OECA is actively tracking the following legislation for the current 134th General Assembly. The bills in red are OECA priority bills that we are working hard to enact. Please direct any questions or comments relating to government affairs to Alex Boehnke at AlexB@ohioretailmerchants.com.
HB46 LIQUOR PERMIT EXTENSION (MILLER A, CARRUTHERS S)
To exempt specified liquor permit holders from the requirement to renew their permits in calendar year 2021, to eliminate a prohibition against the use of gift cards to purchase beer or intoxicating liquor for on-premises consumption, and to declare an emergency.
3/10/2021 – House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)
2/10/2021 – House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)
2/4/2021 – Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor
HB46 Bill Page
HB74 ENACT FY22-23 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S)
To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.
3/31/2021 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately
3/25/2021 – Consideration of Senate Amendments; House Does Concur, Vote 86-9
3/24/2021 – PASSED BY SENATE; Amended on Floor, Bill Vote 32-0
HB74 Bill Page
HB96 PROVIDE PERMANENT REGISTRATION FOR TRAILERS (MERRIN D)
To provide for a permanent registration option for noncommercial trailers.
10/6/2021 – Senate Transportation, (First Hearing)
6/16/2021 – Referred to Committee Senate Transportation
6/10/2021 – PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 75-19
HB96 Bill Page
HB97 ALTER REGISTRATION TAX FOR COMMERCIAL TRAILERS (CROSS J, PLUMMER P)
To alter the annual registration tax for non-apportioned commercial trailers and semitrailers.
2/10/2021 – Referred to Committee House Transportation and Public Safety
2/9/2021 – Introduced
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HB110 OPERATING BUDGET (OELSLAGER S)
To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.
7/1/2021 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; effective 7/1/21
6/28/2021 – Consideration of Conference Committee Report; House Accepts Conference Committee Report, Vote 84-13
6/28/2021 – Consideration of Conference Committee Report; Vote 32-1
HB110 Bill Page
HB165 ALLOW TEMPORARY TAX CREDIT FOR SALE OF CERTAIN MOTOR FUEL (MCCLAIN R)
To temporarily authorize a nonrefundable tax credit for the retail sale of high-ethanol blend motor fuel.
2/15/2022 – Senate Ways and Means, (First Hearing)
11/30/2021 – Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means
11/17/2021 – PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 89-0
HB165 Bill Page
HB235 HIGH HAZARD TRAINING CERTIFICATION ACT (SWEARINGEN D, BALDRIDGE B)
To enact the High Hazard Training Certification (HHTC) Act regarding construction services performed under a contract at a stationary source.
3/8/2022 – House Commerce and Labor, (Fourth Hearing)
1/26/2022 – BILL AMENDED, House Commerce and Labor, (Third Hearing)
10/26/2021 – BILL AMENDED, House Commerce and Labor, (Second Hearing)
HB235 Bill Page
SB40 CIGARETTE – MINIMUM PRICING (SCHAFFER T)
Regarding cigarette minimum pricing.
7/1/2021 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/30/21
6/24/2021 – PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 95-0
6/24/2021 – Bills for Third Consideration
SB40 Bill Page
SB269 INTERNET LOTTERY GAME OPERATION (MANNING N)
To clarify that the State Lottery Commission has the authority to operate certain internet lottery games and to prohibit the Commission from conducting internet lottery game versions of certain number match lottery games.
3/2/2022 – Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (Second Hearing)
2/16/2022 – Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (First Hearing)
11/30/2021 – Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform
SB269 Bill Page
SB307 ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES, UTILITIES (RULLI M)
To authorize incentives for the manufacture and usage of electric vehicles, to permit electric distribution utilities to create, and recover costs of, transportation electrification programs, and to make an appropriation.
4/5/2022 – Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (Second Hearing)
3/29/2022 – Senate Energy and Public Utilities, (First Hearing)
3/16/2022 – Referred to Committee Senate Energy and Public Utilities
SB307 Bill Page