COLUMBUS—State Senator Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) today announced the House passage and Senate concurrence of Substitute Senate Bill 135, which aims to enhance higher education and workforce development in Ohio.
“This bill is for Ohio students and their families. Receiving quality education and training had an incredible impact on my life and my career," said Cirino. "It is imperative for this state to increase the affordability and accessibility of higher education for our students, so that our in-demand jobs are met with a qualified workforce."
Major components of the legislation include:
"This legislation is the product of an open and collaborative process between a wide array of stakeholders and interested parties. Much of the input we received is not only included in this legislation, but makes Senate Bill 135 a win-win for our students and post-secondary institutions,” added Cirino.
“Senate Bill 135 is one of the most comprehensive higher education reform bills passed by Ohio legislators in many years,” Chancellor Randy Gardner said. “Our colleges and universities are important to our state’s workforce and economic future, so I’m pleased the Senate and House worked closely together on this impactful legislation.”
For more information on Senate Bill 135, contact Senator Cirino's office at (614) 644-7718 or Cirino@OhioSenate.gov