The Latest Legislative Information
September 20, 2021
On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Resolution 176 which urges Congress to protect the natural gas and oil industry from disproportionate tax increases and other punitive measures.

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The first day of committee hearings since the General Assembly returned from the summer recess saw an Ohio Chamber priority advance through the legislative process. The bill – Senate Bill 47 – received the unanimous support of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and is now awaiting a vote on the floor of the Ohio Senate.

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Ohio Redistricting Commission approves new maps for Ohio General Assembly
Last week, just minutes after the constitutional deadline, the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted 5-2 to approve maps for new Ohio General Assembly Districts along party lines. Since the final vote did not have bipartisan support, under the ballot initiatives of 2015, the final approved district maps will be valid for 4 years, instead of the traditional 10 years. Many expect to see lawsuits filed over the coming weeks as interested parties continue to argue the constitutionality of these approved maps. Copies of the approved maps can be found here (House) and here (Senate), click on the maps submitted by Senate President Matt Huffman for Ohio.
While General Assembly maps have been approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, work is just beginning on the state’s Congressional redistricting map. The General Assembly has until September 30 to create a new Congressional map, which to pass must receive three-fifths of both chambers, and at least half of each caucus in each of those chambers. If the General Assembly misses the September 30 deadline, it will once again be up to the Redistricting Commission, who will have until October 31 to create a map that receives bipartisan support. If the Redistricting Commission cannot come to a bipartisan agreement on a map by the deadline, the process goes back to the General Assembly, where the legislature has until November 30 to approve a map. If the map does not reach the threshold of three-fifth and at least half of each caucus, the Congressional map will also only be approved for 4 years.
Contact Ohio Chamber Lobbyists

Keith Lake, Vice President, Government Affairs
Kevin Boehner, Director, Small Business & Workforce Policy
Kevin Shimp, Director, Labor & Legal Affairs
Tony Long, Director, Tax & Economic Policy
Stephanie Kromer, Director, Energy & Environmental Policy