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HB19 PINK TAX EXEMPTION (ANTANI N, KELLY B) To exempt from sales tax the sale of tampons and other feminine hygiene products associated with menstruation.

Current Status: 2/19/2019 – House Ways and Means, (First Hearing)

State Bill Pagehttps://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summaryid=GA133-HB-19

HB34 STATE-LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE (KELLY B) To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.

Current Status: 2/12/2019 – Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

State Bill Page:https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislationsummary?id=GA133-HB-34

HB38 COMMERCIAL CREDIT REPORTING (HILLYER B) To require a commercial credit reporting agency to provide credit reports to businesses and to establish a procedure whereby a business may dispute statements on the report.

Current Status: 2/12/2019 – Referred to Committee House Financial Institutions

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-38

HB62 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

Current Status: 2/28/2019 – House Finance, (Seventh Hearing)
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-62

HB80 BWC BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of the bureau’s programs.

Current Status: 2/26/2019 – House Insurance, (First Hearing)
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-80

HB91  FAMILY-MEDICAL LEAVE (BOGGS K, BOYD J) To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.

Current Status: 2/21/2019 – Introduced
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-91

HB92  VOTE ON COUNTY SALES TAX (ANTANI N, SMITH J) To require voter approval of any increase in the rate of a county sales tax.

Current Status: 2/21/2019 – Introduced

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation- summary?id=GA133-HB-92

SB1 REDUCE REGULATORY RESTRICTIONS (MCCOLLEY R, ROEGNER K) To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions and to continue the provision of this act on and after August 18, 2019.

Current Status: 2/26/2019 – Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (Second Hearing)

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation- summary?id=GA133-SB-1

SB8 TAX CREDITS-OHIO OPPORTUNITY ZONE (SCHURING K) To authorize tax credits for investments in an Ohio Opportunity Zone.

Current Status: 2/27/2019 – Senate Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislationsummary?id=GA133-SB-8

SB11 PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION-SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY (ANTONIO N) To enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation as an informal method that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio’s Civil Rights Law.

Current Status: 2/12/2019 – Introduced
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-11

SB21 BENEFIT CORPORATIONS (DOLAN M) To allow a corporation to become a benefit corporation.

Current Status: 2/27/2019 – REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation- summary?id=GA133-SB-21

SB30 WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION (KUNZE S, WILLIAMS S) To create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

Current Status: 2/26/2019 – PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 32-0
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-30

SB39 MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS-TAX CREDIT (SCHURING K) To authorize an insurance premiums tax credit for capital contributions to transformational mixed use development projects.

Current Status: 2/20/2019 – Referred to Committee Senate Finance

State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-39

SB70 PROHIBIT FELONY QUESTION-JOB APPLICATIONS (WILLIAMS S) To prohibit private employers from including on an employment application any question concerning whether an applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony.

Current Status: 2/26/2019 – Introduced
State Bill Page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB70

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