Summary of Legislation Introduced in the 133rd General Assembly

HB 25 – to designate a portion of State Route 2 in Lake County as the “Patrolman Mathew Mazany Memorial Highway.”

HB 26 – to designate the bridge spanning the Grand River that is a part of Fairport Road, in Lake County, as the “Col. Donald Blakeslee Memorial Bridge.”

HB 54 – to increase the proportion of state tax revenue allocated to the Local Government Fund from 1.66% to 3.53% beginning July 1, 2019.

HB 72 – to enact section 164.18 of the Revised Code to create the Supplemental State Capital Improvements Pilot Program funded by a temporary transfer from the Budget Stabilization Fund and to make an appropriation.

HB 85 – to allow the Controlling Board to transfer money to the Attorney General and State Public Defender to defray county costs associated with certain capital cases and to declare an emergency.

HB 99 – to raise the homestead exemption income eligibility to $60,000 and increase the tax reduction.

HB 138 – to increase from $250 to $500 the estimated cost of certain special assessments for which a municipal corporation must provide notice to affected property owners.

HB 155 – to prohibit a war relic located on public property or cemetery association property from being sold, disturbed, or otherwise disposed of, except under certain circumstances, and to designate this act as the “Ohio Veterans’ Heritage Protection Act.”

HB 389 – to allow a nonprofit organization to give away alcohol for fundraising purposes under specified circumstances and to declare an emergency.

HB 437 – to allow an enhanced homestead exemption for surviving spouses of uniformed service members who die in the line of duty or whose death is otherwise service connected.

HB 453 – to enact the “Blair Deduction” to allow an individual obtaining a post-secondary degree or credential from an eligible educational institution to claim an income tax deduction for qualified higher education expenses.

HB 458 – to create the “University of Alabama” license plate.

HB 464 – to expand a guardian’s authority to create estate plans for their wards, to clarify a surviving spouse’s allowance for support upon the spouse’s selection of an automobile, to make changes in the Ohio Trust Code, and to make changes in the law pertaining to the referral of actions to a retired judge.

HB 470 – to eliminate the period of limitations for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and to extend the period of limitations for a civil action by a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

HB 471 – to extend the period of limitations for a civil action by a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

HB 472 – to eliminate the period of limitations for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape.

HB 511 – to permit schools and camps to procure and use injectable or nasally administered glucagon in accordance with prescribed policies and to exempt them from licensing requirements related to the possession of glucagon.

HB 512 – to increase insurance and Medicaid coverage of epinephrine and glucagon.

HB 531 – to establish that JobsOhio must submit to audits by the Auditor of State, and that an audit of JobsOhio must include an audit of the revenues, receipts, and expenditures of JobsOhio associated with the enterprise acquisition project.

HB 565 – to extend the filing and payment dates for state, municipal, and school district income taxes by the same period as any federal income tax extension granted in response to the COVID-19 disease outbreak and to declare an emergency.

HB 566 – to increase the percentage of revenue to the General Revenue Fund distributed to the Local Government Fund and to declare an emergency.

HB 567 – to temporarily authorize a partially refundable earned income tax credit and to declare an emergency.

HB 576 – to temporarily abate the charging of interest and penalties against tax-delinquent homesteads and suspend tax foreclosure proceedings and tax certificate sales regarding such homesteads and to declare an emergency.

HB 589 – to require insurers offering business interruption insurance to cover losses attributable to viruses and pandemics and to declare an emergency.

HB 590 – to prohibit price gouging after a declaration of an emergency and to declare an emergency.

HB 591 – to suspend some employer municipal income tax withholding requirements during the COVID-19 state of emergency and to declare an emergency.

HB 602 – to modify the manner in which property tax foreclosure notices may be published.

HB 604 – to amend and to repeal certain sections of the Revised Code regarding the Criminal Records Sealing Law.

HB 631 – to authorize municipal corporations to establish regional economic development alliances for the sharing of services or resources among alliance members.

HB 635 – to require all community school sponsors to receive approval from and enter into an agreement with the Department of Education and to make changes regarding eligibility for the Quality Community School Support Program.

HB 648 – to regulate employee compensation by payroll card.

HB 652 – regarding the nonconsensual distribution of explicit images.

Summary of Legislation Introduced in the 132nd General Assembly

HB 4 – Provides that the amount of cocaine involved in a drug trafficking or passion offense, as measured for sentencing purposes, includes a compound, mixture, preparation, or substance containing cocaine

HB 55 – To designate a portion of State Route 2 in Willoughby as the “L.Cpl. Bret. M. Polar Memorial Highway”

HB 60 – To authorize the issuance of an enhanced driver’s license, enhanced commercial driver’s license, and enhanced identification card to facilitate land and sea border crossings between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, pursuant to an agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security

HB 122 – To establish a Regional Economic Development committee to study the benefits and challenges involved in creating regional economic development alliances

HB 144 – To require motor vehicle operators to take certain cautionary actions upon approaching a stationary waste collection vehicle collecting refuse on a roadside

HB 186 – Authorizes an income tax deduction for certain out-of-pocket higher education expenses paid by a person obtaining a degree or credential after or, under some circumstances, before the bill’s effective date

HB 232 – Authorize, for six years, a personal income tax deduction for attorneys and pass-through entity law firms based on the number of hours the attorney performed pro bono legal work for indigent clients through a legal aid society and the expenses associated with that work

HB 270 – Designate a portion of I-271 in Cuyahoga County as the “Captain Michael Palumbo Memorial Highway”

HB 330 – Designate a portion of State Route 91 in Willoughby as the “Patrolman Jason Gresko Memorial Highway”

HB 422 – To govern acquisitions of municipal water-works and sewage disposal system companies by certain larger non-municipal water-works or sewage disposal companies

HB 446 – To prevent third parties from refusing to honor power of attorney documents properly drafted under Ohio Law

HB 449 – Require the Department of Education to attribute any community school sponsor ratings an entity received during its relationship with a state university board of trustees to that entity even if it no longer has a relationship with the university

HB 497 – Prohibit the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, otherwise known as “revenge porn”

HB 499 – Creates the State Capital Improvements Pilot program (known as “Restore Ohio”) by a temporary transfer from the Rainy Day Fund

HB 511 – Changes age at which can marry to generally provide that only persons of age 18 years may marry.

HB 538 – To restore or increase the Local Government Fund back to its 2005 level

HB 544 – Prescribe standards for school safety enhancements for use in the construction of new school facilities

HB 584 – Extend an existing income tax deduction for unsubsidized medial insurance premiums to Medicare premiums

HB 586 – Expands the homestead exemption by removing the income limit that restricts eligibility and by increasing the exemption amount from $25,000 to 30,000

HB 687 – Designates the bridge spanning the Grand River that is part of Fairport Road in Lake County as the “Col. Donald Blakeslee Memorial Bridge”

HB 709 – Adds shoreline improvement projects to the list of public improvements that may be financed by a special improvement district (SID)

Summary of Legislation Introduced in the 131st General Assembly

HB 33 – Authorize for persons diagnosed with seizure disorders certain uses of cannabidiol and other drugs or substances derived from cannabis

HB 58 – To require motor vehicle operators to take certain cautionary actions upon approaching a stationary waste collection vehicle collecting refuse on a roadside

HB 97 – Requires all signs that indicate that an area is part of the National Park System and that are erected on highways that are part of the state highway system to bear the arrowhead symbol of the National Park Service next to the name of the area

HB 136 – To fund the Lake County Educational Service Center pilot project to support STEM initiatives for middle school students and to make an appropriation

HB 164 – Authorizes sealing of an offense if later made sealable

HB 192 – To require the state Board of Education to adopt rules prescribing standards for safety enhancements to new public and nonpublic school facilities and to require the Ohio School Facilities commission to revise its construction and design standards to comply with the State Board’s standards

HB 226 – To provide that a portion of condominium or planned community assessment is prior to the other liens on condominium units and planned community lots and to provide that a condominium unit owners association lien is a continuing lien

HB 263 – To increase judicial salaries and salaries of county elected officials, township trustees, township fiscal officers, and boards of elections members, to reinstate the annual cost of living adjustment to their salaries

HB 281 – Authorizes a post-secondary school graduate obtaining a degree after the effective date to take a personal income tax deduction for certain out-of-pocket higher education expenses

HB 436 – To authorize a judge that grants limited driving privileges to a second-time OVI offender to order the termination of the mandatory immobilization order

HB 492 – Create the Supplemental State Capital Improvements Pilot Program funded by a temporary transfer from the Budget Stabilization Fund (Rainy Day Fund).

HB 568 – To create a generally uniform definition of employee for specified labor laws, to create a uniform standard to determine whether an individual performing services for an employer is an employee of that employer, and to regulate the payment of wages via payroll card

Summary of Legislation Introduced in the 130th General Assembly

HB 246 – Allow recent college graduates to claim an income tax deduction for qualified higher education expenses and allow employers of recent college graduates to deduct the employer’s costs of employing the graduate from the employer’s gross receipts subject to the commercial activities tax.

HB 253 – Revising practices with regard to the use of payroll debit cards to prevent mandatory issuance and excessive fees.

HB 270 – To designate October 16 as “Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day.”

HB 282 – Authorize vendors and others required to hold a sales or use tax license whose business and home address is the same to apply to the Tax Commissioner to keep such address confidential.

HB 291 – To make an appropriation to continue to fund the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children contingent upon a lapse in federal funding.

HB 374 – To make an appropriation for additional funding for the Straight A Program.

HB 446 – To require the State Board of Education to adopt rules prescribing standards for safety enhancements to new public and nonpublic school facilities and to require the Ohio School Facilities Commission to revise its construction and design standards to comply with the State Board’s standards.

HB 481 – To make survivors of part-time, reserve, volunteer, and certain other police officers killed in the line of duty eligible for benefits from the Ohio Public Safety Officers Death Benefit Fund; to increase the benefit payable from the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund to survivors of volunteer firefighters killed in the line of duty; and to make survivors of certain emergency medical personnel eligible for benefits from the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund.

HB 516 – Allow a person who is convicted of an offense that, at the time of conviction, is excluded from the operation of the Conviction Record Sealing Law to apply for sealing of the record of that conviction if, prior to the making of the application, the offense is changed so that it no longer would be excluded from the operation of that Law.

HB 555 – To 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.

HB 556 – To 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.

HB 570 – To require that a portion of forfeitures assessed for violations or compliance failures resulting in property damage be paid to the political subdivision in which the damage occurred or to a political subdivision or state agency that incurred costs in remediating the violation or compliance failure.

HB 571 – Authorize subdivisions to levy a fixed-sum emergency property tax for police, fire, or emergency medical services purposes.

HB 572 – to provide that a portion of a condominium or planned community assessment is prior to other liens on condominium units and planned community lots and to provide that a condominium unit owners association lien is a continuing lien.

HB 610 – to require the Director of Veterans Services to issue disabled veteran’s certificates that prove service-related disabilities.

HB 612 – to establish a program of state financial assistance to counties, municipal corporations, and townships to help in defraying the costs of the county’s sheriff, the county’s drug task force, or the municipal corporation’s or township’s law enforcement agency in combatting the opioid abuse and heroin addiction epidemic and to make an appropriation.

HB 619 – to require motor vehicle operators to take certain actions upon approaching a stationary waste collection vehicle collecting refuse on a roadside.