Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.
This resolution would modify the requirements for the referendum and initiative processes by increasing the number of signatures needed for both initiated statute and constitutional amendments, increasing the vote total needed for passage to 60 percent, and banning the paying of petition gatherers.
Senate bill 227 would require health insurers to release information to group policyholders including the net claims paid by month, a listing of all potential catastrophic diagnoses and prognoses involving persons covered under the policy, and more.
House bill 399 would require health insurers to establish shared savings incentive programs for enrollees.
This bill would create the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program. The program would provide funds to extend broadband service to unserved areas of the state.
Senate bill 226 would make the three-day sales tax "holiday" each August (during which sales of clothing and school supplies are exempt from sales and use tax) permanent.