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Short Title

Revises township laws 
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Long Title 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


Senate State and Local Government Committee
House Local Government Committee

Primary Sponsors

Tom Brinkman


Ron Amstutz
Marlene Anielski
Nickie J. Antonio
Steven Arndt
John Becker
Louis W. Blessing III
Terry Boose
Andrew Brenner
Tim W. Brown
Jim Buchy
Tony Burkley
Nicholas J. Celebrezze
Margaret Conditt
Robert R. Cupp
Timothy Derickson
Jonathan Dever
Mike Duffey
Timothy Ginter
Doug Green
Bob D. Hackett
Stephen D. Hambley
Bill Hayes
Michael Henne
Brian Hill
Ron Hood
Nathan H. Manning
Jeff McClain
Michael J. O'Brien
John Patterson
Dorothy Pelanda
Bill Reineke
Wes Retherford
Jeff Rezabek
John M. Rogers
Margaret Ann Ruhl
Scott K. Ryan
Tim Schaffer
Gary Scherer
Robert Sprague
Fred Strahorn
Martin J. Sweeney
Louis Terhar
Andy Thompson
A. Nino Vitale
Ron Young
Paul Zeltwanger
John Eklund
Keith Faber
Cliff Hite
Bill Seitz
Charleta B. Tavares
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
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