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.
State Senator Kevin Bacon today announced the Ohio Controlling Board’s release of state funds to aid in the construction of a new high school for the Groveport Madison Local School District. The funds were requested by the Ohio School Facilities Commission as part of their Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.
Senate Bill 140, introduced by State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), was signed into law today by Governor Kasich. Senate Bill 140 will enact sweeping reforms to Ohio’s insurance industry by freeing up large amounts of capital for investment, bringing off-shore re-insurance companies under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Insurance, bolstering consumer protections, and stabilizing rates. Provisions in the law also allow Ohio to maintain its accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
State Senator Kevin Bacon today presented a resolution to Lynda Murray honoring her for her retirement from the Ohio Library Council after over twenty years of service. Murray served as Director of Government and Legal Services for the Ohio Library Council and was instrumental in the creation and funding of the Ohio Public Library Information Network.
Senator Kevin Bacon announced today the Senate has approved an initiative to provide additional information to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments when responding to incidents at children’s residential facilities. The measure was approved as part of the mid-biennium review budget proposal, House Bill 483.