Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon that updates Ohio’s insurance laws to reflect recent changes in federal law was signed today by Governor John Kasich. Senate Bill 9 suspends the Open Enrollment Program, the Ohio Health Reinsurance Program, and the conversion of health insurance policies/contracts option. These programs will be rendered unnecessary beginning in 2014 due to changes in federal law.

Senator Kevin Bacon represents the 3rd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He presides as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce & Labor. For more information, please visit
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Ohio's First Sales Tax Holiday


Next week, Black Friday will get a run for its money. For the first time ever, a new Sales Tax Holiday will exempt sales tax on essential back-to-school items for Ohio families as summer winds to a close.


Bacon Congratulates G&J Pepsi For 50 Years In Columbus


"This is an incredible birthday party for G&J Pepsi," said Bacon. "I'm proud to recognize the talented leadership team at G&J Pepsi for their innovative approach to doing business here in central Ohio."


Bacon Legislation Makes Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday Possible


"The sales tax holiday can't come at a better time for families preparing their kids to go back to school in August," said Bacon. "The opportunity to save money on essential clothing and school items will reduce the financial strain on consumers and boost sales for local businesses."


Bacon Praises Significant Investment In Education, Support For Ohioans With Special Needs


"This budget invests taxpayer dollars where they count," said Senator Bacon. "It eases the tax burden on businesses and families while freezing tuition for undergraduate students and investing nearly $1 billion in Ohio's K-12 schools."