Bill Introductions From the Ohio House
HB 120 OPF COST OF LIVING To increase the cost of living allowance for certain Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund members to $600 per year.
HB 121 CALAMITY DAYS To permit school districts and nonpublic schools to count time that schools are in session beyond the required minimum number of hours in order to make up "calamity days" missed during the 2004-2005 school year in excess of the number of days permitted by law and the number of days specified in their contingency plans, and to declare an emergency.
HB 122 LOTTERY PRIZES To prohibit the claiming and payment of a lottery prize award with a value in excess of $599 until the beneficial owner's name, address, and Social Security number are disclosed to the State Lottery Commission.
HB 123 TAX LAWS To revise the corporation franchise tax law by lowering tax rates, adding alternative minimum tax bases, expanding add-backs for expenses paid to related companies, adding a sales factor "throwback," eliminating future net operating loss deductions, requiring "water's edge" combined tax reporting, eliminating the implied deduction for taxes paid to other jurisdictions, increasing the maximum tax computed on a net worth basis, expressly narrowing the net worth exclusion for financial institutions relative to appreciation, clarifying the pass-through entity withholding tax base, requiring corporate taxpayers to disclose certain tax-related information, and eliminating several credits and to eliminate corresponding personal income tax credits for business owners.
HB 124 TAX AVOIDANCE To require taxpayers using abusive tax avoidance transactions, and organizers of such transactions, to disclose such transactions; to create a permanent voluntary taxpayer disclosure program whereby certain classes of taxpayers disclose outstanding liabilities in exchange for waiver of some penalties; to require the Tax Commissioner to conduct a temporary voluntary disclosure initiative whereby taxpayers may disclose abusive tax avoidance transactions in exchange for waiver of penalties; and to repeal Section 3 of this act one year after the initiative it provides closes.
HB 125 ELECTION LAWS To require that the declaration of candidacy and petition or the nominating petition for a candidate for municipal court judge or clerk be signed by at least fifty electors of the territory of the court; that the declaration of candidacy and petition for a partisan candidate for municipal court judge or clerk be filed by the 75th day before the primary election or, in the year of a presidential primary election, the 60th day before the primary election; and that the nominating petition for a nonpartisan candidate for municipal court judge or clerk be filed by the day before the primary election.
HB 126 VEHICLE REGISTRATION To provide that the owner of a motor vehicle that is removed from a public road may be prevented from registering any vehicle or obtaining a driver's license until the towing and storage fees on the vehicle removed are paid.
HB 127 TAX CREDIT To create a refundable tax credit for nurses who teach nursing at post-secondary educational institutions and to declare an emergency.