House Education Committee
The House Education committee met this week for its first meeting under the leadership of Chairman Andrew Brenner (R-Powell).
Rep. Andrew Thompson (R-Marietta) presented sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 212. This legislation proposes to repeal the current academic content standards as well as the current teacher evaluation system. HB 212 also would make changes to the statewide assessment system.
The committee passed HB 113, sponsored by Reps. Cheryl L. Grossman (R-Grove City) and Nathan H. Manning (R-North Ridgeville). This legislation would require instruction in CPR and the use of AEDs as a requirement for graduation.
Senate Ways and Means Committee
The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 85, sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township). SB 85 would limit the right to initiate most types of property tax complaints to property owners and county recorders. OSBA, OASBO and BASA offered opponent testimony. Click here for a copy of the testimony.
OSBA would like to thank the following individuals for offering opponent testimony:
• Stanley Bahorek, treasurer, Columbus City
• Michele Pomerantz, administrator, Cleveland Municipal
• Michael Sobul, treasurer, Granville EV
• Ernest D. Strawser, treasurer, Norwood City
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