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.
 
 

September 21, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for September 21, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 22, 2021
Governor's Appointment(s)
Diane Miller - Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Tim Bowers - Advisory Board on Amusement Ride Safety
General Submissions
Presentation - Ohio Gas Association
 
 

June 22, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 22, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 15, 2021
Bills
Sub. H. B. No. 229 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 171 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jenny Morgan
Self  
Opponent
 
Roxanne Groff
Ohio Brine Task Force  
Opponent
 
William Lyons
Ohio Community Rights Network  
Opponent
 
Greg Pace
Columbus Community Bill of Rights  
Opponent
 
Andrew Koosed
Omega Fats Action Network  
Opponent
 
Paul Sherlock
Self  
Opponent
 
Sandy Bolzenius
Self  
Opponent
 
Elaine Wolter
Self  
Opponent
 
Ronald Prosek
FaCT- Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future  
Opponent
 
Jeanne Nightingale
Sierra Club Miami Group  
Opponent
 
Susie Beiersdorfer
Ohio Community Rights Network  
Opponent
 
Gwen Fischer
Ohio Community Rights Network  
Opponent
 
Kathie Jones
Ohio Community Rights Network  
Opponent
 
Tish O'Dell
Ohio Community Rights Network  
Opponent
 
Robert Krasen
Columbus Community Bill of Rights  
Opponent
 
Amalie Lipstreu
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association  
Opponent
 
Patrick O'Connor
Self  
Opponent
 
Rev. Joan VanBecelaere
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio  
Opponent
 
Nancy King Smith
Self  
Opponent
 
Heather Cantino
Athens County's Future Action Network  
Opponent
 
John C Calhoun
Self  
Opponent
 
Dr Julie Weatherington-Rice
Self  
Interested Party
 
General Submissions
Roxanne Groff - Accompanying Document 1
Roxanne Groff - Accompanying Document 2
Jenny Morgan - Accompanying Document 1
Jenny Morgan - Accompanying Document 2
Jenny Morgan - Accompanying Document 3
Jenny Morgan - Accompanying Document 4
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 1
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 2
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 3
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 4
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 5
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 6
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 7
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 8
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 9
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 10
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice - Accompanying Document 11
Elaine Wolter - Accompanying Document 1
Elaine Wolter - Accompanying Document 2
 
 

June 15, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 15, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 25, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 143 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Andy Swaim
Ohio Chemistry Technology Council  
Opponent
 
Tyler S. Converse
Association of Ohio Drinking Water Agencies, Inc.  
Opponent
 
Sub. H. B. No. 229 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jeff Hoffman
Ohio Campground Owners Association  
Proponent
 
Chris Ferruso and Kevin Shimp
Ohio NFIB and Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Brya Long
Long's Retreat Family Resort  
Proponent
 
 
 

May 25, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 25, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 18, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 102 (4th Hearing)
Sub. H. B. No. 229 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative D.J. Swearingen
Ohio House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
Representative Shane Wilkin
Ohio House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 171 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Dr. William Rish
Self  
Proponent
 
Dave Mansbery
Nature's Own Source  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 164 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Amy Beichler
PAWS Ohio  
Proponent
 
Corey Roscoe
The Humane Society of the United States  
Proponent
 
Vicki Lee Deisner
Animal Welfare Institute  
Proponent
 
Sharon Harvey
Cleveland Animal Protective League  
Proponent
 
Jim Conroy
Campbell Police Department  
Proponent
 
J. Jeffery Holland and DanaMarie Pannella
Holland & Muirden, Attorneys at Law  
Proponent
 
Lori Carlson
Licking County Humane Society  
Proponent
 
Colleen Evans
Ohio Animal Welfare Federation  
Proponent
 
Kyle A. Silvers, Esq.
Self  
Proponent
 
Michael L. Altiere
City of Warren Police Department  
Proponent
 
Det. Sgt. Todd R. Curtis
Perrysburg Township Police Department Detective Division  
Proponent
 
Beth Sheehan
Paws and the Law  
Proponent
 
Pat Lawrence
Friend of the Highland County Dog Pound  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 143 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Josephus Carlton
Self  
Proponent
 
Mike Piccirilli
Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
SB 164 - Vicki Deisner Accompanying Document
 
 

May 18, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 18, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 11, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 143 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator O'Brien
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 164 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Hottinger and Senator Yuko
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 171 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Hoagland and Senator Rulli
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 83 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Tania Menesse
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 102 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jean-Philippe Dorval
Prevention Action Alliance  
Opponent
 
 
 

May 11, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 11, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 23, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 83 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 102 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Elmer Steingass
American Homebrewers Association  
Proponent
 
Matt Cole
Fat Heads Brewery and Restaurant  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
J. Randal Van Dyne - State Emergency Response Commission
Michael Stinziano - Liquor Control Commission
Scott Myers - State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Larry Lindrose - State Emergency Response Commission
Christopher Dobeck - State Auctioneers Commission
Frances Buchholzer - Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission
 
 

March 23, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 23, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 16, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 102 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Kristina Roegner
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
John Moorhead
American Homebrewers Association  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 83 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jason Warner
Greater Ohio Policy Center  
Proponent
 
Kent Scarrett
Ohio Municipal League  
Proponent
 
Jon Honeck
County Commissioners Association of Ohio  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 84 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Aaron Clapper
Greater Ohio Policy Center  
Proponent
 
Michael Grauwelman
Montgomery County Land Bank  
Proponent
 
Kent Scarrett
Ohio Municipal League  
Proponent
 
Stephanie Kromer
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Gus Frangos
The Ohio Land Bank Association  
Proponent
 
Matt Hammer
LaBella Associates  
Proponent
 
Joe Reidy
Thrive Companies  
Proponent
 
Melissa Johnson
Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority  
Proponent
 
Nathan Johnson
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund  
Proponent
 
Tracy Freeman
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association
Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association - Powerpoint
 
 

March 16, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 16, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 02, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 83 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams and Senator Michael Rulli
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 84 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams and Senator Michael Rulli
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Dan Ridi - Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board
Larry Burks - Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board
Michael Fitchet - State Emergency Response Commission
Ronald O'Brien - Liquor Control Commission
Michael Dinneen - Materials Management Advisory Council
Michael Curtin - Ohio Expositions Commission
John Page - Ohio Expositions Commission
George Mizer - Reclamation Commission
Danielle Gill - Forestry Advisory Council
General Submissions
Ohio Oil and Gas Association Presentation
American Petroleum Institute Presentation
 
 

March 02, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 02, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 09, 2021
General Submissions
Chairman Andy Doehrel
General Manager Virgil Strickler
 
 

February 09, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for February 09, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 02, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 28 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Mick Brown
Ohio Falconry Association  
Proponent
 
 
 

February 02, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for February 02, 2021
 
Bills
S.B. No. 28
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Frank Hoagland
Self  
Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
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