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.
House bill 433 would allow a licensed veterinarian to receive up to two continuing education credits per biennium for performing free spaying and neutering services.
This bill would require courts to use the results of a validated risk assessment tool in bail determinations; allow nonmonetary bail to be set; require courts to collect certain data on bail, pretrial release, and sentencing; require the state Criminal Sentencing Commission to create a list of validated risk assessment tools and monitor the policies and procedures of courts in setting bail and utilizing pretrial supervision services.
House bill 442 allow authorize any student from a country or province outside the United States who attends an elementary or secondary school in Ohio and holds an F-1 visa to participate in interscholastic athletics at that school on the same basis as Ohio residents.
This resolution urges the investor-operator and chairperson of Columbus Crew Soccer Club to keep the franchise in Columbus.
This bill would allow the Department of Taxation to provide taxpayers who file electronic returns the option of receiving their income tax refund in the form of a prepaid card.
House bill 346 would permit a local resident, neighborhood association, or neighborhood organization to request the erection of a stop sign at an intersection and to support a request for a lower prima facie speed limit on certain streets and highways.