Posted: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Highlights of Ohio House plans for 2013
House Bill 1, : Rebrand Ohio’s workforce centers, currently referred to as “one-stop shops” as “Ohio Means Jobs ______ County.” It would also require all workforce investment boards to use OhioMeansJobs as the only job matching tool by 2013.
House Bill 2: Would require all people applying for unemployment benefits register with OhioMeansJobs before applying, and then make contact with their local workforce development office by the eighth week of receiving unemployment.
House Bill 3: Provide for certification and oversight of health exchange navigators, and adjust continuing education requirements for insurance agents.
House Bill 4: Creates 100 micro-grants to encourage local governments to improve efficiency. The funds would be re-purposed from an existing $36 million in unused money from the Local Government Innovation Fund.
House Bill 5: Would make Ohio’s municipal income tax system more standardized by requiring uniform treatment of filing requirements.
House Bill 6: Would require more than 1,000 government entities to meet certain criteria that qualify for an agreed-upon procedures audit meet defined criteria.
House Bill 7: A redraft of a bill introduced last session that would tighten regulations on Internet cafe “sweepstakes” businesses.
House Bill 8: A placeholder school safety bill. Specific details will be drafted during upcoming committee hearings.
House Bill 9: Clarifies and and expands the powers of receivers, or people who run a commercial business that going through foreclosure.
House Bill 10: Meant to increase accountability and penalize wrong-doing from local government fiscal officers.