Veteran/Military
Pending Legislation

133rd
General Assembly

State of Ohio

Updated as of May 21, 2019

Full text of these bills and updated statuses can be found at the 132nd 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.


HB16 COLLEGE TUITION (Perales, R.) To grant residency status for in-state college tuition to active military service members and their spouses and independents.
HB17 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (Ginter, T.) To allow an enhanced homestead exemption for surviving spouses of public safety personnel killed in the line of duty.
HB18 DISABILITY PAYMENTS (Vitale, N., Crawley, E.) To exempt from the income tax disability severance payments received by honorably discharged veterans.
HB31 ROAD NAMING (Stein, D.) To designate a portion of State Route 99 in Huron County as the "Lance Corporal James Sprowl Memorial Highway."
HB32 OHIO FLAG TREATMENT (Stein, D.) To create a suggested ceremonial procedure for retiring an Ohio state flag.
HB45 LICENSE PLATE (Holmes, G., Lepore-Hagan, M.) To permit a person to apply for a Purple Heart license plate that includes the International Symbol of Access.
HB52 VETERAN HEALTH CARE (Holmes, G., Perales, R.) To require certain entities to inform veterans about health care benefits available to all veterans.
HB53 ROAD NAMING (Cera, J.) To designate a portion of State Route 152 in Jefferson County as the "PFC George Dennis McClelland Memorial Highway."
HB64 ROAD NAMING (Arndt, S.) To designate a portion of State Route 53 in Ottawa County as the "Catawba Island Township Veterans Memorial Highway."
HB73 BINGO FEES (Cera, J.) To make changes to instant bingo fees and licensing requirements for charitable organizations.
HB133 OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES (Perales, R., Weinstein, C.) To require state occupational licensing agencies, under certain circumstances, to issue temporary licenses or certificates to members of the military and spouses who are licensed in another jurisdiction and have moved to Ohio for active duty.
HB143 TAX CREDIT (Keller, C., Cera, J.) To grant income tax credits to persons who serve as volunteer peace officers, firefighters, or emergency medical technicians.
HB155 WAR RELICS (Schaffer, T., Rogers, J.) To prohibit a war relic located on public property or cemetery association property from being sold, disturbed, or otherwise disposed of, except under certain circumstances, and to designate this act as the "Ohio Veterans' Heritage Protection Act."
HB181 OHIO PRODUCTS (Hambley, S.) To authorize the Department of Agriculture to promote the use of Ohio-produced agricultural goods grown for inclusion in beer, cider, or spirituous liquor through promotional programs.
HB191 ROAD NAMING (Manchester, S.) To designate a portion of State Route 66 in Shelby County as the "SGT Charles Gregory Huston Memorial Highway."
HB192 ROAD NAMING (Scherer, G., Wilkin, S.) To designate a portion of U.S. Highway Route 62 in Fayette County as the "PFC William Boggs, CPL Sam Boggs, and SGT Robert Boggs Memorial Highway."
HB194 SPORTS GAMING (Greenspan, D., Kelly, B.) To create a Sports Gaming Advisory Board, to legalize and regulate sports gaming in this state, and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports gaming.
HB195 DAY DESIGNATION (Lanese, L., Weinstein, C.) To designate June 12 as "Women Veterans' Day."
HB207 ROAD NAMING (Sheehy, M.) To designate a portion of Interstate Route 475 in Lucas County as the "SGT Alex Drabik Memorial Highway."
HB225 ROAD NAMING (Hoops, J.) To designate a portion of State Route 108 in Henry County as the "RDML Alene Duerk Memorial Highway."
HB241 ROAD NAMING (Zeltwanger, P., Miranda, J.) To designate a portion of Interstate Route 71 in Warren County as the "Veterans Suicide Memorial Mile."
HB257 ROAD NAMING (Green, D.) To designate a portion of State Route 125 in Brown County as the "PFC M. Preston Wheeler Memorial Highway."
HB259 ROAD NAMING (Richardson, T.) To designate a portion of State Route 4 in Marion County as the "SGT David S. Harris Memorial Highway."
HB266 ROAD NAMING (Scherer, G.) To designate a portion of U.S. Route 23 in Ross County as the "SGT Michael Keith Hamner Memorial Highway."
HB267 ROAD NAMING (Hoops, J.) To designate a portion of State Route 65 in Henry County as the "LTC Kevin Sonnenberg Memorial Highway."
HB275 ROAD NAMING (Ghanbari, H.) To designate a portion of State Route 25 in Wood County as the "SGT Arthur A. Mora, Jr. Memorial Highway."
HB276 ROAD NAMING (Ghanbari, H.) To designate multiple memorial highways and bridges.
HB282 INSTANT BINGO (Holmes, A., LaRe, J.) To permit the use of electronic instant bingo devices.
HB287 MILITARY WAIVER SERVICES (Russo, A., Perales, R.) Regarding Medicaid home and community-based waiver services for relatives of active duty military.
HB303 ROAD NAMING (Romanchuk, M.) To designate a portion of State Route 13 in Richland County as the "PFC Steven D. Smith Memorial Highway."
SB7 OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING (Lehner, P., Hackett, B.) Regarding temporary state occupational licenses for members of the military and their spouses.
SB24 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (Wilson, S., Yuko, K.) To establish the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Task Force.
SB35 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (Brenner, A.) To allow an enhanced homestead exemption for surviving spouses of public safety personnel killed in the line of duty.
SB41 ROAD NAMING (Wilson, S.) To designate a portion of State Route 63 in Warren County as the "SFC John E. Conger, Jr. Memorial Highway."
SB52 CYBER SECURITY (Gavarone, T.) To create the civilian cyber security reserve forces, to make the Secretary of State a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, to require the Secretary of State to appoint a chief information security officer, to require the boards of elections to audit election results, and to make an appropriation.
SB56 LONG-TERM CARE (Maharath, T.) To create a long-term care inspection committee.
SB77 DAY DESIGNATION (Hoagland, F., Williams, S.) To designate June 12 as "Women Veterans' Day."
SB84 MILITARY STATUS (Maharath, T.) To allow an individual enrolling a student to voluntarily state if student's parent or guardian is a member of the Armed Forces.
SB87 IDENTIFICATION CARDS (Maharath, T.) To allow any veteran and any unemployed mobility impaired person to obtain a free identification card that is valid for eight years.
SB106 ROAD NAMING (Coley, B., Wilson, S.) To designate a portion of State Route 122 in Butler and Warren Counties as the "SFC Charles E. Carpenter Memorial Highway."
SB111 SPORTS WAGERING (Eklund, J., O'Brien, S.) To permit the Ohio Casino Control Commission to regulate sports wagering and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports wagering.
SB129 ROAD NAMING (Rulli, M.) To designate a portion of State Route 224 in Mahoning County as the "Joseph K. Vrabel 'Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame' Memorial Highway."
SB170 ROAD NAMING (Rulli, M.) To designate a portion of State Route 422 in Mahoning County as the "PFC Ronald J. Puskarcik Memorial Highway."
HR77 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION (Weinstein, C., Perales, R.) To urge that Ohio military construction projects receiving funding from the United States Department of Defense begin as originally scheduled to maintain national security and military readiness.