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Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon that updates Ohio’s insurance laws to reflect recent changes in federal law was signed today by Governor John Kasich. Senate Bill 9 suspends the Open Enrollment Program, the Ohio Health Reinsurance Program, and the conversion of health insurance policies/contracts option. These programs will be rendered unnecessary beginning in 2014 due to changes in federal law.

Senator Kevin Bacon represents the 3rd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He presides as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce & Labor. For more information, please visit www.OhioSenate.gov/Bacon.
 
 
 
  
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill Targeting Storm Repair Fraud

 

“Storm chasers in our state exploit Ohioans with shoddy workmanship and deceptive practices,” said Bacon. “Senate Bill 115 will go a long way in cracking down on these contractors.”



 
 

Bacon Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Protect Domestic Violence Victims

 

“In many cases current law does not allow for prosecution of individuals who intentionally avoid and knowingly violate protection orders,” said Bacon. “This legislation prevents people who knowingly violate protection orders from taking advantage of loopholes in the law.” 



 
 

Senate Passes Legislation To Renew Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday

 

"For the last three years we have been able to help families keep more of their hard earned money as they purchase the materials to prepare their children for success in the classroom," said Bacon. "This legislation provides Ohioans the opportunity to save money on essential clothing and school items, reducing the financial strain on families while increasing sales for local businesses." 



 
 

PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Bacon Honors Ronette Burkes As Ohio's Warden Of The Year

 

“I am honored to recognize the commitment and diligence of Warden Ronette Burkes," said Senator Bacon. “It is because of her dedication, compassion and hard work that she was rightly named the Warden of the Year by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.”