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    Ohio Public Sector Legislation 2019-2020

    Pending and Enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly
    Current as of February 13, 2019

    Listed below are the bills affecting local governments that are pending or were enacted in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly which opened in January 2019 and will conclude in December 2020.

    We include links to the full text of the legislation which include the most recently available analysis from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. The bills are listed by number from the most recently introduced to the earliest with House bills listed first, followed by Senate bills.

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    H.B. 54 - Local Government Fund
    Sponsored by Representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire)

    Increases the proportion of state tax revenue allocated to the Local Government Fund from 1.66% to 3.53% beginning July 1, 2019.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 34 - Minimum Wage
    Sponsored by Representative Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati)

    Increases the state minimum wage and allows municipalities, townships and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House


    H.B. 27 - Subdivision Liability
    Sponsored by Representative Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati)

    Modifies political subdivision liability for an employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the House


    S.B. 38 - Water Sewer Funds
    Sponsored by Senator Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Revises the law governing municipal corporation use of water and sewer funds.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 13, 2019 Referred to Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee


    S.B. 12 - Photo Monitoring
    Sponsored by Senator Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus)

    Makes changes to the laws governing traffic law photo-monitoring devices, other civil traffic violations, and related fines and fees.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate
    February 13, 2019 Referred to Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee


    S.B. 8 - Opportunity Zones
    Sponsored by Senator Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

    Authorizes tax credits for investments in an Ohio Opportunity Zone.
    Chronology
    February 12, 2019 Introduced in the Senate