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Current Session

The table below contains links to acts signed into law by the governor and filed with the Ohio Secretary of State's office. The acts below were signed during the 130th General Assembly, which runs from 2013-2014. All links to acts are PDF documents which will open in a new window. Some of the PDFs may be large, so please allow for time to download.

For previous General Assembly sessions, use the links under Laws of Ohio to the left.

Other information, such as a topic index and lists of laws affected will be added near the end of the legislative session.

 

 

House Bills

Bill No. Description Effective Date
Sub HB 1 To require a local workforce investment area to use Ohiomeansjobs as the local workforce investment area's job placement systems, and to make other changes to Ohio's workforce development law Effective 9/27/2013
Sub HB 2 To Require Registration with OhioMeansJobs for Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation Effective 10/11/2013
Sub HB 3 To Make Changes to the Law Related to Continuing Education Requirements for Cosmetologists Effective 7/30/2013
Sub HB 7 To Permit the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation to Investigate Criminal Activity Related to the Gambling Law Effective 9/4/2013
Am HB 12 To Eliminate the licensed operator requirement for boilers fired with gas, oil, gas-oil, or electricity… Effective 1/30/2014
HB 14 To Amend and Enact sections Regarding Transfer or Withholding of School District Records of a Child Alleged or Adjudicated as Abused or Neglected, or Dependent Effective 10/11/2013
Am Sub HB 19 To Rename part of Interstate 77 in Tuscarawas County as the "Army Corporal Keith Nepsa Memorial Highway" and to designate several Memorial Highways. To Be Announced
Am Sub HB 23 To create the "Ovarian Cancer Awareness" license plate….. To Be Announced
AM Sub HB 29 Exempt Certain Persons from Requirement to Complete Safe Boater Course, Establish Conditions for Watercraft Safety Inspections, and to Declare an Emergency Effective 7/10/2013
HB 33 To Make Appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the Biennium Beginning July 1, 2013, and Ending June 30, 2015, and to Provide Authorization and Conditions for the Operation of Commission Programs. Effective 3/26/2013
Sub HB 34 To Make Appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the Biennium Beginning July 1, 2013, and Ending June 30, 2015, and to Provide Authorization and Conditions for the Operation of the Bureau's Programs. Effective 3/26/2013
Sub HB 37 To Create the SharedWork Ohio Program and to Declare an Emergency Effective 7/11/2013
Am Sub HB 44 To Require the Director of Health to Develop Protocols… To Be Announced
Am Sub HB 51

To Make Appropriations for Programs Related to Transportation and Public Safety…

Effective 4/1/2013 for Sections that are Exempt from Referendum under Ohio Constitution Article II, Section 1d. Other Sections Subject to Referendum are Effective July 1, 2013, or at a Later Date if Specified in the Bill.
Am Sub HB 59 Budget Bill Some sections take immediate effect on June 30, 2013; some provisions take effect on September 29, 2013 and some provisions take effect on specific dates provided in the bill
HB 67 To Delay Determinations by the Public Employees Retirement System of Eligibility for Retirement System Membership and to Declare an Emergency. Effective 9/4/2013
Sub HB 72 To Modernize and make other changes regarding how the county recorder's office maintains records… October 31, 2013, For Sections that are exempt from referendum under Constitution Article II, Section 1d. Other sections subject to referendum are effective January 30, 2014.
HB 77 To designate October as "Manufacturing Month" Effective 9/27/2013
Sub HB 83 To Revise the laws governing the practice of psychology. To Be Announced
Sub HB 95 The issurance of Certificates recognizing Stillborn Infants and the Provision by Certified Nurse-Midwives of information for Birth Certificates. To Be Announced
HB 97 To Designate October as "Dyslexia Awareness Month." Effective 1/30/2014
Am Sub HB 98 To Revise the Occupational Licensing Law regarding military service members and veterans and to declare an emergency. Effective 11/15/2013
Sub HB 107 To Authorize the Development Services Agency to award Grants to Businesses that employ high school students in Career Exploration Internships and to Make an Appropriation. To Be Announced
Sub HB 110 To Create the "Power Squadron," Combat Action Ribbon or Badge," and " Nationwide Children's Hospital" license plates. Effective 2/5/2014
Am HB 112 To Allow  Taxpayers to Contriubte A Portion of their Tax Refunds to Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Effective 10/11/2013; except for various provisions specified within
Am Sub HB 123 Health Care Peer Review Committee proceedings… To Be Announced
Sub HB 126 To allow a person who creates a durable power of attorney for health care to authorize the attorney in fact to obtain health information about the person… To Be Announced
HB 127 To Designate the month of March as "Career-Technical Education and Skilled Workforce Development Month." Effective 2/14/2014
Sub HB 138 Make Changes to the Low Governing the Board of Tax Appeals Effective 10/11/2013; except for various provisions specified within
AM HB 139 To Permit Certain Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants to admit patients to hospitals. To Be Announced
HB 141 To abolish the Fostoria Municipal Court and the Tiffin Municipal Court and to create the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, and to declare an emergency Effective 6/27/2013
HB 142 To permit a Child Abuse and Child Neglect prevention Advisory Board…. Effective 2/14/2014
Sub HB 144 To Inculde Alternative Nicotine Products within the Restrictions that apply to the Sale or Distribution…. To Be Announced
Sub HB 147 To require a Surgeon performing a Mastectomy in a hospital to guide the patient…. To Be Announced
HB 149 To designate September 10 as "Ohio Suicide Prevention Day" Effective 9/27/2013
Sub HB 167 To Authorize School Districts with an average daily membership greater than 60,000, and located in a City with a Population greater than 700,000 to Levy Property Taxes, the Revenue from which may be Shared with Partnering Community Schools; to Require such Districts to place a Levy on the Ballot at the Next General or Special Election; and to Declare an Emergency. Effective 7/15/2013
Sub HB 170 To Increase Access to Naloxone, to Ensure English Proficiency in Licensed Practitioners of Oriental Medicine… To Be Announced
Am HB 177 To Prohibit the manufacture, import, or sale of a counterfeit or nonfunctional Motor Vehicle air bag… To Be Announced
Sub HB 202 To Make Changes to the Examination, Reporting, and Educational Requirements of Professional Engineers and Surveyors. To Be Announced
Sub HB 206 To Create the "Ohio Statehouse" license plate…… To Be Announced
Sub HB 232 To Modify the Laws governing professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. To Be Announced
Am Sub HB 261 To Abolish the office of the Court of Claims Commissioner…. To Be Announced
Am Sub HB 311 To clarify the effective date of an income tax deduction…..and to declare an emergency. To Be Announced
Sub HB 315 To Require reports to the Department of Health regarding Newborns diagnosed as Opioid dependent….. To Be Announced
Sub HB 342 To Permit an Educational Service Center to be a Partner…Seeking a Grant under the Straight A Program… To Be Announced
Am Sub HB 416 To Provide Additional Calamity day relief for schools and to Declare an Emergency. To Be Announced
Am HB 497 To Make Capital Appropriations and changes to the Law Governing Capital Projects and to make Reappropriations for the Biennium ending June 30, 2016. To Be Announced

Senate Bills

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Bill No. Description Effective Date
Am Sub SB 1 Create OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Fund, create Revolving Loan Program, Allocate a Portion of Casino License Fees to Finance Loans, and Make an Appropriation Effective 10/11/2013; Except as Otherwise Provided By Law
Sub SB 4 To Require a Critical Congenital Heart Defects Screening For Each Newborn Born in a Hospital or Freestanding Effective 9/27/2013
Sub SB 7 To Require that a Court Report Certain Information to a Specified Local Law Enforcement Agency for Entry into the Appropriate National Crime Information Center File if the Court Approves the Conditional Release of a Person Found Incompetent to Stand Trial Effective 9/4/2013
Sub SB 9 To Make Changes to the Procedure for Submission and Review of a Health Insuring Corporation's Solicitation Document Effective 9/4/2013
Am SB 10 To Revise the Law Regarding Polling Places and Voting Machines Effective 6/26/2013
Sub SB 21 To Revise the Requirements of the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee, to Revise the Laws Regarding Facilities of a College-Preparatory Boarding School, and to Declare an Emergency. Effective 6/4/2013
Sub SB 23 Revised Code regarding access to adoption records. To Be Announced
SB 24 To Designate October 15 as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day" Effective 8/15/2013
Am SB 26 With Regard to Consussions and Head Injuries in Athletic Activities Organized by Youth Sports Organizations, to Clarify Certain References to Organizations that Regulate Interscholastic Athletics, and to Declare an Emergency Effective 5/28/13
Am SB 28 To Allow a Distribution Center to Qualify for the Commercial Activity Tax Exclusion… and to Declare an Emergency. Effective 3/22/2013
SB 33 To Adopt the Adena Pipe as the Official Artifact of the State Effective 8/15/2013
SB 38 To Designate the First Week in October as "Nonviolence Week" Effective 10/11/2013
Sub SB 47 Revise the Election Law Effective 6/21/2013
Sub SB 48 To Make Certain Changes Regarding Liquor Permit Quotas. Effective 7/30/2013
Am SB 57 Establish a Pilot Project in Lorain County Pursuant to Emergency Repsonders Effective 10/11/2013
Sub SB 64 To Amend Revised Code to Prohibit an Offender from Luring a Child to accompany the Offender, and to Declare an Emergency Effective 7/11/2013
Am SB 66 To Revise the Agricultural Commodity Handlers Law Effective 10/11/2013
Am SB 67 To Create an Agreed-Upon Procedure Audit for Certain Eligible Political Subdivisions, to Eliminate the Auditor of State's Exemption from Filing a Rule Summary and Fiscal Analysis with Proposed Rules, to Exclude from Public Moneys Subject to Audit by the Auditor Effective 9/4/2013
AM SB 68 To eliminate the process for reinstatement of certificates issued by the Architect Board..and to declare an emergency. To Be Announced
Am SB 82 Membership on the Board of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation by a Member of the General Assembly does not constitute holding another Public Office……. To Be Announced
Am SB 94 To Designate the First Week of October as "Ohio Forest Products Awareness Week" Effective 9/27/2013
Am SB 98 To Expand the list of Entities that may serve as Statutory Agents. To Be Announced
Am SB 109 To revise the law regarding election administration, ballots and candidates.
Effective 2/25/2014
Am SB 112 To Extend the Authority of Municipal Corporations and Counties to Enter Enterprise Zone Agreements and to Review the Program Effective 10/11/2013
Sub SB 115 Extend the Moratorium on New Establishments Conducting Sweepstakes by Sweepstakes Terminal Devices, to Require Establishments to File New Affidavit, and to Declare an Emergency Effective 5/28/2013
Am SB 137 To Require motor vehicle operators to take certain actions upon approaching a highway maintenance vehicle…and to declare an emergency. To Be Announced
Am SB 155 To Authorize a Joint Board of County Commissioners to conduct Proceedings regarding existing Joint County ditches via Teleconference or Video conference. To Be Announced
Am SB 161 To Require motor vehicle headlights to comply with the headlamp color requirements…. To Be Announced
Sub SB 173 To Modify the law governing tasting samples of beer and intoxicating liquor….. To Be Announced
AM SB 179 To Include recycled water as a private water system…. To Be Announced
SB 185 To Designate a portion of State Route 67…… To Be Announced
Am SB 186 To Create the "Knights of Columbus" License Plate. To Be Announced
Am Sub SB 193 To Revise the Processes for Determining Political Party Status. Effective 2/5/2014
Am SB 194 To Allow certain motor-drive cycles and motor scooters to be parked on a sidewalk… To Be Announced
SB 198 To Designate October as "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month"…. To Be Announced
Am Sub SB 200 To Modify the law governing the Statewide Voter Registration database…. To Be Announced
SB 201 To Authorize the conveyance of state-owned real estate in Franklin County to Step by Step Academy, Inc., and to declare an emergency. To Be Announced
Am SB 202 To Provide exceptions to the applicability of the Control Share Acquisition Act…. To Be Announced
Sub SB 205 To Revise the law Concerning the Mailing of Absent Voter's Ballots… To Be Announced
Am Sub SB 206 To require implementation of certain Medicaid revisions, and to make an appropriation. To Be Announced
Am SB 209 To Designate a Portion of State Route 58 Within Lorain County as the "Sgt. Louis Torres Memorial Highway"… To Be Announced
Sub SB 216 To Revise the Law concerning Provisional Ballots.... To Be Announced
SB 222 To Designate a portion of State Route 8….. To Be Announced
SB 226 To Designate a portion of State Route 41…. To Be Announced
Am SB 238 To Reduce the Days for Absent Voting. To Be Announced

Joint Resolutions

No. Description Date
1 (House Joint Resolution) Authorizing a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly to meet at the Crouse Performance Hall at the Lima Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima 2/14/2013
5 (Amended Senate Joint Resolution) Urging the Congress of the United States to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution and applying to the Congress, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, to call a Convention for proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment. 11/22/2013
6 (Senate Joint Resolution) Proposing to enact Section 2s of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to permit the issuance of additional general obligation bonds to fund public infrastructure capital improvements. 1/22/2014
7 (Senate Joint Resolution) Authorizing a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly to meet at the Medina Performing Arts Center in Medina, Ohio, for the purpose of receiving a message from the Governor and calling for a committee to wait upon the Governor in anticipation of his State of the State Address 1/15/2014

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