MRR Ohio Legislation Updates: January 1 – February 9, 2017

Notes from the House of Representatives

  • HB No. 2 was introduced to modify Ohio civil rights laws related to employment.
  • HB No. 3 was introduced to create the DataOhio Board, to specify requirements for posting public records online, to require the Auditor of State to adopt rules regarding a uniform accounting system for public offices, to establish an online catalog of public data at, to establish the Local Government Information Exchange Grant Program, and to make appropriations.
  • HB No. 8 was introduced to exempt from the Public Records Law certain information concerning a minor that is included in a record related to a traffic accident involving a vehicle in which the minor was an occupant at the time of the accident.
  • HB No. 10 was introduced to permit intrastate equity crowdfunding under certain circumstances.
  • HB No. 39 was introduced to authorize certain townships to require the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks abutting property.
  • HB No. 46 was introduced to modify the qualifications regarding notes eligible for investment of county inactive moneys and money in the public library fund.

Notes from the Senate

  • SB No. 13 was introduced to grant a person the right to lawfully record any incident involving a law enforcement officer and to impose civil liability upon the state or a local law enforcement agency if a law enforcement officer employed by the state or local law enforcement agency interferes with the recording of the incident, destroys the recording, seizes the recording without a warrant or subpoena or the person’s consent, or retaliates against the person who recorded the incident.
  • SB No. 14 was introduced to require that domestic workers be paid the higher of the minimum wage provided in Section 34a of Article II, Ohio Constitution, or the minimum wage provided in the Fair Labor Standards Act, to require that domestic workers be paid overtime wages, to make certain conduct directed toward a domestic worker an unlawful discriminatory practice, and to require a weekly day of rest for domestic workers.
  • SB No. 24 was introduced to create the Ohio Consumer Installment Loan Act.
  • SB No. 30 was introduced to authorize counties to adopt resolutions regulating motor vehicle traffic on county and township roads.
  • SB No. 33 was introduced to allow disclosure of information from the law enforcement automated data system (LEADS) to a defendant in a traffic or criminal case.
  • SB No. 37 was introduced to require the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission to develop and conduct a chief of police training course for newly appointed village, city, and township chiefs of police.
  • SB No. 38 was introduced to raise the minimum wage to $10.15/hour generally; to eliminate the prohibition against political subdivisions establishing a different minimum wage; to raise the salary threshold above which certain employees are exempt from the overtime law; and to create a uniform standard to determine whether an individual performing services for an employer is an employee of that employer.
  • SB No. 39 was introduced regarding community school operator contracts, the operation of Internet- and computer-based community schools, and performance metrics for blended learning schools.

For questions or more information on MRR’s Ohio Legislation Updates, contact:

Stacy V. Pollock  – MRR Columbus
Phone: 614.324.0163