FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Husted Praises Legislative Support for Business Fee Cut
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today praised the Ohio General Assembly for their support of his initiative to reduce Ohio’s business filing fees by 21 percent.
“This marks a rare moment when government has cut costs, improved service and is actually retuning the savings back to our customers,” Secretary Husted said. “In terms of business filing fees, Ohio will now be the lowest-cost state in our region to start and maintain a business."
House Bill 3 cleared the Ohio Senate today by a unanimous vote. The legislation previously passed the Ohio House of Representatives with equal bipartisan support.
Secretary Husted urged the General Assembly to undertake this initiative in January after responsible fiscal stewardship over the Secretary of State’s office reduced operating expenses by more than $14 million over the past four years, representing a 16% cut from the previous administration.
“I specifically want to thank Representatives Derickson and Romanchuk, as well as Senator Obhof, for their work on this initiative,” added Secretary Husted. “I appreciate our partners in the legislature joining us in our work to make Ohio the best state in the nation to start and operate a business.”
The legislation will now be presented to the Governor for his consideration. Once enacted, it will mark the first time this fee has been cut in modern history and would make Ohio the least expensive state in the region to start and maintain a new business.
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