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OTAA is actively tracking the following legislation for the current 133rd General Assembly. The bills in red are OTAA priority bills that we are working hard to enact. Please direct any questions or comments relating to government affairs to Alex Boehnke at AlexB@ohioretailmerchants.com.

HB2

CREDENTIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Cross J, Lepore-Hagan M) To create the TechCred Program and the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program, to develop a grant to support industry partnerships and to make an appropriation.


Recent Status:

5/22/2019 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (Second Hearing)

5/15/2019 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (First Hearing)

5/14/2019 - Referred to Committee House Economic and Workforce Development


HB2 Bill Page: 

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-2 

HB4

WORKFORCE CREDENTIALS  (Richardson T, Robinson P) To permit the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation to develop industry-recognized credentials and certificate programs.


Recent Status:

5/22/2019 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (First Hearing)

5/21/2019 - Referred to Committee House Economic and Workforce Development

5/16/2019 - Introduced


HB4 Bill Page: 

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-4 


HB62

TRANSPORTATION BUDGET(Oelslager S) To increase the rate of and modify the distribution of revenue from motor fuel excise taxes, 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.


Recent Status:

4/3/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days, Taxes eff. 7/1/19

4/3/2019 - Sent to Governor for Signature

4/2/2019 - Consideration of Conference Committee Report; Senate Accepts Conference Committee Report, Vote 22-10


HB62 Bill Page: 

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-62 

HB166

OPERATING BUDGET(Oelslager S) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.


Recent Status:

5/29/2019 - Senate Finance, (Seventh Hearing)

5/28/2019 - Senate Finance, (Sixth Hearing))

5/23/2019 - Senate Finance, (Fifth Hearing)


HB166 Bill Page: 

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-166 

SB50

INCREASE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FEE;(Eklund J) To increase state solid waste disposal fee that is deposited into the Soil and Water Conservation District Assistance Fund, and to make an appropriation.


Recent Status:

4/2/2019 - Senate Finance, (Second Hearing)

3/12/2019 - Senate Finance, (First Hearing)

2/20/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Finance


SB50 Bill Page;

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-50