Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

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

House Bill 193, sponsored by Representatives Al Cutrona and Gail K. Pavliga, regards electronic prescriptions and schedule II-controlled substances, terminology related to overdose reversal drugs, a pilot program for dispensing controlled substances in lockable containers, out-of-state physician consultations, and pediatric respite care programs.

House Bill 206, sponsored by Representatives Haraz N. Ghanbari and Michael J. O’Brien, permits a township police officer who serves a population between 5,000 and 50,000 to enforce specified traffic offenses on interstate highways within the township if authorized by that township’s board of trustees.

House Bill 371, sponsored by Representatives Jean Schmidt and Sedrick Denson, revises the laws governing coverage of screening mammography and patient notice of dense breast tissue and makes temporary changes regarding certificates of need.

House Bill 430, sponsored by Representative Jon Cross, addresses underground utility facilities affected by construction, exempts mobile computing units from certain building regulation, makes changes relating to the Landlord and Tenant Law, limits regulation of telecommunications, wireless, or internet protocol-enabled service providers, revises the law governing the plugging of idle and orphaned wells, and revises the use of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, and designates April as “Ohio Work Zone Safety Awareness Month.”

House Bill 447, sponsored by Representative Brian E. Lampton, regards workers’ compensation for employees who work from home and other changes to the Workers’ Compensation Law.

House Bill 515, sponsored by Representatives Jim M. Hoops and Craig S. Riedel, exempts from income tax certain gains from the sale of an ownership interest in a business and modifies the tax laws governing sports gaming.

House Bill 518, sponsored by Representative Jim M. Hoops, creates the Fulton County Municipal Court in Wauseon on January 1, 2024, establishes one full-time judgeship in that court, abolishes the Fulton County County Court on that date, provides for the election for the Fulton County Municipal Court of one full-time judge in 2023, adds one full-time judge to the Fairborn Municipal Court, expands the jurisdiction of the Housing Division of the Toledo Municipal Court, abolishes the East Liverpool Municipal Court in Columbiana County, expands the jurisdiction of the Portage County Domestic Relations Court, and relative to the Hamilton County Municipal Court.

House Bill 537, sponsored by Representative Cindy Abrams, designates February 12 as “Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Day.”

House Bill 583, sponsored by Representatives Adam C. Bird and Don Jones, regards substitute teachers, the school financing system, the Educational Choice Scholarship Program, the Pilot Project Scholarship Program, the ACE Educational Savings Account Program, Community Schools of Quality, community school sponsors, state funding for certain community schools, dyslexia screening requirements, tutoring programs, alternative resident education licenses, Ohio School Safety Month, the career-technical education income tax credit, practical nurse education programs, and makes an appropriation.