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County Activity on Policy Issues

 

On the CAP (formerly known as CLIPs) is your resource for letters and testimony offered by counties and CCAO staff at the state level. 

 

View a chronological posting current info here. CLIPS from prior general assemblies can be found here.

132nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITY

 

MCO sales tax on counties testimony by Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann before Members of the House Ways and Means committee.

HB 49 (funding for OSU Extension and Soil and Water Conservation Districts) testimony from Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst before the Members of the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources

Provision of HB 26 (which would provide counties with an additional $5 permissive MVL fee) support Testimony by CCAO Managing Director of Research Brad Cole before the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee.

SB 6 (which would codify the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program) support Testimony provided by CCAO Managing Director of Research Brad Cole before the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee

 

131st GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITY

SB 235 (would exempt from property taxes the increased value of property on which industrial or commercial development is planned until completion of the new or redeveloped facilities) Opposition Testimony by Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann, Testimony by Union County Commissioner Gary Lee, Testimony by Union County Economic Development Director Eric Phillips, Testimony by Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District Director Steve Stanley, and Testimony CCAO Staffer Brad Cole before House Finance Committee

SB 220 (Authorizes offering of Roth-type deferred compensation plans) Support Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before House State Government Committee

Loss of Medicaid MCO sales tax dollars Testimony by Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin and Testimony by Chris Nichols, Director of Management and Budget for the Stark County Commissioners before the the Ohio 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission

HB 50 (creates a new program to serve youth who age out of foster care, and those adopted after age 16, through their 21st birthdays) Interested Party Testimony by CCAO Policy Analyst Kate Neithammer before members of the Senate Finance Committee

HB 9 (Review tax deductions and credits periodically) support Written Testimony by County Commissioners Association of Ohio to members of Senate Ways and Means Committees 

HB 523 (allow the dispensing of medical marijuana in limited circumstances) opposition Testimony by Tuscarawas County Commissioner Kerry Metzger before members of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee 

HB 473 (would permit certain bad debt deductions and refunds for sales tax vendors involving private label credit card) opposition Testimony by CCAO Policy Analyst Brad Cole before members of the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Amended HB 24 (makes changes to Ohio’s adult protective services by expanding the definitions of financial harm and financial exploitation, increasing the list of mandated reporters of elder abuse and creating the elder abuse commission) Interested Party Testimony by Kate Neithammer  before members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee 

SB 235 (Exempts pre-construction activities from property taxation) Interested Party Testimony by Brad Cole before members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee Interested Party Testimony by Brad Cole 

SB 264 (Declares a sales tax holiday for back to school shopping) Interested Party Testimony by Brad Cole before members of House Finance Committees 

SB 264 (Declares a sales tax holiday for back to school shopping) Opposition Testimony by Brad Cole before members of Senate Ways and Means Committee

HB 334 (Exempts nonprofit gym memberships from sales tax) Interested Written Testimony by Brad Cole before members of House Ways and Means Committee 

HB 343 (would exempt employment services and employment placement services from the state sales and use tax) Opposition Testimony by Union County Commissioner Gary Lee before the House Economic and Workforce Development Committee

SB 212 (enables a board of elections to reduce the number of poll workers in a polling location under certain circumstances) Testimony by Ken Terry before Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee

SB 212 (enables a board of elections to reduce the number of poll workers in a polling location under certain circumstances) Testimony by John Leutz before Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee

HB 252 (increases county treasurers’ settlement fees for the collection of real and public utility property taxes and assessments) Testimony by Brad Cole before members of House Local Government Committee

SB 220 (designates Roth account features for government deferred compensation plans) Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before Senate State and Local Government Committee

SB 63 (supports online voter registration in Ohio) Testimony by John Leutz before
 Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee 

HB 278 (supports the provision of the bill which repeals ORC Section 2931.18) Testimony by John Leutz before House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee

HB 343 (would exempt employment services and employment placement services from the state sales and use tax) Opposition Testimony by Brad Cole before the House Economic and Workforce Committee

HB 5 (public offices/shared equipment service agreement program ) Testimony by Dave Greenspan before Senate Government & Oversight Reform Committee 

SB 63 (Online Voter Registration) Testimony by Cheryl Subler before Senate State Government Oversight & Reform Committee (June 10, 2015)

HB 198 (Repeal of ORC2931.18) Testimony before Members of House Judiciary Committee by Kerry Metzer (June 9, 2015) 

HB 64 (Amendment to State Budget tp prevent solid waste districts from designating the facilities to which source separated recyclables could be sent) Testimony by John Bayliss (June 8, 2015)

HB 64 (Ohio Public Defender Commission Budget) Testimony by Kerry Metzger before Members of the Senate Finance Corrections Subcommittee

HB 64 (Ohio's Soil and Water Conservation Districts) Testimony by Tony Bornhorst before Members of the Senate Finance Corrections Subcommittee (May 20, 2015)

HB 64 (JFS Provisions) Testimony by Laura Abu-Absi before Members of the Senate Finance Workforce Subcommittee (May 21, 2015)

HB 150 (Support for HB 150) Testimony by Brad Cole before Members of the House Ways and Means Committee (May 19, 2015)

HB 64 (Indigent Defense) Testimony by John Leutz before Members of the Senate Finance Corrections Subcommittee (May 14, 2015)

HB 64 (Severance Tax Proposal in House Bill 64) Testimony by Ginny Favede before Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee (May 13, 2015)

HB 64 (Tax Provisions in HB 64) Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before Senate Ways & Means Committee (May 13, 2015) 

HB 64 Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before Senate General Government Subcommittee

HB 82 (Option to contract for the operation and maintenance of a county correctional facility) Testimony by John Leutz before Members of the House State Government Committee (April 29, 2015)

SB  1   (Water Quality) Interested Parties Testimony by Brian Mead before Members of the Ohio House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee (March 24, 2015)

HB 64 (Legislative Priorities) Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before House Finance Committee (March 23, 2015)

HB 64 (Health and Human Services Provisions) Testimony by Laura Abu-Absi before House Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee (March 18, 2015)

HB 64 (Tax Provisions) Testimony by Suzanne Dulaney before House Ways and Means Committee (March 11, 2015)

HB 64 Interested Party Testimony by Aaron Ockerman (March 2015)

130th General Assembly Activity

HB 424 Testimony (December 2, 2014)

HB 661 (Compensation Adjustments) OCCO Proponent Testimony (November 19, 2014)

SB 243 (Sales Tax Holiday) Opponent Testimony (November 19, 2014)

HB661 Representative Stebelton Sponsor Testimony (November 18, 2014)

Commissioner Kerry Metzger Testimony (September 3, 2014)

HB 483 Sales Tax Administration Provision Letter to the Governor (June 5, 2014)

HB 483 (Mid-Biennium Budget Review) Testimony before Senate Finance  (May 15, 2014)

HB 494 Brad Cole Testimony (April 8, 2014)

HB 375 Commissioner Kerry Metzger Testimony (Feb 26, 2014)

SB 243 Suzanne Dulaney Testimony (Feb 25, 2014)

SB 243 Brad Cole Testimony (Feb 25, 2014)

HB 240 Commissioner Daniel Troy Testimony (Feb 25, 2014)

SCR 33 Testimony (Feb 19, 2014)

SB 155 Testimony (Feb 18, 2014)

HB 386 Testimony (Feb 17, 2014)

HB 386 Karl Kuespert Testimony (Feb 17, 2017)

HB 321, HB 322 & HB 324 Testimony (Feb 11, 2014) 

SB 243 Opposition Testimony (Feb 11, 2014)

HB 375 (Severance Tax) Impacted County Testimonies (Jan 29, 2013)

HB 279 (Joint Ditch Proceedings) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Jan 21, 2013)

HB 375 (Severance Tax) CCAO, OML and OTA Joint Letter (Jan 15, 2014)

SB 82 (Regional Jail Financing) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Jan 14, 2014)

HJR 9 (State Capital Improvement Program) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Jan 14, 2014)

SJR 6 (State Capital Improvement Program) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Jan 8, 2014)

Sub HB 49 (Adult Protective Services) CCAO Interested Party Testimony (Dec 10, 2013)

HB 24 (Tax Expenditure Review) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Dec 4, 2013)

HB 335 (Compressed Natural Gas) CCAO Interested Party Testimony (Dec 4, 2013)

CCAO Testimony before the Senate Tax Reform Study Committee (Nov 20, 2013)

HB 116 (Animal Tranquilizers) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Nov 20, 2013)

HB 155 (Joint Ditch Proceedings) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Oct 16, 2013)

CCAO memo of support for taxation amendment in HB 72 (Oct 15, 2013)

SB 82 (Corrections Commission) CCAO Proponent Testimony (Oct 1, 2013)

Commissioner Dan Troy Testimony before House Tax Reform Study Committee (Sept 12, 2013)

CCAO/OSWDO comment letter to EPA proposal to revise solid waste district plan cycles (Mar 29, 2013)

HB 67 (Delay PERS eligibility determinations) CCAO letter of support to Rep. Kirk Schuring (Feb 19, 2013)

HB 7 (Internet Cafe Ban) CCAO letter of support to Speaker Batchelder (Feb 8, 2013)

Solid Waste Outreach and Background to Legislators (Jan 31, 2013)

 

 

SFY14-15 Biennial budget information

CCAO Overview of Items of Interest to Counties in the Budget, as Enacted (updated September, 2013)

CCAO Overview of Items of Interest to Counties in the Budget, as Enacted (Aug 9, 2013)

Senate Finance Committee - CCAO Testimony (May 31, 2013)

Senate Finance Medicaid Subcommittee - CCAO Testimony (May 1, 2013)

Am Sub HB 59 Overview (May 1, 2013)

House Finance Substitute HB 59 - CCAO Testimony (Apr 12, 2013)

Severance Tax Proposal - CCAO Testimony (Mar 14, 2013)

Health and Human Services - CCAO Testimony (Mar 13, 2013)

CCAO, CEAO, OTA & OML Letter Regarding Proposed Weight Limit Increase in HB 35 (Mar 5, 2013)

CCAO press release on Gov. Kasich's State of the State (Feb 20, 2013)