Senator Joe Uecker - Senate District 14

10.01.15 - Uecker Urges Congress To Pass The Toxic Exposure Research Act


“Many service men and women defended our county with honor and sacrificed much during the Vietnam conflict. We must honor their family members who still suffer today by providing them the resources necessary to live healthy lives,” Senator Uecker said.


09.25.15 - National Hunting And Fishing Day


This Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to honor the important role that Ohio sportsmen play in enhancing conservation efforts and growing the economy. The Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus thanks the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife for their tireless efforts promoting the many outdoor recreational pursuits in our great state.


09.21.15 - Uecker Introduces Common Sense Elections Bill To Save Taxpayer Money


“This change in state law would reward local governments that simplify their elections with electronic poll books," said Uecker. "Electronic poll books are reducing wait times and minimizing confusion at polling locations where they have been adopted."


09.15.15 - Uecker Resolution Urges Congress To Vote Against Iranian Nuclear Deal


“We must send a clear message to leaders in Washington that we refuse to jeopardize the safety of our constituents by appeasing those who want to bring harm to this great nation,” said Uecker.  


08.26.15 - State Commission Seeks To Address Ohio's Infant Mortality Crisis


"The Commission is a great way for children's advocates to form a united voice that ensures that preventative resources are available to protect Ohio's most precious citizens," said Uecker. 


07.31.15 - Ohio Families Encouraged To Take Advantage Of Savings During Sales Tax Holiday August 7-9


Ohio's first-ever Sales Tax Holiday will take place August 7 through August 9 to help families save on clothes and supplies during the back-to-school season. 


07.20.15 - Uecker Introduces Legislation To Expand Self-Defense Capabilities For Active Military Members


"Service men and women fight each day to protect our freedoms. These are our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, moms and dads. This bill recognizes their sacrifices and training."


07.17.15 - Legislation To Deliver Justice For Victims Of Sexual Violence Signed Into Law


"This legislation helps to deliver justice for the victims of this heinous crime," said Uecker. "Prosecutors are better equipped to put attackers behind bars."


06.25.15 - Uecker Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Eliminate Costly, Unfair Residency Restrictions


"Our bill is simple: it's about lowering costs for Ohio's cities; and eliminating baseless stipulations some cities have placed on small businesses that would otherwise be willing to perform higher quality work at a lower cost," said Uecker.


06.24.15 - Uecker Joins Regional And State Leaders To Break Ground On Major Portsmouth Bypass Project


"With the completion of this project will come new economic opportunities for the entire region," said Senator Uecker. "This new bypass allows existing companies easier access to new markets for their goods and services."


06.18.15 - Uecker Praises Senate Proposal That Invests In Education, Defends Rights, And Cuts Taxes By $1.75 Billion


“I’m proud of the legislature’s continued commitment to workforce investment and tax relief for southwest Ohio,” Uecker said. 


06.08.15 - Uecker Announces Rollout Of Senate Budget Bill With $1.7 Billion Net Tax Cut


“I am proud of the work we have done to increase funding for education, create jobs and provide resources to combat drug addiction. These initiatives will create better opportunities for the citizens of southwest Ohio,” Uecker added. 


06.01.15 - Uecker Presents Long-Anticipated License Plates To Clermont County Family


"The law simply failed to keep up with advancing technology and we knew something needed to be done," said Uecker. “It was my honor to help the Hogans in their efforts to raise awareness and support for the kids and families battling this terrible disease."


05.22.15 - Remembering The Sacrifices Of Our Soldiers


We are blessed to live in a country where we are free to pursue our dreams, worship without fear of persecution and choose our leaders in fair and democratic elections. Today we honor those who have served to defend these liberties. 


04.28.15 - Uecker Introduces Bill To Lower Costs And Eliminate Unfair Residency Requirements In Ohio Cities


"Our bill is simple: it's about lowering costs for Ohio's cities; and eliminating baseless stipulations some cities have placed on small businesses that would otherwise be willing to perform higher quality work at a lower cost," said Uecker.


04.24.15 - Uecker And Maag To Announce Contractor Residency Bill To Safeguard Taxpayer Funds


Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) and Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to announce legislation that seeks to protect taxpayer dollars by prohibiting burdensome residency requirements placed on contractors by some local governments. The proposed legislation seeks to prohibit requirements which increase the costs of state-funded projects and decrease the number of qualified contractors that can bid on them.


04.21.15 - Uecker And Peterson Announce Funds For Ohio University Facility Improvements


"Ohio University Southern Campus serves as the economic development hub for much of southern Ohio," said Uecker. "Preparing a top-notch workforce for our region means investing in the facilities at OU Southern."


04.14.15 - Ohio Internship And Co-op Appreciation Day


Last year, I joined my colleague, Senator Bill Beagle, in supporting Senate Bill 227 designating the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day". The day is intended to raise awareness of the value of internships and co-op opportunities in Ohio as well as encourage businesses throughout the state to offer additional program opportunities. These programs give employers unique access to untapped talent without long-term commitments.


03.19.15 - Uecker Serves Hot Meals To Brown County Senior Citizens


“It is important that we continue to support and advocate for programs such as the March for Meals campaign,” said Uecker. “Meals on Wheels helps ensure wellness and security for elderly members of our community.”


02.10.15 - Uecker Introduces Legislation To Improve Mechanical Repair Facility Standards


COLUMBUSState Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today introduced legislation requiring mechanical repair facilities to register with the Motor Vehicle Repair Board.


02.03.15 - Uecker Sponsors Senate Priority Legislation To Curb Recidivism In Ohio


State Senator Joe Uecker today introduced legislation to decrease recidivism rates while giving assistance to those struggling with substance abuse.


01.23.15 - Uecker Selected For Three Senate Leadership Roles


Ohio Senate President Keith Faber selected State Senator Joe Uecker for three leadership roles in the Ohio Senate today.


12.23.14 - Governor Signs Uecker Initiatives To Strengthen Second Amendment Rights


Governor John R. Kasich last week signed into law Senate Bill 234, which included a number of provisions sponsored by State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township).


12.09.14 - Uecker Stands For Second Amendment Rights In Senate Vote


State Senator Joe Uecker today announced Senate passage of House Bill 234. The bill advances several initiatives to modernize Ohio’s concealed carry laws by strengthening background checks and other accountability measures while also improving access to permits for law abiding Ohioans.


10.20.14 - Uecker Announces State Funds To Replace East Fork State Park's Beach House Facility


State Senator Joe Uecker today announced the Ohio Controlling Board’s approval of $934,750 for construction of improvements to the East Fork State Park Beach House facility.


09.26.14 - Ohio Sportsmen's Caucus Celebrates National Hunting And Fishing Day


Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) reminds Ohioans that September 27th marks the 42nd observation of National Hunting and Fishing Day.


05.12.14 - Uecker Seeks To Streamline Ohio's Concealed Weapons Laws


State Senator Joe Uecker today introduced legislation to improve and streamline Ohio’s concealed weapons laws.


04.09.14 - Uecker Introduces Legislation To Increase Access To Quality Dental Care In Ohio


Senator Joe Uecker, joined by Representative Terry Johnson, today announced the introduction of legislation designed to increase Ohioans’ access to quality dental care.


04.01.14 - Uecker Announces Passage Of Capital Budget


Senator Joe Uecker today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature.


03.18.14 - Uecker Announces Introduction Of Capital Budget


Senator Joe Uecker today announced the introduction of Ohio’s 2014 Capital Budget, which provides local investment dollars to support individual communities’ construction priorities. The bill funds needed improvements to public facilities across the state including schools, colleges and universities, and parks.


02.27.14 - Senate Clears Uecker Energy Efficiency Resolution


State Senator Joe Uecker announced the Ohio Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 25, which seeks to improve Ohio’s energy efficiency standards.


01.31.14 - Uecker Initiative Aims For Better Energy Efficiency Standards


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.


01.29.14 - Uecker Bill Seeks To Improve Standards For Vehicle Repair Facilities


COLUMBUS– State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) testified before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Senate Bill 232 today, which would require mechanical repair facilities to register with the Motor Vehicle Repair Board.


01.28.14 - Uecker Initiative Aims For Better Energy Efficiency Standards In Ohio


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.


01.23.14 - Uecker Praises Ohio's Fiscal Condition Rating


COLUMBUS– Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) commended a new report from George Mason University which ranks the State of Ohio seventh out of 50 states for its overall fiscal condition.


01.15.14 - Uecker Named 2013 Legislator Of The Year


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.


01.14.14 - Uecker Announces More Than $1.8 Billion Local Government Infrastructure Investment


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.


01.08.14 - Senator Uecker Announces Statewide Youth Drug Prevention Initiative


COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) along with Ohio Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich announced today the formation of a statewide youth drug prevention effort.


01.06.14 - Senator Uecker Urges Ohioans To Take Precaution Against Cold Weather


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.


12.23.13 - Ohio Became Stronger And More Prosperous In 2013


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.


12.19.13 - Governor Signs Uecker Bill To Make Elections Fairer, Simpler


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.


12.12.13 - Bill Would Add Options For Correcting State Voter Rolls


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.


12.11.13 - Bill Targets Voting Discrepancies


COLUMBUS — Ohio would cross-reference voter addresses with other state databases to try to clean up discrepancies under a voting bill that’s likely to pass the General Assembly on Wednesday.


11.22.13 - Uecker Recognizes Batavia High School For Safe Driving Campaign


COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) presented a proclamation on behalf of the Ohio Senate to Batavia High School this afternoon for receiving a $25,000 grant from the State Farm “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.


11.20.13 - Uecker Seeks To Improve Ohio's Mechanical Repair Facility Standards


COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) recently introduced legislation which would require mechanical repair facilities to register with the Motor Vehicle Repair Board.


11.09.13 - Big Lots Named BAC Employer Of The Year


Big Lots Store #428 on Beechmont Avenue was honored as the 2013 Business Advisory Council Employer of the Year on Friday, Oct. 11. The award was presented at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon and was given moments before Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor presented the keynote address on important issues taking place in Ohio.


10.30.13 - Senate Passes Initiative To Make Elections Fairer, Simpler


COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 200, sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township), which modifies Ohio’s election law to create more accurate voter registration rolls.


10.07.13 - Senators Uecker And Beagle Shoot Clays At Bipartisan Sportsman Caucus


Senators Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) shoot clays at the Senate Bipartisan Sportsman Caucus last week.


08.15.13 - Ohio VFW Names Senator Joe Uecker 'Legislator Of The Year'


Senator Joseph Uecker (R–Miami Township) was recently presented the Legislator of the Year award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ohio.


07.12.13 - Senator Uecker Announces Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Team


Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the General Assembly’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus:
Senate Co-Chair Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township)
Senate Co-Chair: Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville)
House Co-Chair: Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R- Marysville)
House Co-Chair Representative Nick Barborak (D-Lisbon)



06.27.13 - Uecker Announces Historic Tax Cuts, Largest Investment In Public Education In A Decade


COLUMBUS– Senator Uecker (R–Loveland) today announced the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s two-year operating budget. This budget entails the largest single tax cut in the history of the state of Ohio giving tax relief to 98.5% of all Ohioans. 


06.26.13 - PHOTO: Uecker Honors Small College World Series Winners, University Of Cincinnati - Clermont College Baseball Team


COLUMBUS-Senator Joe Uecker (R-Loveland) today honored the University of Cincinnati - Clermont College baseball team on their accomplishment of winning the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College WOrld Series Championship. The team had a rigorous schedule, yet achieved a 24-7-1 record this season before winning their prestigious small college world series title.


06.21.13 - Ohio #1 Job Creator In The Nation


State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Loveland) released the following statement today, praising Ohio’s position as the number-one job creator in the nation for the month of May: 

“Two years ago we took an $8 billion budget deficit and created a surplus of $1.5 billion. During the month of May the state of Ohio created 32,000 jobs, progressing more than any other state in the U.S.  These remarkable accomplishments are certainly a result of the pro-growth strategies that myself and fellow members of the state legislature have been working on over the past two years.”


06.06.13 - Senate Passes Small Business Cut, Investment In Education


The Ohio Senate today approved House Bill 59, the state’s biennium budget proposal, which includes at its cornerstone a $1.4 billion tax cut for Ohio’s small businesses and a $717 million increase in state education funding, the largest legislative investment in education in more than 10 years. Announced by State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township), the nearly $62 billion bill acts as the state operating budget for the two-year period beginning on July 1, 2013.


05.28.13 - Senator Uecker Introduces Indigent Defense Reform Legislation


State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 139 which seeks to reform Ohio’s indigent defense system. Under the current system, each of Ohio's 88 counties operates its own indigent defense system, which has created vast discrepancies in the quality, efficiency and cost of representation.


04.17.13 - Uecker Announces $25 Million For New Job Training And Workforce Development Program


State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Loveland) today announced that the Senate has passed Senate Bill 1, a new OhioMeansJobs initiative that aims at helping Ohio’s unemployed and underemployed find work through continued education and job training.


03.01.13 - Uecker Named To Clermont County Transportation Improvement District


Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) this week named State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) as a non-voting member of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District.


02.05.13 - Sen. Uecker Addresses 2013 Ohio Hispanic Legislative Day


State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today addressed members of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and the Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during the opening session of the 2013 Ohio Hispanic Legislative Day. During the session, entitled “Many Topics, One Voice,” Senator Uecker welcomed the members to the Ohio Statehouse and reminded the attendees of the important role that immigration and diversity play in making Ohio strong.


01.09.13 - Uecker Named Vice Chairman Of State Government Oversight & Reform

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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.


01.07.13 - Uecker Is Sworn-in As State Senator For The 14th District

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As part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 130th General Assembly, State Senator Joseph Uecker (R–Miami Township) was today officially sworn in as the Senator for the 14th District. Prior to his election to the Senate, Uecker served 4 terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.