29-2

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

PAY STUB PROTECTION ACT
(JARRELLS D, LIPPS S)

To enact the Pay Stub Protection Act requiring employers to provide earnings and deductions statements to each of the employer's employees.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/9/2024 - Senate Small Business and Economic Opportunity, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Labor Relations

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
(YOUNG B, ROEMER B)

Regarding the sale of used catalytic converters, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/2/2023 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Automotive

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

BIDEN BALLOT FIX, CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHANGES
(HUMPHREY L, SEITZ B)

To modify the Campaign Finance Law and to delay the deadline for a major political party to certify its presidential and vice presidential candidates to the Secretary of State for the 2024 general election.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/8/2024 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 24-7

EQUAL PAY ACT
(MIRANDA J, BRENT J)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Labor Relations

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

EXEMPT BABY PRODUCTS FROM SALES TAX
(SANTUCCI N, MILLER M)

To exempt certain baby products from sales and use tax.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/13/2023 - REPORTED OUT, House Ways and Means, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

REMOTE WORKERS - MODIFIED MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX
(ROBB BLASDEL M, MATHEWS A)

To allow businesses with remote workers to use a modified municipal income tax apportionment formula.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/21/2023 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

REMOTE DISPENSING PHARMACIES
(HOLMES A, STEWART B)

To authorize the operation of remote dispensing pharmacies.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/5/2023 - House Health Provider Services, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Health & Wellness

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

CLASSIFY CERTAIN PAYMENTS - INVESTORS
(KING A, YOUNG T)

To classify certain guaranteed payments to pass-through entity investors as business income.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/9/2023 - House Ways and Means, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

DRONE SURVEILLANCE REQUIREMENTS
(WILLIS B)

To establish requirements related to the use of an uncrewed aerial vehicle for surveillance.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - BILL AMENDED, House Aviation and Aerospace, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

VICARIOUS LIABILITY IN TORT ACTIONS
(MATHEWS A, STEWART B)

Relative to vicarious liability in tort actions and to provide that the tolling of the limitations period during the defendant's absence or concealment does not apply to statutes of repose.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Criminal/Civil Justice

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

PROHIBIT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STANDARDS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
(HILLYER B, DEMETRIOU S)

To prohibit a state agency, county, or township from restricting the sale or use of a motor vehicle based on the energy source used to power the motor vehicle; to prohibit a state agency from adopting the California emissions standards for motor vehicles; and to change the requirements for natural gas company infrastructure development riders and economic development projects.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/28/2023 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

Category: Transportation

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

TIMELY PAY OF CONTRACTORS
(ROEMER B, SWEENEY B)

To require owners of private construction projects to timely pay contractors.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/13/2023 - Referred to Committee Senate Workforce and Higher Education

COMMENTS

Category: Labor

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

PROTECT OHIO WORKERS ACT
(SWEARINGEN D, PLUMMER P)

To enact the "Protect Ohio Workers Act" regarding construction services performed under a contract at a stationary source.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/14/2023 - Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Energy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

PROPERTY PROTECTION ACT
(KING A, KLOPFENSTEIN R)

To extend the law that prohibits certain governments, businesses, and individuals from acquiring agricultural land to certain other property and to name this act the Ohio Property Protection Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/21/2024 - BILL AMENDED, House Civil Justice, (Third Hearing)

LAW CHANGES-VEHICLE TYPES
(MILLER K, PLUMMER P)

To make changes to the laws governing all-purpose vehicles, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobiles, utility vehicles, and mini-trucks.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/25/2023 - House Homeland Security, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Energy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS
(CARRUTHERS S)

To increase fines for repeatedly selling tobacco products to minors and to apply the public nuisance law to places where such sales occur.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Tobacco

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

CREATE STATE, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION
(HALL T, MILLER M)

To create the State and Municipal Government Commission.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/24/2023 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

LAW CHANGES-LIQUOR CONTROL
(HILLYER B, BARHORST T)

To revise the Alcohol Franchise Law and other provisions of the liquor control laws.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/5/2023 - House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

TAX CREDIT FOR HIGH-ETHANOL BLEND MOTOR FUEL
(MCCLAIN R, KLOPFENSTEIN R)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Energy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

OHIO PERSONAL PRIVACY ACT
(HALL T, SEITZ B)

To enact the Ohio Personal Privacy Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/6/2023 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

COMMENTS

Category: Data Privacy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

MODIFY MARIJUANA LAW
(CALLENDER J)

To modify the law governing the cultivation, processing, dispensing, testing, and taxation of adult use cannabis and to levy a gross receipts tax on marijuana cultivators.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/13/2023 - House Finance, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category:

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller/Alex Boehnke

FIGHT ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME ACT
(GHANBARI H)

To enact the Fight Organized Retail Crime and Empower Law Enforcement (FORCE) Act to create the Organized Retail Theft Advisory Council and an investigative task force, to modify theft offenses and penalties related to retail property, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Retail Crime

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

WIRED ACT
(WIGGAM S, KING A)

To levy a remittance transfer fee on money transmissions to a person outside of the United States, to authorize an income tax credit based on the amount of remittance transfer fees paid, and to name this act Ohio's Withholding Illegal Revenue Entering Drug Markets (WIRED) Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - House Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

AUTOMATIC SEALING-CRIMINAL RECORDS
(HILLYER B, SEITZ B)

To enact the Getting Rehabilitated Ohioans Working Act to allow for the automatic sealing of certain criminal records.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Retail Crime

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

NEW LIQUOR PERMIT CREATION
(LORENZ B)

To create the F-13 liquor permit to allow the on-premises sale of beer or intoxicating liquor at a business that is not otherwise qualified to obtain a liquor permit.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/2/2024 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

SCHOOL INTERNET SAFETY POLICIES
(YOUNG T, PLUMMER P)

Regarding a school internet safety policy and instruction on the effects of social media in public schools and to amend the version of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2025, to continue the changes on and after that date.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/23/2024 - Referred to Committee House Primary and Secondary Education

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: 

ALCOHOL SERVER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
(PAVLIGA G)

To require alcohol server training and to provide immunity from civil liability to those who successfully complete and implement the training and to name this act Hayden's Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/21/2024 - BILL AMENDED, House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

COMMUNITY PHARMACY PROTECTION ACT
(BARHORST T, STEWART B)

Regarding insurer and Medicaid program accreditation requirements for pharmacies, to impose drug cost reporting and payment requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, and to name this act the Community Pharmacy Protection Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - House Insurance, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Pharmacy

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

REQUIRE 60 PERCENT VOTE-CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
(STEWART B)

Proposing to amend Sections 1b, 1e, and 1g of Article II and Sections 1 and 3 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to require a vote of at least 60% of the electors to approve any constitutional amendment and to modify the procedures for an initiative petition proposing a constitutional amendment.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/19/2023 - REPORTED OUT, House Constitutional Resolutions, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

REFORM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(REINEKE W)

To rename the Department of Education as the Department of Education and Workforce; to create the position of Director of Education and Workforce; and to reform the functions and responsibilities of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/9/2023 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Education

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

HOMEMADE SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR
(HOAGLAND F)

To allow a person to distill, serve, and ship homemade spirituous liquor without a liquor permit.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/28/2023 - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

YOUTH WORKING HOURS
(SCHAFFER T)

To allow a person under sixteen years of age to be employed after 7 p.m. during the school year.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/9/2023 - REPORTED OUT, House Commerce and Labor, (Fourth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Labor Relations

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

MERCHANT TRANSACTIONS-CASH PAYMENTS
(BLESSING III L)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

2/22/2023 - Senate Small Business and Economic Opportunity, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Consumer Protection

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

TAX EXEMPTION-BABY PRODUCTS
(SCHAFFER T)

To exempt certain baby products from sales and use tax.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/7/2023 - Referred to Committee House Ways and Means

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

TAX REDUCTION-MOTOR FUEL
(HUFFMAN S)

To reduce the tax rate on certain motor fuel.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/28/2023 - Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Transportation

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

ASBESTOS CLAIMS-DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
(LANG G)

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

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 21-10

DATA ANALYSIS TRANSPARENCY-ELECTIONS
(GAVARONE T)

To enact the Data Analysis Transparency Archive (DATA) Act to establish the Office of Data Analytics and Archives in the Office of the Secretary of State and to modify requirements for the Statewide Voter Registration Database and other election records.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/13/2023 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

DIGITAL FAIR REPAIR ACT
(BLESSING III L)

To enact the Digital Fair Repair Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/28/2023 - Senate Financial Institutions and Technology, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Consumer Protection

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

ELECTRONIC TAX PAYMENTS, STATE TREASURER
(GAVARONE T)

Regarding the Treasurer of State and the electronic payment of taxes.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/7/2023 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

COMMENTS

Category: Taxation

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

HIGHER EDUCATION OPERATIONS ENHANCEMENT
(CIRINO J)

To enact the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act regarding the operation of state institutions of higher education, and to revise the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2024 - Re-Referred to Committee

COMMENTS

Category: Education

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

REMOTE DISPENSING PHARMACY OPERATIONS
(REYNOLDS M)

To authorize the operation of remote dispensing pharmacies.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 31-0

COMMENTS

Category: Health & Wellness

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

LABOR LAW NOTICES-POSTING
(LANG G, WILSON S)

To allow employers to post certain labor law notices on the Internet.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/21/2024 - House Commerce and Labor, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Labor Relations

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke 

HIGHWAY DESIGNATION-REP. KRIS JORDAN
(BRENNER A)

To designate a portion of State Route 36 in Delaware County as the "Representative Kris Jordan Memorial Highway."

  CURRENT STATUS

6/14/2023 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES
(RULLI M)

To address fraudulent business filings, deceptive mailings, reinstatement of canceled business entities, and addresses of statutory agents.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/21/2024 - House State and Local Government, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller

ELECTRIC, NATURAL GAS SERVICES
(WILKIN S)

Regarding public utilities and competitive retail electric and natural gas services.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/5/2023 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Fifth Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Energy

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller & Alex Boehnke 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION-CHEMICALS, FLUID EXPOSURE
(SCHAFFER T)

Regarding workers' compensation coverage for testing when certain medical professionals are exposed to chemical substances or bodily fluids in the course of employment and regarding medical release forms for workers' compensation claims.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/13/2024 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

COMMENTS

Category: Workers Comp

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW CHANGES
(LANG G, ROMANCHUK M)

To make changes to Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/7/2023 - Senate Insurance, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Unemployment Comp

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Alex Boehnke

REVISE ALCOHOL FRANCHISE LAW
(BRENNER A)

To revise the Alcohol Franchise Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/12/2023 - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Alcohol

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

REGARDING IMMUNIZATIONS BY PHARMACISTS
(ROMANCHUK M)

Regarding immunizations administered by pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/21/2024 - House Health Provider Services, (Third Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Pharmacy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

Staff Assigned

Lora Miller

USED CATALYTIC CONVERTER SALES
(JOHNSON T)

Regarding the sale of used catalytic converters, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/13/2023 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Automotive

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

NATURAL GAS-OFFERING CARBON OFFSETS
(WILKIN S, LANG G)

To allow for competitive retail natural gas service suppliers to offer carbon offsets to customers.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/7/2024 - Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Energy

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

ENACT FORCE ACT-ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT
(LANG G, RULLI M)

To enact the Fight Organized Retail Crime and Empower
Law Enforcement (FORCE) Act to create the Organized Retail Theft
Advisory Council and an investigative task force, to modify theft offenses and
penalties related to retail property, and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category: Retail Crime

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Alex Boehnke

MODIFY SALES-DELIVERY NETWORK SERVICES
(SCHAFFER T)

To modify the sales and use taxation of delivery network services.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - Senate Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS CHANGES
(SCHAFFER T)

To make various changes to public assistance benefits programs

  CURRENT STATUS

5/8/2024 - Senate Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

COMMENTS

Category:

Status: YELLOW

Staff Assigned: Lora Miller 

MINIMUM WAGE-EITC
(BLESSING III L)

To modify the state's earned income tax credit, to increase the basic state minimum hourly wage, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - Senate Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

OWNERSHIP-EV CHARGING STATIONS
(REINEKE W)

To regulate the ownership of electric vehicle charging stations.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/22/2024 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE-60 PERCENT REQUIREMENT
(MCCOLLEY R, GAVARONE T)

Proposing to amend Sections 1b, 1e, and 1g of Article II and Sections 1 and 3 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to require a vote of at least 60% of the electors to approve any constitutional amendment.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/10/2023 - Consideration of House Amendments; Senate Does Concur, Vote 26-7

COMMENTS

Category: Miscellaneous

Status: YELLOW

Staff assigned: Lora Miller