Pending Legislation
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    Authorize dating violence protection orders (Sykes, Manning) Authorize dating violence protection orders

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    Modify civil rights law relating to employment (Seitz) Modify civil rights law relating to employment

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    Improve transparency of public data (Duffey, Hagan) Improve transparency of public data

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    Prescribe how cocaine is to be measured for offense (Cupp, Rogers) Prescribe how cocaine is to be measured for offense

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    Define "microbusiness." (Pelanda, Gavarone) Define "microbusiness."

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    Prohibit fees for correcting criminal record information (Barnes) Prohibit fees for correcting criminal record information

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    Address medical claims and provider immunities (Cupp) Address medical claims and provider immunities

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    Prohibit disclosing injuries to minors in school vehicles (Hambley, Rezabek) Prohibit disclosing injuries to minors in school vehicles

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    Limit scope of protocol for malfunctioning traffic signals (Koehler) Limit scope of protocol for malfunctioning traffic signals

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    Permit intrastate equity crowdfunding (Arndt) Permit intrastate equity crowdfunding

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    Incorporate Internal Revenue Code changes (Scherer) Incorporate Internal Revenue Code changes

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    Designate barn as historical architectural structure (Gonzales) Designate barn as historical architectural structure

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    Excuse breastfeeding mothers from juries (Gonzales) Excuse breastfeeding mothers from juries

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    Ease voter registration (Clyde) Ease voter registration

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    Address distribution of kilowatt hour tax (Cera) Address distribution of kilowatt hour tax

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    Designate a memorial highway (Cera) Designate a memorial highway

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    Reduce instant bingo fees and allow time and place changes (Cera) Reduce instant bingo fees and allow time and place changes

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    Eliminate certain elections to fill Congressional vacancies (Pelanda, Retherford) Eliminate certain elections to fill Congressional vacancies

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    Specify arson includes fire caused by illegal drug manufacturing (Blessing, Landis) Specify arson includes fire caused by illegal drug manufacturing

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    Remove cap on damages in certain tort cases (Gonzales, Boggs) Remove cap on damages in certain tort cases

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    Verify community school enrollments (Hambley ) Verify community school enrollments

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    Designate a memorial highway (Hambley) Designate a memorial highway

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    Allow manufacturing ice cream containing liquor (Patterson, Boggs) Allow manufacturing ice cream containing liquor

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    Modify veterans organization property tax exemption (Ginter) Modify veterans organization property tax exemption

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    Adopt agreement to elect President by popular vote (Ramos, Leland) Adopt agreement to elect President by popular vote

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    Creates FY 2018-2019 transportation budget (McColley) Creates FY 2018-2019 transportation budget

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    Creates FY 2018-2019 Workers' Compensation budget (Brinkman) Creates FY 2018-2019 Workers' Compensation budget

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    Creates FY 2018-2019 Industrial Commission budget (Brinkman) Creates FY 2018-2019 Industrial Commission budget

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    Remove authorizing of private municipal reservoir buffers (Leland, Boggs) Remove authorizing of private municipal reservoir buffers

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    Add prison term if permanently disable victim (Koehler) Add prison term if permanently disable victim

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    Abolish Government Contracting Advisory Council (Cupp) Abolish Government Contracting Advisory Council

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    Apply criminal penalties to casinos and affiliated casinos (Seitz) Apply criminal penalties to casinos and affiliated casinos

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    Store firearm to prevent access by minor (Patmon) Store firearm to prevent access by minor

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    Deliver notices by ordinary mail or electronically (Hambley, Ryan) Deliver notices by ordinary mail or electronically

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    Enact a new Banking Act (Hughes) Enact a new Banking Act

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    Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs (Vitale) Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs

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    Improve school safety and technology infrastructure (Arndt) Improve school safety and technology infrastructure

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    Increase penalty for murder or assault of certain persons (Greenspan) Increase penalty for murder or assault of certain persons

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    Require removal of snow and ice from abutting sidewalks (Arndt, Gavarone) Require removal of snow and ice from abutting sidewalks

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    Establish State Government Expenditure Database (Dever, Greenspan) Establish State Government Expenditure Database

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    Modify voting procedures (Pelanda) Modify voting procedures

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    Prohibit installation of unsafe used tires (Sprague, DeVitis) Prohibit installation of unsafe used tires

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    Designate a memorial highway (DeVitis) Designate a memorial highway

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    Designate an appreciation day (Patmon) Designate an appreciation day

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    Designate an awareness month (Sprague ) Designate an awareness month

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    Modify qualifications for investing county and library money (Sprague) Modify qualifications for investing county and library money

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    Enact Students to Soldiers Support Act (Boccieri) Enact Students to Soldiers Support Act

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    Protect public and cemetery war relics (Schaffer) Protect public and cemetery war relics

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    Creates FY 2018-2019 operating budget (Smith, R.) Creates FY 2018-2019 operating budget

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    Establish specifications for electronic benefit transfer cards (Schaffer) Establish specifications for electronic benefit transfer cards

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    Review and sunset cabinet departments (Faber) Review and sunset cabinet departments

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    Regulate solicitation of certain deeds (Rezabek) Regulate solicitation of certain deeds

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    Remove requirements to join public employee union (Becker) Remove requirements to join public employee union

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    Issue state revenue bonds to finance acquisition of improvements (Blessing, Gavarone) Issue state revenue bonds to finance acquisition of improvements

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    Designate a memorial highway (Rogers) Designate a memorial highway

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    Expunge criminal record if caused by human trafficking (Dever, Gavarone) Expunge criminal record if caused by human trafficking

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    Require use of domestic steel in school and college buildings (Boccieri, Ramos) Require use of domestic steel in school and college buildings

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    Require instruction in cursive handwriting (Brenner, Slaby) Require instruction in cursive handwriting

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    Designate a commemorative day (Leland, West) Designate a commemorative day

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    Enhanced IDs to facilitate crossing into Canada and Mexico (Hambley, Rogers) Enhanced IDs to facilitate crossing into Canada and Mexico

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    Exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax (Johnson, G., Kelly) Exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax

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    Establish Water Quality Improvement Program (Patterson, Sheehy) Establish Water Quality Improvement Program

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    Add prison term if disfigure or incapacitate victim (Hughes) Add prison term if disfigure or incapacitate victim

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    Expunge if criminal sanction based on mistaken identity (Schuring, Reece) Expunge if criminal sanction based on mistaken identity

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    Regulate reviews of sanitarians who inspect restaurants (Hill) Regulate reviews of sanitarians who inspect restaurants

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    Require tenured faculty to teach minimum load (Young) Require tenured faculty to teach minimum load

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    Prohibit confessions of judgment except as settlement (Young) Prohibit confessions of judgment except as settlement

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    Prohibit certain sexual conduct involving an impaired person (Anielski) Prohibit certain sexual conduct involving an impaired person

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    Reimburse medical service levy revenue forgone because of TIF (Cupp) Reimburse medical service levy revenue forgone because of TIF

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    Adopt Fuel Tax Transparency Act (Merrin) Adopt Fuel Tax Transparency Act

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    Make failure to display front license plate a secondary offense (DeVitis) Make failure to display front license plate a secondary offense

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    Adopt requirements for step therapy protocols (Johnson, T., Antonion) Adopt requirements for step therapy protocols

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    Prohibit selling dextromethorphan without Rx if under 18 (Rezabek, Koehler) Prohibit selling dextromethorphan without Rx if under 18

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    Increase maximum deduction for gift to college savings program (Huffman, Gavarone) Increase maximum deduction for gift to college savings program

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    Expedite licensing process for armed forces and spouses (Gavarone, Merrin) Expedite licensing process for armed forces and spouses

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    Create Ohio Cross and Ottawa Wildlife Refuge license plates (Arndt, Gavarone) Create Ohio Cross and Ottawa Wildlife Refuge license plates

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    License sick-child care centers (Retherford) License sick-child care centers

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    Revise adult protective services laws (Retherford) Revise adult protective services laws

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    Provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals (Retherford, Hagan) Provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals

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    Provide food service for school summer intervention services (LaTourette, Smith, K.) Provide food service for school summer intervention services

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    Prohibit death sentence if have serious mental illness (Seitz, Antonio) Prohibit death sentence if have serious mental illness

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    Adjust fees for collecting property taxes (Ryan) Adjust fees for collecting property taxes

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    Designate Carl and Louis Stokes Opportunity Corridor (Smith, K., Howse) Designate Carl and Louis Stokes Opportunity Corridor

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    Designate June as Ohio Goes Boating Month (Arndt, Patton) Designate June as Ohio Goes Boating Month

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    Enter into the Health Care Compact (Retherford) Enter into the Health Care Compact

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    Increase state minimum wage (Smith, K., Craig) Increase state minimum wage

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    Address money returned to state from community school audit (Roegner) Address money returned to state from community school audit

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    Create Cuyahoga Valley Career Center license plate (Anielski) Create Cuyahoga Valley Career Center license plate

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    Provide sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies (Patterson, Kelly) Provide sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies

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    Designate David Fahey Memorial Highway (Antonio, Patton) Designate David Fahey Memorial Highway

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    Conduct training course for new police chiefs (Cupp) Conduct training course for new police chiefs

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    Require public indecency before minors offenders to register (Schaffer) Require public indecency before minors offenders to register

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    Require presidential candidates to reveal tax returns (Clyde) Require presidential candidates to reveal tax returns

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    Designate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Sykes, Perales) Designate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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    Enhance penalty for moving violations while distracted (Hughes, Seitz) Enhance penalty for moving violations while distracted

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    Increase penalty for sexual imposition (Hughes) Increase penalty for sexual imposition

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    Remove spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses (Boggs) Remove spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses

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    Address career information presentations to students (Duffey, Boggs) Address career information presentations to students

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    Modify workers' comp benefits for occupational pneumoconiosis (Cera) Modify workers' comp benefits for occupational pneumoconiosis

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    Designate Officer Bill Johnson Memorial Highway (Lipps) Designate Officer Bill Johnson Memorial Highway

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    Improve access to epinephrine (Merrin) Improve access to epinephrine

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    Revise school funding (Brenner) Revise school funding

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    Modify financial planning and supervision commission laws (Reineke) Modify financial planning and supervision commission laws

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    Allow vendors to receive sales tax refunds for certain bad debts (Schaffer) Allow vendors to receive sales tax refunds for certain bad debts

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    Limit revenue credited to Oil and Gas Well Fund and divert excess (Cera, Hill) Limit revenue credited to Oil and Gas Well Fund and divert excess

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    Regulate nonbank automatic teller machines (Patton, Patmon) Regulate nonbank automatic teller machines

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    Require two-person crews on freight trains (Sheehy, Lepore-Hagan) Require two-person crews on freight trains

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    Include financial literacy in high school curriculum (Hagan, McColley) Include financial literacy in high school curriculum

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    Increase penalty if offend against elderly or disabled (Patmon) Increase penalty if offend against elderly or disabled

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    Expand College Credit Plus to include apprenticeships (Hagan, Dean) Expand College Credit Plus to include apprenticeships

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    Authorize nurses to compel mental health evaluations (Carfagna, Ryan) Authorize nurses to compel mental health evaluations

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    Allow person being treated for drug abuse to terminate lease (Gonzales) Allow person being treated for drug abuse to terminate lease

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    Prohibit employees from having to join or pay dues to unions (Brinkman) Prohibit employees from having to join or pay dues to unions

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    Renewable energy (Blessing) Renewable energy

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    Create register of persons having a communication disability (Gavarone, Wiggam) Create register of persons having a communication disability

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    Exempt optical aids from sales tax (Merrin) Exempt optical aids from sales tax

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    Establish opioid antagonist therapy for supervised offenders (Huffman, Brenner) Establish opioid antagonist therapy for supervised offenders

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    Prohibit dismissing tax complaint if fails to identify owner (Merrin) Prohibit dismissing tax complaint if fails to identify owner

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    Address Nutrition Assistance and Medicaid benefits (Henne, McColley) Address Nutrition Assistance and Medicaid benefits

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    Changes in Precious Metal Dealers Law (Henne) Changes in Precious Metal Dealers Law

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    Consider water project piping if meets engineering specifications (Edwards) Consider water project piping if meets engineering specifications

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    Study regional economic development alliances (Hambley, Rogers) Study regional economic development alliances

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    Modify short-term, small, and mortgage loan laws (Koehler, Ashford) Modify short-term, small, and mortgage loan laws

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    Submit renewal tax levy to disenfranchised voters (Brenner, Carfagna) Submit renewal tax levy to disenfranchised voters

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    Specify court jurisdiction over municipal traffic ordinances (Craig, Seitz) Specify court jurisdiction over municipal traffic ordinances

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    Require region-based kinship caregiver navigator program (Boyd, Rezabek) Require region-based kinship caregiver navigator program

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    Establish structural steel and bridge welding requirements (Perales, Dever) Establish structural steel and bridge welding requirements

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    Makes changes relating to building inspections (Roegner) Makes changes relating to building inspections

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    Require Governor to complete on-site work experience in schools (Smith K., Kelly) Require Governor to complete on-site work experience in schools

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    Provide oil or gas well royalty statement with payment (Cera) Provide oil or gas well royalty statement with payment

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    Modify physical therapy laws (Gavarone, Reineke) Modify physical therapy laws

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    Regulate fantasy contests (Dever, McColley) Regulate fantasy contests

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    Exempt out-of-state disaster relief persons from taxes and laws (Ryan) Exempt out-of-state disaster relief persons from taxes and laws

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    Allow community improvement grants outside county to schools (Hambley, Kick) Allow community improvement grants outside county to schools

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    Designate Superman Day (Patmon) Designate Superman Day

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    Designate David Sexton and Glen Millinger Memorial Highways (Arndt) Designate David Sexton and Glen Millinger Memorial Highways

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    Make municipal and county peace officers child abuse reporters (Kent) Make municipal and county peace officers child abuse reporters

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    Enable anonymous reports of wage discrimination (Smith, K., Boyd) Enable anonymous reports of wage discrimination

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    Eliminate public records exemption if record 100 years old (Perales, Keller) Eliminate public records exemption if record 100 years old

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    Designate Danny Raymond King Memorial Highway (Green) Designate Danny Raymond King Memorial Highway

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    Cause death when provide drugs involuntary manslaughter (Dever, Wiggam) Cause death when provide drugs involuntary manslaughter

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    Eliminate need when stopped to notify carrying firearm (Wiggam) Eliminate need when stopped to notify carrying firearm

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    Clarify definition of electric distribution company for tax (Sprague) Clarify definition of electric distribution company for tax

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    Require actions when driver approaches waste collection vehicle (Green, Rogers) Require actions when driver approaches waste collection vehicle

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    Establish confidential program to treat impaired practitioners (Huffman, Sprague) Establish confidential program to treat impaired practitioners

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    Coroner change cause of death only after court hearing (Householder) Coroner change cause of death only after court hearing

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    Change humane society law (Hambley) Change humane society law

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    Register home improvement contractors (Patmon) Register home improvement contractors

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    Expand crime of abortion trafficking (Patmon, Conditt) Expand crime of abortion trafficking

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    Create special license plate for hearing-impaired individuals (Patmon) Create special license plate for hearing-impaired individuals

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    Regulate transfers of firearms (Patmon) Regulate transfers of firearms

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    Require hunting license to specify if firearm restricted (Patmon)