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Kasich Signs Three Bills

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed the following bills into law:

  • H.B. 28 (Brinkman) makes appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019, and provides authorization and conditions for the operation of Commission programs.
  • Sub. H.B. 124 (Brenner, Carfagna) allows a county to propose as a single ballot question property taxes and a bond issue for the acquisition of, or permanent improvements to, criminal justice-related facilities and the operating expenses associated with such facilities and other criminal justice services, authorizes a joint vocational school district to submit the question of a renewal tax levy to voters who did not have an opportunity to vote on the levy at an election held in November of 2015 because the levy was only placed on the ballot in one of several counties in which the district has territory, and declares an emergency.
  • Sub. S.B. 7 (Bacon, Manning) provides the circumstances when service of a protection order or consent agreement upon a person is not necessary for the person to be convicted of the offense of violating a protection order.