Ohio House of Representatives

State of Ohio

The Ohio House has approved its version of the state budget that overhauls the governor's tax plans, steers more money to schools and revises certain health care policies. 

The state budget bill went through one last major overhaul before passing out of an Ohio House committee. 

131st General Assembly Begins

Jan 5, 2015

99 members of the Ohio House and 33 Senators start their jobs in the 131st General Assembly today. 

State lawmakers ended their two-year session this month with a flurry of action, though many measures faltered or were pushed into the new year.

Ohio House Democrats Choose New Leadership Team

Nov 20, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio House have elected as minority leader Fred Strahorn, a veteran lawmaker with experience in both the House and Senate.

odmp.org

The Ohio House has approved a measure renaming a portion of Interstate 70 in Clark County in honor of a fallen state highway patrol trooper. 

Deal Reached In House Speaker Contest

Jul 3, 2014

The two frontrunners to become the next Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives have reached an agreement, putting one a step closer to the seat.

State Lawmaker Passes Away

Jun 27, 2014
Ohio House of Representatives

Funeral services are pending for a Republican State Representative who passed away yesterday.

Bill Protecting Pets Passes with Bipartisan Support

Dec 12, 2013

The Ohio House has passed a bill that would increase the penalties for animal abuse.

The Ohio House will soon open debate on a bill that would restrict the sale of e-cigarettes.

House Approves Human Trafficking Measure

Jun 28, 2013

The Ohio House has approved a measure increasing penalties for human trafficking offenders and adding protections for victims.

Judge Orders Seizure Of Village's Traffic Cameras

Jun 27, 2013

A Hamilton County judge has found the village of Elmwood Place in contempt of court, saying it violated his order against using traffic cameras to catch speeders.

House Rejects Senate's Budget Bill Changes

Jun 13, 2013

An Ohio House and Senate Conference Committee meets today to begin sorting out differences between the two chambers' versions of the state budget bill.

No Extra Foodbank Money In Senate Budget Bill

Jun 6, 2013

Foodbanks might lose the money Ohio House lawmakers put in their version of the state budget bill.

Budget Bill Bans Lottery Ticket E-Sales

May 24, 2013

A provision in the Ohio House version of the state budget bill prohibits the Ohio Lottery from following the lead of other states and selling tickets directly to players via computers and hand-held devices.

Debate began Thursday in the Ohio House about a measure making changes to the Columbus City Schools.

The Ohio House has agreed to the governor's plans to move the State of the State speech out of the capital for the second year in a row.

New Ohio House Supermajority

Dec 28, 2012

Ohioans in November elected Democrats for President and U.S. Senate. But they elected more Republicans to the Ohio house and senate than in years past.

The Ohio House has approved an education plan for the City of Cleveland giving Mayor Frank Jackson more power over the school district. It also makes major changes for teacher layoffs and recalls by using an evaluation process instead of strict seniority. State representatives are weighing in.