COLUMBUS—State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) last week joined his colleagues in both the Senate and House of Representatives in a vote to override Governor Kasich's veto of Senate Bill 221, which aims to reform Ohio's state agency rulemaking process and ensure that rules are filed in a timely and fair manner.
A bill that is vetoed by the Governor can only become law if at least three-fifths of the legislators vote for an override.
"I was disheartened when this legislation was vetoed by the Governor after being thoroughly vetted and overwhelmingly approved of by the legislature," said Uecker, sponsor of Senate Bill 221. "This is an important bill that protects the integrity of our rulemaking process and ensures that agencies are not improperly establishing a rule through policy rather than going through the appropriate process. I thank the leadership in both chambers for taking the appropriate steps to ensure the bill is enacted into law."
Senator Uecker serves as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, which is responsible for oversight of the agency rule-making process.
For more information on the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review or Ohio's rulemaking process, click here or email Uecker@OhioSenate.gov.