The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 275, a bill that authorizes the conveyance of 13 parcels of state real estate.

“I would like to thank Governor Kasich and the Department of Administrative Services for bringing these land conveyances forward, as well as Senator Cliff Hite for his hard work in completing the process,” Speaker William G. Batchelder said. “This is a very important piece of legislation for upholding property rights in our state.”

Among provisions in the bill, SB 275:

• Corrects the description of property in a previously authorized land conveyance to the Board of County Hospital Trustees of the MetroHealth System in Cuyahoga County
• Authorizes the Ohio Historical Society’s right, title and interest in real estate in Ross County to the United States
• Authorizes the Director of Administrative Services to execute a perpetual easement in real estate associated with an existing water supply line at the Cambridge Developmental Center to the City of Cambridge
• Authorizes release of the state’s rights of reversion, deed restrictions and covenants to real estate in Montgomery County that has been previously conveyed by the state
• Alters the legal description of a perpetual easement that was previously granted by the governor to the City of Columbus for ingress/egress access to a city water tower site in Franklin County

The land conveyances contained within the bill were originally proposed by the governor in House Bill 487, the general Mid-Biennium Review bill. The land conveyance portion was removed from HB 487 and placed in a separate bill, which was then amended into Senate Bill 275.

SB 275 passed the House unanimously and will now go back to the Senate for concurrence.


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