Rep. Gonzales Commends Sixth Deposit into Ohio’s Rainy Day Fund Since 2011

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COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today applauded the announcement that the Ohio Office of Budget and Management will be making a deposit of $657.5 million into Ohio’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund. The deposit will be the sixth made since 2011, when there was just 89 cents in the fund. Since taking back the majority …

Bill Protects Blind Parents from Discrimination

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COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) today applauded the passage of legislation that strengthens the law to ensure that courts and child placement services are not discriminating against blind parents when determining the placement of a child. With the goal of keeping families together, House Bill 309 prohibits a court, public children services agency or private child-placing …

Ohio House Approves Joint Resolution to Hold 2018 State of the State Address in Westerville

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COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a joint resolution to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Westerville. The resolution now awaits consideration in the Ohio Senate. The setting of this year’s address will be located within the 19th Ohio House District, represented by Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville). “I am excited that the Governor’s and my hometown will …

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House Bill Designates September in Ohio as “We Card Month”

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COLUMBUS—In an effort to prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors, and to support retailers in consistently asking for identification when those products are purchased, the Ohio House today passed House Bill 307, naming September as “We Card Month.” The bill, which is sponsored by State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville), is meant as both a way to deter minors …

Representative Gonzales Honors 2017 Division II Boys Golf State Champions

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COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today honored the Gahanna Columbus Academy boys golf team on the House floor for winning the 2017 Division II State Championship. Rep. Gonzales presented the team with a resolution for their eighth state title and second within the last four years. Their record for the 2017 year was 207 wins and 37 loses. “It was great to …

Bill Protecting the Freedom to Display “Thin Blue Line Flag” Passes House

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COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today announced that the Ohio House approved legislation they jointly sponsored that prohibits landlords and condominium associations from restricting the display of the “Thin Blue Line Flag.”  The “Thin Blue Line Flag” symbolizes fallen law enforcement officers, shows support for living police officers, and recognizes the important relationship between law enforcement …

Protecting the Rights of Blind Parents

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Over the summer, Rep. Jeff Rezabek and I introduced House Bill 309, which will prohibit a person’s blindness from being used to deny or limit custody; parenting time; visitation, adoption, or service as a guardian or foster caregiver, regarding a minor. We were visited by a group of blind individuals who informed us about the issues that some in their …

Helping Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

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This General Assembly, I am working on legislation that will help Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) better utilize their medical skills within their scope of practice. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses that provide anesthesia to patients. Ohio has more than 2,000 CRNAs, and I met with some to talk about the issues they are facing. From this conversation and input from …

Ohio House Sends Budget Bill to Governor Kasich

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Today the Ohio House approved the Conference Committee Report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. In this budget, the Ohio House wanted to cut costs, help Ohioans, and address Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic. Here are some of the things this budget will do for Ohio: $180 million in new funding to tackle the state’s drug epidemic …

Ohio House Approves Legislation to Renew Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday

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Today we approved Senate Bill 9, which creates another year’s Sales Tax Holiday for the back-to-school shopping season. Once again the savings will apply to items of clothing priced at $75 or less; commonly used school supplies such as crayons, book bags, pencils, etc. priced at $20 or less; and school instructional materials like textbooks and workbooks priced at $20 or …