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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    Revise drug laws (LaRose) Revise drug laws

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    Revise environmental protection laws (Hite) Revise environmental protection laws

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    Review workforce development laws (Beagle, Balderson) Review workforce development laws

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    Expand expungement and intervention (Kunze, Oelslager) Expand expungement and intervention

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    Address college affordability (Hottinger, Eklund) Address college affordability

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    Continue Bridge Partnership Program (Hoagland) Continue Bridge Partnership Program

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    Know of protection order if actual knowledge (Bacon, Manning) Know of protection order if actual knowledge

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    Improve school technology infrastructure (Gardner, Terhar) Improve school technology infrastructure

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    Provide sales tax holiday (Bacon) Provide sales tax holiday

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    Eliminate certain primary elections (LaRose) Eliminate certain primary elections

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    Designate a commemorative day (Tavares) Designate a commemorative day

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    Preclude death penalty if based on race (Tavares) Preclude death penalty if based on race

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    Grant right to record law enforcement incident (Tavares) Grant right to record law enforcement incident

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    Address domestic worker pay (Tavares) Address domestic worker pay

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    Expand minority business set-asides/EDGE procurement (Tavares) Expand minority business set-asides/EDGE procurement

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    Make health professionals culturally competent (Tavares) Make health professionals culturally competent

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    Increase allocations to Local Government Fund (Tavares) Increase allocations to Local Government Fund

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    Designate a commemorative day (Thomas) Designate a commemorative day

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    Expand prosecutors prohibited from private practice (Thomas) Expand prosecutors prohibited from private practice

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

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    Reduce minimum poll workers and eliminate mailings (Uecker) Reduce minimum poll workers and eliminate mailings

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    Incorporate Internal Revenue Code changes (Peterson) Incorporate Internal Revenue Code changes

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    Designate an awareness day (Terhar) Designate an awareness day

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    Enact Consumer Installment Loan Act (Terhar) Enact Consumer Installment Loan Act

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    Create new municipal court (Hottinger) Create new municipal court

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    Designate a memorial highway (Hottinger, Jordan) Designate a memorial highway

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    Designate a commemorative month (Beagle) Designate a commemorative month

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    Address disposition of aborted fetal remains (Uecker) Address disposition of aborted fetal remains

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    Enact new banking law (Coley, Oelslager) Enact new banking law

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    Regulate traffic on county and township roads (Eklund) Regulate traffic on county and township roads

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    Withdraw from state household sewage system rules (Eklund) Withdraw from state household sewage system rules

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    Criminal trial process (Eklund) Criminal trial process

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    Disclose law enforcement data to defendant (Eklund) Disclose law enforcement data to defendant

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    Open schools after Labor Day (Manning) Open schools after Labor Day

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    Enhance earned income tax credit (Skindell) Enhance earned income tax credit

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    Specify how value of agricultural land is computed (Hite) Specify how value of agricultural land is computed

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    Develop and conduct training for new police chiefs (Hite) Develop and conduct training for new police chiefs

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    Enhance employee rights (Yuko) Enhance employee rights

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    Community school operation (Schiavoni) Community school operation

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    Death penalty sentencing (Eklund, Williams) Death penalty sentencing

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    Qualified advocate privileges (Eklund) Qualified advocate privileges

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    Drug offense penalties (Eklund) Drug offense penalties

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    Enable limited home rule townships to adopt building codes (Bacon) Enable limited home rule townships to adopt building codes

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    Allow electronic filing of campaign finance statements (LaRose) Allow electronic filing of campaign finance statements

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    Address payment of registered unclaimed funds finders (Williams) Address payment of registered unclaimed funds finders

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    Designate a memorial highway (Williams) Designate a memorial highway

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    Prohibit noncompete clauses in broadcasting industry (Williams) Prohibit noncompete clauses in broadcasting industry

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    Create special license plate for hearing impaired (Williams) Create special license plate for hearing impaired

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    Prohibit asking if job applicant has been convicted of a felony (Williams) Prohibit asking if job applicant has been convicted of a felony

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    Prohibit deep well injection of brine and conversion of wells (Skindell) Prohibit deep well injection of brine and conversion of wells

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    Facilitate Lake Erie shoreline improvement (Skindell, Eklund) Facilitate Lake Erie shoreline improvement

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    Permit anyone who registers to perform marriages (Skindell) Permit anyone who registers to perform marriages

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    Ban taking oil or gas from bed of Lake Erie (Skindell) Ban taking oil or gas from bed of Lake Erie

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    Provide food service for school summer intervention services (Brown, Lehner) Provide food service for school summer intervention services

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    Specify rights of nurses (Skindell) Specify rights of nurses

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    Adopt requirements for step therapy protocols (Lehner, Tavares) Adopt requirements for step therapy protocols

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    Designate an awareness day (Kunze) Designate an awareness day

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    Designate a commemorative day (Skindell) Designate a commemorative day

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    Require bicyclists and passengers to wear helmets if under 18 (Skindell) Require bicyclists and passengers to wear helmets if under 18

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    Regulate drones used by law enforcement officers (Skindell, Jordan) Regulate drones used by law enforcement officers

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    Make appropriations for public transportation (Skindell) Make appropriations for public transportation

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    Designate Harrison Dillard Day (Yuko) Designate Harrison Dillard Day

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    Revise how compute delinquent child confinement credit (Thomas) Revise how compute delinquent child confinement credit

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    Modify bindovers of juveniles (Thomas) Modify bindovers of juveniles

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    Provide sales tax holiday for Energy Star product purchases (Brown) Provide sales tax holiday for Energy Star product purchases

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    Modify criminal sentencing and corrections law (Eklund, Tavares) Modify criminal sentencing and corrections law

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    Establish violent offender registry (Gardner, Hite) Establish violent offender registry

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    Prohibit installing unsafe used tires (LaRose, Hite) Prohibit installing unsafe used tires

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    Designate June as Ohio Goes Boating Month (Gardner, Manning) Designate June as Ohio Goes Boating Month

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    Amend child support laws (Coley) Amend child support laws

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