Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Update
129th General Assembly|58|May 4, 2012    

This week the Senate Public Utilities Committee accepted a substitute bill containing major revisions to Senate Bill 315, the Energy Mid Biennium Review.
Any company that checks the criminal history of prospective employees should be aware of new enforcement guidelines issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws.
Rep. Jay Goyal announced this week that he will not seek a fourth term in the Ohio House, and will withdraw from the November ballot. He intends to serve out the remainder of his term before returning full-time to his family’s Mansfield business, Goyal Industries. Goyal Industries, which manufactures passenger rail car components, is an Ohio Chamber member company.

The district Rep. Goyal currently represents, House District 73, includes all of Richland County but for Crestline, Lexington, and Ontario and three western townships. Under the redrawn district maps in place for the 2012 elections, the district – now House District 2 – contains all of Richland County. Already a lean Republican district, the changes make it a slightly even more Republican district.

The Richland County Democratic Party central committee will select a candidate to replace Goyal on the ballot. The party is expected to choose Mansfield Councilwoman Ellen Haring, a former teacher. The Republican nominee is small business owner Mark Romanchuk of Ontario.

Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception
Tuesday, May 15
3:30 p.m.
Southern Theatre
5:30 p.m.
Reception at the Statehouse Atrium
Ohio Chamber Public Affairs Committee
Wednesday, May 16
10:00 a.m.
Ohio Chamber Headquarters

Linda Woggon - Executive Vice President
Keith Lake - Managing Director of Government Affairs
Dan Navin - Assistant Vice President, Tax and Economic Policy
Tony Seegers - Director, Labor & Human Resources Policy
Charlotte Hickcox - Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
Sydney King - Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
Sherry Heffner - Governmental Affairs Assistant

SB 294 Environmental Laws - Support certain provisions

SB 302 Background Checks
- Interested party


HB 99 Driver Texting - Interested party
HB 262 Human Trafficking - Oppose certain provisions
SB 193 Scrap Metal Dealers - Interested party
HB 322 Interest Charges - Interested party
HB 386 Gambling Laws - Interested party
HB 524 Collateral Sanctions - Support certain provisions
SB 160 Sentencing Laws - Interested party
SB 327 Tax Credit Reforms - Interested party
SB 331 Movie Tax Credits - Interested party

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