OHIO CHAMBER SIGNS ON AS "FRIEND OF THE COURT" TO BLOCK COLLECTION OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES FOR BALLOT MEASURES
On Friday, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce joined with five other statewide business groups in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the State of Ohio's appeal of a federal court ruling that would relax Ohio's requirements for putting proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot in 2020.
COMMERCE UNIFORMITY BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE WITH A TRANSFORMATIVE AMENDMENT
HB 242 would preempt local government attempts to impose a ban or assessment of a tax, fee or other charges on auxiliary containers.
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OHIO CHAMBER PRIORITY LEGISLATION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY OUT OF OHIO SENATE
On Wednesday, May 20, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed House Bill 81 (HB 81) by a vote of 32-0.
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FEDERAL JUDGE OFFERS ELECTRONIC BALLOT ISSUE SIGNATURES NOW ELIGIBLE
U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus from Cincinnati has handed down a controversial order allowing several ballot issue campaigns to gain signatures digitally, while also expanding the signature-gathering window until July 31.
As the more than 200,000 outstanding absentee and provisional ballots cast for the Ohio 2020 primary election were tallied and certified (or disqualified), no outcomes from the April 28 unofficial results were changed in state office races.
To continuing reading about the election results, click here.
SURPRISE BILLING COMPROMISE EARNS OHIO CHAMBER SUPPORT
Last week, Ohio took a big step toward solving the issue of surprise medical billing, which went on to unanimously pass in the House.
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