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.
"We are fortunate to live in a society where our voice at the ballot box is held with such high regard," said Bacon. "In many places around the world, the voices of the governed are silenced by oppressive governments."
“This bill closes a loophole in Ohio Law so that offenders who violate a protection order cannot escape prosecution by avoiding service of the order,” said Senator Bacon, “Today we are cracking down on violent offenders who choose to ignore a court’s order, and preventing victims from enduring further torment.”
Next week, Black Friday will get a run for its money. For the first time ever, a new Sales Tax Holiday will exempt sales tax on essential back-to-school items for Ohio families as summer winds to a close.
"This is an incredible birthday party for G&J Pepsi," said Bacon. "I'm proud to recognize the talented leadership team at G&J Pepsi for their innovative approach to doing business here in central Ohio."