COLUMBUS– State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Senate Concurrent Resolution 25, which seeks to improve Ohio’s energy efficiency standards.
COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) recently was named the 2013 Legislator of the Year by Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow.Uecker was chosen for the honor based on his leadership on broadband issues in the state legislature.
COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) announced the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 6 from the Ohio Senate today. This legislation seeks to renew the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP). The partnership between SCIP and the Ohio Public Works Commission finances public capital improvements to preserve and improve public infrastructure in communities across Ohio.
COLUMBUS– State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today urges all residents of Southern Ohio to take additional precautions during the pending bitter cold temperatures descending on the Midwest over the next 48 hours.
As 2013 comes to a close, Ohio’s taxes are lower, our schools have stronger funding, and the number of employed Ohioans is rising. While there is still more work ahead, we have many reasons to be thankful this holiday season and I believe that our state’s best days are ahead of us.
COLUMBUS– Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 200, sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township), which modifies Ohio’s election law to create more accurate voter registration rolls.
Senate Bill 200 requires state agencies such as the Ohio Department of Health and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to begin sharing data with the Secretary of State so the voter registrations can be cross-checked for accuracy.
This legislation also alters the standard that determines how many electronic voting machines a county is required to have. The new standard accounts for the increase in early voting over the years and eases the financial burden placed on counties in purchasing the machines. Counties are not required to get rid of machines, and counties are able to purchase additional machines, if necessary.
An effort to further clean up Ohio’s voter database and ensure county election boards are not forced to purchase unneeded voting machines passed 58-32 as the House finished its final session for the year.