Department of Veterans Services | Pending Legislation


Veteran/Military Legislation

131st General Assembly
State of Ohio


Updated as of April 20, 2015

Full text of these bills and updated statuses can be found
at the 131st GA's Legislative Information site: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us

Inclusion of legislation in this report is for informational purposes only.
Inclusion does not imply endorsement of, support of, or opposition to any particular
piece of legislation by the Ohio Department of Veteran Services.



HB3 BUSINESS FILING FEES-JOBS WEBSITE (DERICKSON T, ROMANCHUK M) To reduce certain business filingfees charged and collected by the Secretary of State and to specify that Ohio-based companies are to have access to appropriate features of the OhioMeansJobs web site.

Current Status: 4/21/2015 - Senate State and Local Government, (First Hearing)

HB18 FLAG-BANNER DISPLAY (GONZALES A, GINTER T) To prohibit manufactured homes park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations, and landlords from restricting the display of blue star banners, gold star banners, and other service flags, and to prohibit manufactured homes park operators and landlords from restricting the display of the United States flag.

Current Status: BILL AMENDED, House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs andPublic Safety, (Second Hearing)

HB21 HIGHWAY DESIGNATION (SCHURING K, SLESNICK S) To designate a portion of United State Route 62 within Canton as the "USMC LCpl Stacy (Annie) Dryden Memorial Highway."

Current Status: 2/17/2015 - House Transportation and Infrastructure, (First Hearing)

HB24 ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (DOVILLA M, RETHERFORD W) To revise the laws governing the provision of adult protective services.

Current Status: 3/25/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Health and Human Services

HB46 GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE DATABASE (DOVILLA M, DEVER J) To require the Treasurer of State to establish the Ohio State Government Expenditure Database.

Current Status: 4/15/2015 - PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 95-0

HB64 OPERATING BUDGET (SMITH R) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2015,and ending June 30, 2017, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

Current Status: 4/23/2015 - Senate Finance, (Third Hearing)

HB66 VETERAN-DISABLED TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (BARNES, JR. J) To create the Veteran and Disabled Ohioan Technology Council.

Current Status: 3/26/2015 - House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

HB102 VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES (CRAIG H, ANTANI N) To provide a bid preference for state contracts to aveteran-owned business and to authorize a personal income and commercial activity tax credit for a business thathires and employs a veteran for at least one year.

Current Status: 3/16/2015 - Referred to Committee House Ways and Means

HB103 OHIO WOMEN'S WEEK-BUSINESS (PELANDA D, KUNZE S) To designate the second week of March as OhioWomen's Week for Policy and Entrepreneurship, to create the Ohio Women's Policy and EntrepreneurshipCommittee, and to require the state, in collaboration with the private sector, to conduct a two-day competition and forum each even-numbered year during the designated week.

Current Status: 4/15/2015 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (Second Hearing)

HB105 UNEMPLOYMENT-MILITARY SPOUSES (CRAIG H, PERALES R) To permit persons who quit work toaccompany the person's spouse on a military transfer to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

Current Status: 3/26/2015 - House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

HB121 SERVICE DOG AWARENESS WEEK (STINZIANO M, RUHL M) To designate the last week of July as "Service Dog Awareness Week."

Current Status: 4/15/2015 - House State Government, (First Hearing)

HB125 VETERANS FEE WAIVER (BRENNER A, RETHERFORD W) To establish the Veterans Fee Waiver Program.

Current Status: 4/14/2015 - House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

HB139 HIGHWAY DESIGNATION (HALL D) To designate a portion of state route 39 in Ashland County as the"Fireman First Class Irving Eugene Peters Memorial Highway."

Current Status: 4/14/2015 - Referred to Committee House Transportation and Infrastructure

HR37 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH-MARCH (FEDOR, T) Recognizing Women's History Month in Ohio, March 2015.

Current Status: 3/24/2015 - Introduced

SB10 MILITARY HEALTH CARE BENEFITS (BURKE D, LAROSE F) To establish a process for identifying individuals who are medical assistance recipients that may be eligible to receive federal military-related health care benefits.

Current Status: 4/15/2015 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 33-0

SB18 TAX CREDIT-NATIONAL GUARD EMPLOYMENT (GENTILE L) To authorize a refundable income tax credit for employers that hire one or more qualified veterans or members of the National Guard or reserves.

Current Status: 2/4/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

SB26 BUSINESS FILING FEES (OBHOF L) To reduce certain business filing fees charged and collected by theSecretary of State and to specify that Ohio-based companies are to have access to appropriate features of the OhioMeansJobs web site.

Current Status: 4/15/2015 - House Economic and Workforce Development, (First Hearing)

SB29 FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-U.S. ARMED FORCES (PATTON T) To require the Director of Veterans Services, upon application by a person who is a veteran or active duty member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States, to issue to the person a military transportation card that entitles the person to travel on any type of public transportation without charge.

Current Status: 2/11/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

SB55 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LAW (BURKE D) To revise the law governing the practice of physician assistants.

Current Status: 3/4/2015 - Senate Health and Human Services, (First Hearing)

SB61 DEATH CERTIFICATE RELEASE (HUGHES J) To restrict to whom a certified copy of a death certificate containing the descendant’s social security number may be issued.

Current Status: 4/22/2015 - Senate Health and Human Services, (Fourth Hearing)

SB63 ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION (LAROSE F) To create an online voter registration system.

Current Status: 3/4/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

SB81 LICENSE PLATE DESIGNATION (WILLIAMS S) To create the "Women Veterans" license plate.

Current Status: 3/4/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor

SB84 FLAG-BANNER DISPLAY (COLEY W) To prohibit manufactured homes park operators, condominiumassociations, neighborhood associations, and landlords from restricting the display of Ohio flags and blue starbanners, gold star banners, and other service flags, and to prohibit manufactured homes park operators andlandlords from restricting the display of the United States flag.

Current Status: 3/17/2015 - Senate State and Local Government, (First Hearing)

SB116 GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS DAY (TAVARES C, THOMAS C) To designate October 16 as "George Washington Williams Day."

Current Status: 3/10/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

SB131 HIGHWAY NAME DESIGNATION (JONES S) To designate a portion of State Route 123 within Warren County as the "Neil Armstrong Memorial Way."

Current Status: 3/17/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor