"During an emergency, we need people to lend a helping hand without reservation," said Obhof, who co-sponsored the bill. "Existing laws could dissuade professionals from responding during crises, when their services are needed the most. House Bill 17 will help our communities to respond to and rebound from emergencies."
"It is a sobering reality that this modern-day slavery occurs in our state and is a growing criminal enterprise nationwide," said Obhof. "Ohio's legislature is working with the governor, attorney general and law enforcement to fight these heinous crimes."
State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and State Representative Stephen Hambley (R-Brunswick) invite Medina community residents to attend district office hours on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Medina County District Library.
"Events like this help to foster attitudes of mutual respect among residents and law enforcement and other public safety professionals," said State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina), who will serve as a guest speaker during Saturday's kick off event. "This week will emphasize positive community relations built on open dialogue and appreciation for those who put their lives on the line to protect us everyday."
As Majority Whip and as a member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, Sen. Obhof has worked diligently to encourage efficiencies in state government. Among Obhof’s accomplishments was sponsorship of Senate Bill 26 (131st GA), a bill to reduce the filing fees to start a new business in Ohio by more than 20 percent. Sen. Obhof also sponsored Senate Bill 28 (130th GA), tax conformity legislation that enabled taxpayers to make adjustments to returns to decrease tax liabilities and compliance costs.
"I am happy that the Adjutant General is taking the right steps to keep our troops safe while they serve our state," said Obhof. “I worked with leadership from the Guard and encouraged them to take action, and am pleased that their thoughtful process has resulted in a very sensible solution.”
"Lieutenant Colonel Allen demonstrated incredible courage and character both during his time in the service and through his work in the Richland County community," said Obhof. "I hope that this memorial serves as a reminder, for all Ohioans, of the sacrifices made to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day.”
"Today, we recognize the major contributions that the people of Millersburg have made to our state and nation over the last 200 years,” Obhof said. “It is an honor to represent such a fine community, and I am confident that Millersburg will have a future as vibrant as its past."
State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) issued the following statement today in response to recent findings by Attorney General Mike DeWine revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of sending the remains of aborted babies to landfills.