Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee reviews legislation affecting agriculture, as well as Ohio's water and land resources, wildlife, and parks and recreation. It also reviews laws related to alcohol regulations.
 
 

November 13, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for November 13, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from November 06, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 195 (4th Hearing)
H. B. No. 168 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Matthew Hammer
LaBella Associates  
Interested Party
 
Keary McCarthy
Ohio Mayors Association  
Interested Party
 
Mark Wagenbrenner
Wagenbrenner Development  
Interested Party
 
 
 

November 06, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for November 06, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from October 22, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 167 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Kenny Yuko
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
H. B. No. 160 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Catherine Ingram
House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 195 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Carrie Yeager
Ohio Environmental Health Association  
Interested Party
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Jimmy Stewart - Ohio Water Development Authority
 
 

October 22, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for October 22, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from September 25, 2019
Bills
Sub. H. B. No. 189 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 195 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Keith E Pritchard
Slate Run Vineyard  
Proponent
 
Judith A. Robinson
Cherry Road Winery LLC  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Kenneth Davis - Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation
Todd Raines - Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation
 
 

September 25, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for September 25, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 26, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 195 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Tim Schaffer
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Sub. H. B. No. 189 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Amber Duffield
Self/Family  
Proponent
 
Henry Dammeyer, P.E.
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers  
Proponent
 
David D. Dexter, P.E.
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers  
Proponent
 
Steve Hickey
NACE International  
Proponent
 
Kevin C. Garrity
NACE International  
Proponent
 
Narasi Sridhar
NACE International  
Proponent
 
Neil Thompson
NACE International  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 168 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jason Warner
Greater Ohio Policy Center  
Proponent
 
Jennifer Price
Ohio Economic Development Association  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 131 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kingsly Berlin
Self  
Proponent
 
Melissa Best
Self  
Proponent
 
Liesa Stone, DVM
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association  
Proponent
 
Dr. Peggy Williams
Columbus State Community College Veterinary Technology  
Proponent
 
Kenichiro Yagi
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America  
Proponent
 
Rustin M Moore
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
HB 168 Sign On Letter
 
 

July 30, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for July 30, 2019
 
 
 

June 26, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for June 26, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 12, 2019
Bills
H. B. No. 59 (4th Hearing)
S. B. No. 131 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Steve Huffman
Ohio Senate  
Proponent
 
Sub. H. B. No. 189 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representatives Patterson and Blessing
House of Representatives  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 168 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Steven Arndt
State Representative  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
S. Craig Beam (Reappointment) - Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund Advisory Council
Seth Begeman - Waterways Safety Council
Patricia Haines (Reappointment) - Commercial Dog Breeding Advisory Board
Lisa Zimmerman (Reappointment) - Commercial Dog Breeding Advisory Board
 
 

June 12, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for June 12, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 29, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 2 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Matt Fisher
Lake Erie Foundation  
Proponent
 
Gail Hesse
National Wildlife Foundation  
Proponent
 
Kari Gerwin
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government  
Proponent
 
Heather Elmer
Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.  
Proponent
 
 
 

May 29, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for May 29, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 22, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 2 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
John Albers
Coalition of Ohio Regional Districts (CORD)  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 59 (3rd Hearing)
 
 

May 22, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for May 22, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 15, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 2 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Tony Seegers
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation   
Proponent
 
Bob Short
Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts   
Proponent
 
Matt Fisher
Lake Erie Foundation   
Proponent
 
Tracy Feeman
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio  
Proponent
 
Scott Higgins
Ohio Dairy Producers Association   
Proponent
 
Pete Bucher
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund   
Proponent
 
Scott Metzger/John Miller
Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio Corn and Wheat Grower Association   
Proponent
 
Adam Schwiebert
County Commissioners Association of Ohio   
Proponent
 
Becca Martin
Cargill   
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 59 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Nancy Linz
Ohio Native Plant Month, Garden Club of America  
Proponent
 
Tracy Freeman
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio  
Proponent
 
Cassie Kelly
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund   
Proponent
 
William Hendricks
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association   
Proponent
 
Hope Taft
Self  
Proponent
 
Cory C. Christopher
Cincinnati Nature Center   
Proponent
 
Lauren Miller
Birchwood School of Hawken  
Proponent
 
Deanna Stearns
Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.   
Proponent
 
Debra L. Knapke
The Garden Sage LLC   
Proponent
 
General Submissions
Letter of Support- Associated Green Industries
Letter of Support- Chadwick Arboretum
Letter of Support- MidWest Native Plant Society
Letter of Support- Nursery Growers of Lake County
Letter of Support- Ohio Invasive Plant Council
Letter of Support- Ohio Landscape Association
Letter of Support- Ohio Natural Areas Preserves Assc.
Letter of Support- Ohio Nursery and Landscape Assc.
Letter of Support- Ohio Parks and Recreation Assc.
Letter of Support- Ohio Prairie Assc.
Letter of Support- Scenic Ohio
 
 

May 15, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for May 15, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 10, 2019
Bills
H. B. No. 59 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Scott Wiggam
Ohio House of Representatives  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 2 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Bob Peterson
Ohio Senate  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Bryan Black (Reappointment) - Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Cy Prettyman (Reappointment) - Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board
Daniel Yaussy (Reappointment) - Forestry Advisory Council
Eric Roush (Reappointment) - Forestry Advisory Council
Koral Clum - Forestry Advisory Council
General Submissions
Senate Bill 2 - Power Point
 
 

April 10, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for April 10, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 27, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 45 (3rd Hearing)
Governor's Appointment(s)
Karen Stewart-Linkhart (Reappointment) - Wildlife Council
 
 

April 03, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for April 03, 2019
 
Bills
S. B. No. 45 (3rd Hearing)
Governor's Appointment(s)
Karen Stewart-Linkhart (Reappointment) - Wildlife Council
 
 

March 27, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for March 27, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 20, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 57 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Don Boyd
Ohio Bankers League  
Proponent
 
Dave Yost
Attorney General's Office  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 45 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Nancy Linz
Ohio Native Plant Month  
Proponent
 
Nathan Johnson
The Ohio Environmental Council  
Proponent
 
Lauren Miller
Birchwood School of Hawken  
Proponent
 
Lauren Miller
Birchwood School of Hawken  
Proponent
 
Dr. Cory Christopher
Cincinnati Nature Center  
Proponent
 
William Hendricks
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA)  
Proponent
 
Debra Knapke
The Garden Sage  
Proponent
 
Hope Taft
Self  
Proponent
 
Jennifer L. Windus
Ohio Invasive Plants Council & Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association  
Proponent
 
Deanna Stearns
Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
Sub Senate Bill 57 Comp Doc
 
 

March 20, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for March 20, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 13, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 45 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Bob Hackett
Ohio Senate  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 57 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Veronica Carpio
Grow Hemp Colorado  
Opponent
 
 
 

March 13, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for March 13, 2019
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 05, 2019
Bills
S. B. No. 57 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jonathan Miller
U.S. Hemp Roundtable  
Proponent
 
Kristin Mullins
Ohio Grocers Association  
Proponent
 
Chad Ferguson
Zativa  
Proponent
 
Tony Seeger
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation  
Proponent
 
Beth Wymer
Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association  
Proponent
 
Melissa Ryan
American Massage Therapy Association - Ohio Chapter  
Proponent
 
Tom Haren
Ohio Hemp Association  
Proponent
 
Tim Johnson
Ohio Cannabis Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Julie Doran
Meigs Fertilizer and Ohio Hemp Farmers Co-Operative  
Proponent
 
Theresa Daniello
TDCann Institute  
Proponent
 
Chris Ferruso
NFIB  
Proponent
 
Lora Miller
The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants  
Proponent
 
Zachary Frymier
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
David Whiting (Reappointment) - State Emergency Response Commission
G. Gary Kaster (Reappointment) - Ohio Reclamation Forfeiture Fund Advisory Board
James Carnes (Reappointment) - Liquor Control Commission
J. Randal Van Dyne (Reappointment) - State Emergency Response Commission
Lamond Jasper, Jr. - Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety
Larry Lindrose, Jr. (Reappointment) - State Emergency Response Commission
Mary Mertz - Director of the Department of Natural Resources
Michael Fitchet (Reappointment) - State Emergency Response Commission
Paul Mechling, II, DVM (Reappointment) - Wildlife Council
William Brantingham (Reappointment) - State Emergency Response Commission
William Siplivy, PE, CPG (Reappointment) - Ohio Reclamation Forfeiture Fund Advisory Board
 
 

March 05, 2019

Agenda
Agenda for March 05, 2019
 
Bills
S. B. No. 57 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Stephen Huffman
Ohio State Senate  
Proponent
 
Senator Brian Hill
Ohio State Senate  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Barry Alexin, MBA (Reappointment) - Ohio Reclamation Forfeiture Fund Advisory Board
Cynthia Emerick-Whitson (Reappointment) - Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety
Dianne (Annie) Jones (Reappointment) - State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Donald Woodward (Reappointment) - Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety
Dorothy Pelanda - Director of the Department of Agriculture
Laurie Stevenson - Director of the Environmental Protection Agency
Matthew Verbsky, DVM, MS (Reappointment) - State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Nancy O'Connor, D.V.M. (Reappointment) - State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Nicholas Blois - Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety
 
 
 
 
 
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