Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law



(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law:

  • House Bill 4, sponsored by Representative Phil Plummer and Representative Susan Manchester, regards county child abuse and neglect memorandums of understanding, cross-reporting of child abuse and neglect reports by public children services agencies to law enforcement agencies, notification of reporter rights, home assessor eligibility, and creation of the youth and family ombudsman office.
  • House Bill 229, sponsored by Representative Shane Wilkin and Representative D.J. Swearingen, provides a qualified immunity to camp operators for harm arising from a risk inherent to camping and to exempt sites that host historical reenactor camps from the recreational and camping operation license requirements.
  • Senate Bill 181, sponsored by Senator Theresa Gavarone, regards student religious expression in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities.