The Finance Hearing Room is host to one of the Senate's most important committees. The room is named for former Senate President Richard H. Finan.
The Finance Room once served as the Supreme Court Library.
The Finance Hearing Room once served as the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library and is now the meeting place for the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee. During the renovation in the 1990s, the room also served as the temporary chamber for Senate sessions until the Statehouse chamber was fully restored.

 
Pete Fact : In addition to providing extra seating for the public, the mezzanine level of the Finan Hearing Room is also the headquarters for the Senate's pages. Pages are college students who work part time helping senators by running errands and performing other clerical duties.
 
In 2002, the hearing room was named "The Finan Hearing Room" upon the retirement of former Ohio Senate President Richard H. Finan of Cincinnati. Finan served in the Ohio General Assembly for nearly three decades, functioning as Senate President for six of those years. He was a major proponent of the Statehouse renovation and his official portrait hangs on the room's north wall.