September 13, 2019 

OML UPDATE AT-A-GLANCE
 
Here are the top three things you need to know from this past week:
 
  • This week, President Trump awarded the Medal of Valor to the six Dayton police officers who shot and killed the gunman that perpetrated the mass shooting in the Oregon District in downtown Dayton that left nine people dead and 27 injured. The Medal of Valor is the nation's highest award for public safety officers. 
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it has awarded the $7.5 million Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grant to DriveOhio. The money is intended to assist in developing and launching automated transportation solutions to the mobility issues faced by the population in Ohio's rural areas.
  • Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the distribution of $1.8 billion in grants across the country to state and local agencies that address both addiction treatment and data collection regarding the opioid cris
 
 
 
BILL PREEMPTING EMINENT DOMAIN UP FOR OPPONENT TESITMONY


A bill preempting municipal eminent domain is up for a third hearing in the House Civil Justice Committee for opponent testimony this week.

HB 288, sponsored by Rep. Manning (R - New Middletown), would amend the law regarding eminent domain and would declare an emergency, meaning the bill would take immediate effect once signed by the Governor.

Please read our Call-to-Action HERE to learn more about the bill and to find out when you can testify against this preemption of municipal Home Rule authority.

The bill limits the public uses to which property taken pursuant to the Eminent Domain Law may be applied. Specifically, it prohibits property from being taken for the purpose of providing a recreational trail. The bill defines "recreational trail" as a public trail that is used for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, ski touring, canoeing, or other nonmotorized forms of recreational travel.
 

SENATE RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
 

Last week, Sen. Lou Terhar (R - Cincinnati) announced he is resigning from his 8th District Senate seat, which encompasses part of Hamilton County, effective at the end of September. The Senate Republican caucus has begun the process of searching for a replacement.
 
Additionally, the Senate Republican caucus announced former state Rep. Terry Johnson will replace Sen. Joe Uecker (R - Loveland). Sen. Uecker resigned from his 14th Senate District seat, which covers Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and parts of Lawrence County, to accept a position at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
 
The League congratulates Rep. Johnson on his appointment to the Senate, and we will keep our members up-to-date on the appointment to fill Sen. Terhar's seat.
 
 
 
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN CINCINNATI WITH DISCOUNT FOR LEAGUE MEMBERS
 
 
The Cincinnati Police Academy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Cincinnati, October 15-16, 2019. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. By attending this class, you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.
 
Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.
 
We are excited to offer Ohio Municipal League members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "OHASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.
 
Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
 
Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available HERE.
 
If you have any questions you can contact Janet Darling from Grant Writing USA at either (888) 290-6237 or janet@grantwritingusa.com. You can also contact Carrie Howell from the Cincinnati Police Academy at either (513) 357-7552 or at carrie.howell@cincinnati-oh.gov.
 
 

COMMITTEE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SENATE EDUCATION
Tue., Sep. 17, 2019, 10:15 AM, South Hearing Room
Sen. Lehner: 614-466-4538
 
DISSOLVE DISTRESS COMMISSIONS (MILLER J, JONES D) To dissolve academic distress commissions and to instead require the creation of community learning centers for buildings in low-performing school districts. 
 
Third Hearing, All Testimony, AMENDMENTS/POSSIBLE VOTE
 
HOUSE CIVIL JUSTICE
Tue., Sep. 17, 2019, Room 018, 3:00 PM or after session,
Chair Hamble, S. : 614-466-8140
 
EMINENT DOMAIN (Manning, D.) To amend the law regarding eminent domain and to declare and emergency. 
 
3rd Hearing, Opponent & Interested Party
 
 
SENATE GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT AND REFORM
Tue., Sep. 17, 2019, 3:15 PM, South Hearing Room
Sen. Coley: 614-466-8072
 
PROHIBIT TRIGGER CRANKS, BUMP STOCKS (THOMAS C) To prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS C) To require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
RAISE MINIMUM AGE-FIREARM PURCHASES (THOMAS C) To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
FIREARM TRANSFERS-GUN SHOWS (THOMAS C) To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
RAISE MINIMUM AGE-FIREARM PURCHASES (THOMAS C, LEHNER P) To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS C, LEHNER P) To require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
 
EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER (WILLIAMS S, LEHNER P) To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others. 
 
First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
SENATE EDUCATION
Wed., Sep. 18, 2019, 11:30 AM, South Hearing Room
Sen. Lehner: 614-466-4538
 
DISSOLVE DISTRESS COMMISSIONS (MILLER J, JONES D) To dissolve academic distress commissions and to instead require the creation of community learning centers for buildings in low-performing school districts. 
 
Fourth Hearing, No Testimony, AMENDMENTS/POSSIBLE VOTE
 
SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND MEDICAID
Wed., Sep. 18, 2019, 2:30 PM, South Hearing Room
Sen. Burke: 614-466-8049
 
MASSAGE THERAPY LICENSING (BRENNER A) To make changes to the massage therapy licensing law. 
 
Second Hearing, All Testimony

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Ohio Municipal League Meetings & Trainings

OML Annual Conference
October 23 ~ 25, 2019
Renissance Hotel, Downtown Columbus

MFOAO Annual Fall Conference
October 23 & 24, 2019
Renissance Hotel, Downtown Columbus

Mayors Court Refresher Trainings
August 16 ~ Attorneys & Magistrates Only
October 25 & November 15


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