Senate District 8
Lou Terhar
Chairman Terhar Holds First Meeting of Senate Ways and Means Committee
February 20, 2019
COLUMBUS—State Senator Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today called together the Senate Ways and Means Committee for their first hearing of the 133rd General Assembly. Terhar was appointed Chairman of the committee by Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) earlier this year.

"Our first meeting was a productive start to what I anticipate will be a very busy committee over the next two years," said Terhar. "I am honored to be chosen to lead on these important tax and spending issues, and I look forward to working with all of my Senate colleagues to ensure we are passing thoughtful legislation that will benefit all Ohioans."

During the meeting, the committee heard sponsor testimony on a number of priority bills ranging from legislation giving expense deductions for teachers' out-of-pocket classroom costs (Senate Bill 26), to enhancing the homestead exemption for the surviving spouses of first responders (Senate Bill 35).

Additionally, Senator Schuring outlined his plans to boost investment in Ohio's opportunity zones (Senate Bill 8) and revise the motion picture tax credit (Senate Bill 37).

For access to today's full agenda and testimony from witnesses, click here.

"Expert stakeholder and public participation is strongly encouraged in the committee process. If you wish to testify on any legislation before the committee, I request that you submit testimony electronically to my office no later than 24 hours in advance of the hearing," added Terhar.

All media requests to film or take photos must be submitted prior to the start of the committee by filling out a media request form.

The next meeting of the Ways and Means Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. If you would like to receive future committee notices and agendas, please contact Senator Terhar's office at (614) 466-8068 or by email at
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