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Introduced- Monday, May 19

Disaster Relief: Sponsored by Senator Nina Turner (D – Cleveland), Senate Bill 341 would require the Emergency Management Agency to operate the Individual Disaster Relief Pilot Program, to establish the Individual Disaster Relief Fund, and to make an appropriation.

Dogs: Sponsored by Representative Roland Winburn (D – Harrison Twp.) and Representative Terrence Blair (R – Washington Twp.), House Bill 541 would revise provisions of the Dogs Law governing nuisance, dangerous, and vicious dogs and confinement and restraint of dogs, to revise enforcement of that Law, to require the Attorney General to establish a registry of violations of that Law and related complaints, and to establish a notification process regarding complaints.

Investigation Expenses: Sponsored by Representative Nick Barborak (D – Lisbon), House Bill 542 would permit a sentencing court to order an offender to reimburse a county, township, municipal corporation, or state law enforcement agency for funds expended by the law enforcement agency to purchase a drug, controlled substance, or controlled substance analog from the offender during the agency's investigation of a drug offense.

Search Warrants: Sponsored by Representative Nick Barborak (D – Lisbon), House Bill 543 would specify that a search warrant must be executed within 10 days.

Utility Submetering: Sponsored by Representative Anne Gonzales (R – Westerville), House Bill 545 is proposed in regards to master metering and submetering for public utility service to premises administered by a landlord, condominium unit owners association, or manufactured home park operator.

Music Therapists: Sponsored by Representative Mike Dovilla (R – Berea) and Representative Nickie Antonio (D – Lakewood), House Bill 546 would require the licensure of music therapists and to require the ..... to regulate the licensure and practice of music therapists.

Community School Teachers: Sponsored by Representative Teresa Fedor (D – Toledo) and Representative John Patterson Jr. (D – Jefferson), House Bill 547 is proposed with regard to the evaluation of community school teachers.

Community Schools: Sponsored by Representative Teresa Fedor (D – Toledo), House Bill 548 would establish a committee to study the effectiveness of community schools and community school regulations.

Student Reading: Sponsored by Representative Teresa Fedor (D – Toledo), House Bill 549 would delay until the 2015-2016 school year retention of third grade students and requirements for teachers who provide instruction to third grade students under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, to provide for a subsidy for reading intervention services, and to make an appropriation.

Medical School Research: Sponsored by House Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos (D – Lorain), House Bill 550 would create the Frances Lewandowski Memorial Medical Research Fund and the Medical University Research Reserve Fund to provide grants to public medical schools for research on terminal, chronic, or currently incurable diseases, to require the General Assembly annually to appropriate for those grants an amount equal to not less than one-tenth of one per cent of the total prior year General Revenue Fund appropriations, and to make an appropriation.

Train Staffing: Sponsored by Representative Robert Hagan (D – Youngstown) and Representative Michael Sheehy (D – Toledo), House Bill 551 would require the crews of freight trains to consist of at least two individuals.

Down Syndrome: Sponsored by Representative Peter Stautberg (R – Cincinnati), House Bill 552 is proposed with regards to Down syndrome and patient information.

Tuesday, May 20

Photo Monitoring: Sponsored by Senator Bill Seitz (R – Cincinnati), Senate Bill 342 would establish conditions for the use by local authorities of traffic law photo-monitoring devices to detect certain traffic law violations.

Ticket Sales: Sponsored by Representative Tom Letson (D – Warren), House Bill 553 would require state institutions of higher education to donate any interest earned on the presale of athletic event tickets to food banks.

Absentee Ballots: Sponsored by Representative Michael Stinziano (D – Columbus), House Bill 554 would prohibit a person who holds an elective office and who is a candidate from using public funds to mail to individuals unsolicited applications for absent voter’s ballots that contain the name of the candidate or an image of the candidate’s signature.

Disaster Relief: Sponsored by Representative John Rogers (D – Mentor on the Lake) and Representative Tom Letson (D – Warren), House Bill 555 would require the Emergency Management Agency to operate the Individual Disaster Relief Pilot Program, to establish the Individual Disaster Relief Fund, and to make an appropriation.

Introduced- Wednesday, May 21

Adult Changing Stations: Sponsored by Senator Peggy Lehner (R – Kettering), Senate Bill 343 would require public buildings to have at least one rest room facility with an adult changing station.

Property Tax Rollbacks: Sponsored by Representative John Rogers (D – Mentor on the Lake), House Bill 556 would restore the application of the 10% and 2.5% property tax rollbacks to tax levies approved on or after the effective date of Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly.

Introduced- Thursday, May 22

State Attorney Contracts: Sponsored by Senator Bill Seitz (R – Cincinnati), Senate Bill 344 would provide transparency in contracts between the state and private attorneys.

Veteran Business: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 558 would establish the Disabled Veterans Small Business Loan Program.

Precious Metals Dealers: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 559 would make changes to the licensing and records requirements, penalties, and other provisions of the Precious Metals Dealers Law.

 

Energy-Efficient Buildings: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 560 would require a building or structure constructed using state capital budget moneys to adhere to certain energy efficiency and building standards and to encourage the use of Ohio-produced products.

Veterans Service Commission: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 561 would increase the number of individuals who serve on the Veterans Service Commission.

Medicaid Payments: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 562 would remove behavioral and mental health services from nursing facilities' bundled services for purposes of Medicaid payments.

Veteran Preferences: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 563 would provide a five per cent bid preference for state contracts to a business owned by veterans and to authorize a personal income and commercial activity tax credit for a business that hires and employs a veteran for at least one year.

Privatization: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 564 would limit agreements to privatize state property, facilities, services, or functions.

Military Deaths: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 565 would require the Director of Veterans Services to notify the Governor when an Ohio resident who is a member of the armed forces has been killed by hostile fire, and to require the Governor to order state and subdivision flags to be flown at half-staff on the day of the individual's funeral.

Service Corps: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 566 would establish the Ohio Service Corps Intern Program, and to make an appropriation.

Veterinary Board: Sponsored by Representative Connie Pillich (D – Montgomery), House Bill 567 would require the State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board to inspect the place of business of a person that is licensed, registered, or permitted under the Veterinarians Law, to establish requirements and procedures for those inspections, and to authorize an income tax deduction of up to $2,500 per year for veterinarians who provide free veterinary services.

Passed- Senate

Wednesday, May 21

Development Zones: Sponsored by Representative Kirk Schuring (R – Canton), House Bill 289 will terminate the authority to create new alternative joint economic development zones (JEDZs) or substantially modify existing alternative JEDZs after December 31, 2014, to require the creation of review councils to approve the economic development plans for alternative JEDZs created or substantially amended before that date, to eliminate municipal-only JEDZs, to authorize municipal corporations to create municipal utility districts (MUDs) for economic development purposes, to allow existing municipal-only JEDZs to continue operating as MUDs, and to declare an emergency.

MBR Appropriations: Sponsored by Representative Ron Amstutz (R – Wooster), House Bill 483 will make operating and other appropriations and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

MBR Education: Sponsored by Representative Andy Brenner (R – Powell), House Bill 487 was passed with regard to education provisions for students in grades kindergarten through twelve.

Turkey Religious Freedom: Sponsored by Senator Jim Hughes (R – Columbus), Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 urge the Government of Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

House:

Invasive Plants:
Sponsored by Senator Gayle Manning (R – North Ridgeville), Senate Bill 192 will grant the Director of Agriculture exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species.

Incentive Districts: Sponsored by Representative Jim Butler (R – Oakwood), House Bill 198 will establish a procedure by which political subdivisions proposing a tax increment financing (TIF) incentive district are required to provide notice to the record owner of each parcel within the proposed incentive district before adopting the TIF resolution, and to permit such owners to exclude their parcels from the incentive district by submitting a written response.

MBR Gaming: Sponsored by House Assistant Majority Whip Jim Buchy (R – Greenville) and Representative Louis Blessing (R – Cincinnati), House Bill 491 will make various changes to the Gambling Law, Lottery Law, and Casino Law.

Toll Bridge: Sponsored by Representative Ross McGregor (R – Springfield) and Representative Dale Mallory (D – Cincinnati), House Bill 533 will provide that a toll project may include the substantial reconstruction or replacement of an existing toll-free highway, bridge, or tunnel, to amend the law governing public-private agreements relative to transportation facilities, and to provide for the collection of user fees on toll projects by toll project operators.

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