State Representatives Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and Al Landis (R-Dover) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 225, which strives to provide greater flexibility for governments in an effort to make county, municipality and township governments more efficient.

Rep. Peterson has released the following statement in response to the passage of Sub. H.B. 225:

“As a former county commissioner, I was often surprised to discover that the Ohio Revised Code occasionally limits local governments’ ability to take advantage of efficient, common sense practices. H.B. 225 provides flexibility and efficiency to local governments. I appreciate the broad and bipartisan support this bill received.”

Rep. Landis has released the following statement in response to the passage of Sub. H.B. 225:

“After passing out of the House, the Senate made a number of additions to the bill that I feel further improved the bill. This bill allows local governments of all kinds to utilize smarter, business-like approaches. It gives them the flexibility to operate more efficiently and economically. We have continually been asking local governments to look for other ways to operate more efficiently, and this bill gives them the tools to do that.”

As a result of new community authority from this legislation, approximately 3,000 construction jobs and 4,500 permanent jobs may be created because of concurrence on this legislation.

H.B. 225 originally passed from the House in June with widespread bipartisan support. It will now be sent to the governor for his signature.


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