Ohio Law

News and Announcements from the Supreme Court of Ohio and Other Governmental Entities Within the Buckeye State.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

New Bill Introductions

SB 76 SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ASSAULT To make assault on any school employee a felony of the fifth degree.

SB 77 ELECTRONIC VOTING DEVICES To permit direct recording electronic voting machines certified for use in Ohio on January 1, 2005, to continue to be used in this state if they are modified to meet the requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and, when technologically and economically feasible, modified to include a voter verified paper audit trail.

SB 78 GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION To reorganize the executive branch of state government.

HB 78 CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING COVERAGE To require health care policies, plans, and agreements to extend coverage to newer forms of screening for cervical cancer detection.

HB 79 TEACHER MISCONDUCT To require that information about professional misconduct or child abuse or neglect committed by a person licensed by the State Board of Education be submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and to require the State Board to request a criminal records check prior to renewing an educator license.

HB 80 PUBLIC CONTRACT AWARD CONDITIONS To prohibit a state agency from awarding a public improvement contract unless its terms require the contractor to participate in a specified drug-free workplace program.

HB 81 CREDIT UNION LAW To make changes in the Credit Union Law relating to fields of membership, expansion of authorities, meetings of directors, compensation of officers, fees and interest chargeable on loans, record keeping, eligible investments, liquidity fund requirements, public records, amendments to articles, and use of name; to authorize accounts to be held by credit unions under laws relating to probate and intestate succession; to authorize a credit union insured by a credit union guaranty corporation to maintain interest-bearing trust accounts on behalf of attorneys; and to authorize credit union designees acting for or on the premises of a credit union to be appointed as police officers.

HB 82 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY TITLES To make changes related to the prohibition against using certain titles in the practice of occupational safety or industrial hygiene.

HB 83 INHERITANCE DISTRIBUTIONS To require the probate court, upon application by a fiduciary or interested party, to determine the fairness of an agreement requiring a fiduciary to pay a percentage of an inheritance or a dollar amount to any person other than the beneficiary and to allow the probate court to approve, modify, or invalidate the agreement.

HB 84 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT To prohibit political subdivisions from imposing residency requirements on certain employees.

HB 85 ELECTRIC UTILITY AGGREGATION To limit retail electric service automatic governmental aggregation and to create a "Do Not Aggregate" list.

HB 86 MEDICAID INSURANCE OPTION To establish a medical assistance program that offers access to sickness and accident insurance as an alternative to standard Medicaid pay-per-service coverage.

HB 87 PHYSICIAN LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM To require the Director of Health to designate state correctional institutions as health resource shortage areas for the purposes of the Physician Loan Repayment Program.

HB 88 RETIREMENT INCOME EXEMPTION To exempt from the personal income tax up to $10,000 in state and federal government and military retirement benefits.

Later


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