Department of Veterans Services | Pending Legislation


Veteran/Military Legislation

131st General Assembly
State of Ohio


Updated as of February 19, 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.



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: 1/28/2015 - Referred to Committee House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

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)

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

Current Status: 2/18/2015 - Referred to Committee House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

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: 2/4/2015 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

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

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

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: 2/18/2015 - Introduced