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Revises township laws

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To amend sections 121.22, 164.02, 504.01, 505.261, 505.27, 505.29, 505.31, 505.37, 505.39, 505.40, 505.602, 505.86, 511.23, 517.03, 517.07, 517.073, 517.08, 517.11, 755.13, 5571.16, 5705.19, 5709.10, and 5709.40, to enact section 504.24, and to repeal section 5571.11 of the Revised Code to add to the purposes for which a board of township trustees may go into executive session, to permit a township to charge for recycling services, to reduce the population threshold for a township to adopt a limited home rule form of government, to authorize a township to purchase, lease, or provide underwater rescue and recovery equipment for fire and rescue purposes, to authorize boards of township trustees to pay for group life insurance for any employee, to expand the cemetery purposes for which such boards may levy a tax or expend township funds, to make other changes to the township laws or laws relating to township authority, to allow taxing units to use the proceeds of a fire, police, or emergency services tax levy to pay costs related to the service for which the tax is levied, to remove the limitations on the authority to reappoint members of the Ohio Small Government Capital Improvements Commission, to authorize boards of township trustees and boards of park commissioners to expend funds for the public purpose of presenting community events in their parks and other recreational facilities, and to expand the public infrastructure improvements townships, municipal corporations, and counties may pay for using money from their public improvement tax increment equivalent funds.

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Effective Date

September 28, 2016

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Primary Sponsors

Thomas E. Brinkman Jr.


Cecil Thomas
Robert R. Cupp
Timothy E. Ginter
Michael J. O'Brien
A. Nino Vitale
Paul Zeltwanger

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