NFIB's Ohio Legislative Update Page

Date: September 05, 2019

Keep Current On Your Elected Officials & Legislation

If you have any questions on the information contained on this page, please contact NFIB’s Legislative Director for Ohio, Chris Ferruso. He can be reached at [email protected] or 614-221-4107.

Follow NFIB’s Legislative efforts on behalf of our 22,000 members in the state on social media on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nfib_oh and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NFIB.OH/ it is the best way to stay current with the most up-to-date news on the goings on at the capitol.

Meet NFIB’s Lobbying team for Ohio:

                  Roger Geiger                             Chris Ferruso                         Jared Weiser 

The 132nd Ohio General Assembly – Review 

NFIB tracked over 100 pieces of legislation in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. Victories from the 132nd Ohio GA

All pieces of legislation introduced and tracked by NFIB can be found here:132nd Ohio General Assembly Legislative Update FINAL 

Key pieces of business legislation that were enacted can be found here: Business Legislation from 132nd GA

As always we like to report back to our members on how their elected officials voted the 132nd Ohio General Assembly Voting Record for NFIB Key Votes can be found here: Voting Record 

The 133rd Ohio General Assembly – Current Issues

NFIB is proud to have 26 members of the organization serving in the Ohio Hosue of Representatives and the Ohio Senate this session. The list of members can be found here: NFIB Members in Legislature

Adam Holmes was appointed to fill the vacancy in Ohio House District 97. He is with Frueh Enterprises in Zanesville, a member of NFIB for 40 years. Making him the 25th NFIB member serving in the Ohio Legislature. New Ohio Rep. for 97th House District & Jessica Miranda, UNO Tax LLC, joined NFIB in June 2019 to become the 26th.

NFIB educated members on complying with Ohio’s Data Protection Act (SB 220 from the 132nd Ohio General Assembly), check out the presentation and additional information on cybersecurity here: Ohio’s Data Protection Act

NFIB was a leader in the fight to maintain the Business Investor Deduction in the state budget debate. Read about how the membership rallied to work with the Ohio Senate leaders and Governor DeWine to preserve this important tax reform for Ohio entrepreneurs here: Final Ohio Operating Budget Maintains Business Investor Deduction

One-pager on the Six Key Issues for the 133rd Ohio General Assembly: PRIORITIES 

The NFIB Small Business Agenda for Ohio’s 133rd General Assembly: Ohio Small Business Agenda

NFIB Legislative Directory for the 133rd General Assembly: Legislative Directory

Important Small Business Issues in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly (Click on each for detail):

Workers’ Comp                                             

Civil Justice                                                     

Employment Law                                    

Taxes & Fees                                                   

Unemployment Comp                                

Government Reorganization 

Healthcare 

Workforce Development 

State Government 

For the up-to-date 133rd Ohio General Assembly Legislative Update of all the bills NFIB is tracking in the Ohio Legislature, please click here: 133rd General Assembly – August

To read the detail of any piece of legislation introduced in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly, click here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/search-legislation?0

 
Ohio’s Minimum Wage is indexed to the Consumer Price Index, you can get the poster to display in your business here: 
 

Testimony offered / Statements by NFIB on legislation introduced in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly:

 
Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on Senate Bill 1 (Regulatory Reform before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight & Reform on February 26, 2019.)
 
Written Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on Senate Bill 57 (To decriminalize hemp and hemp products before the Ohio Senate Agriculture & Natual Resources Committee on March 13, 2019.) 
 
Testimony offered by Jared Weiser on Senate Bill 9 (Group plan claim information before the Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee on March 13, 2019.) 
 
Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on a provision in House Bill 166 (Which adds the requirement that “a health benefit plan shall provide coverage for telemedicine services on the same basis and to the same extent that the plan provides coverage for the provision of in-person health care services,” before the House Finance Subcommittee on Health & Human Services on April 10, 2019.)
 
Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on House Bill 115 (Which aims to streamline Ohio’s regulatory scheme before the House State & Local Government Committee on April 10, 2019.)
 
Written Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on Senate Bill 57 (To decriminalize hemp and hemp products before the Ohio House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee on April 30, 2019.) 
 
Testimony offered by Chris Ferruso on House Bill 166 (State Operating Budget on the provision to lower the Business Investor Deduction from $250,000 to $100,000, an annual tax hike of $193 million on Ohio small business owners on May 6, 2019.) 
 
Testimony offered by Charlie Smith, Special Counsel for NFIB in Ohio, on House Bill 80 (In opposition to public policy included in the Ohio BWC Operating Budget before the Ohio House Insurance Committee on ) 
 
Written Testimony by Chris Ferruso on House Bill 2 (Reimbursement of training for employees before the Ohio House Economic & Workforce Development Committee on June 5, 2019.) 
 
Written Testimony by Chris Ferruso on House Bill 4 (Credentialing for employees before the Ohio House Economic & Workforce Development Committee on June 5, 2019.) 
 

NFIB Key Votes in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly:

VOTE YES – Ohio Senate Bill 1 (Regulatory Reform) 
 
VOTE YES – Ohio Senate Bill 9 (Group Plan Claim Information) 
 
VOTE NO – Ohio House Bill 80 (Ohio BWC Budget) 
 

 

 

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