Insurance Committee
The Insurance Committee oversees legislation affecting insurance in Ohio.
 
 

May 25, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for May 25, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 18, 2022
Bills
Am. H. B. No. 447 (4th Hearing)
 
 

May 18, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for May 18, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 30, 2022
Bills
Am. H. B. No. 447 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 302 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Danielle DeLeon Spires
Ohio Poverty Law Center  
Interested Party
 
Zach Schiller
Policy Matters Ohio  
Opponent
 
Dustin Russell
Equifax  
Interested Party
 
 
 

March 30, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for March 30, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 16, 2022
Bills
S. B. No. 273 (4th Hearing)
S. B. No. 302 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Shimp
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Brian Sikma
Opportunity Solutions Project  
Proponent
 
Chris Ferruso
National Federation of Independent Businesses  
Proponent
 
Andy Swaim
Ohio Chemistry Technology Council  
Proponent
 
Am. H. B. No. 447 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Shimp
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Cameron Garczyk
National Federation of Independent Businesses  
Proponent
 
 
 

March 16, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for March 16, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 16, 2022
Bills
S. B. No. 273 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Shimp
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Gregory Lestini
Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies  
Interested Party
 
Am. H. B. No. 447 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Lampton
Ohio House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 302 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Reineke and Senator Hackett
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Geoffrey Bishop - Ohio Fair Plan Underwriting Association Board of Governors
 
 

February 16, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for February 16, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 09, 2022
Bills
S. B. No. 273 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Michelle Stoughton
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield  
Proponent
 
Chris Petersen
Coalition of Heath Insurers  
Proponent
 
Alan F. Berliner
Ohio Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association  
Interested Party
 
Kelly O'Reilly
Ohio Association of Health Plans  
Interested Party
 
 
 

February 09, 2022

Agenda
Agenda for February 09, 2022
 
Minutes
Minutes from December 15, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 273 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Hottinger and Senator Hackett
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
 
 

December 15, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for December 15, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from November 30, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 236 (5th Hearing)
S. B. No. 256 (5th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Adam R. Shores
American Property Casualty Insurance Association  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 228 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Rebecca J. Steinhauser
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality  
Opponent
 
Kevin Shimp
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Zach Schiller
Policy Matters Ohio  
Opponent
 
Theresa Ann Hunter
Legal Talent Recruiting   
Opponent
 
Megan O'Dell
Ohio Poverty Law Center  
Opponent
 
Kelsey Bergfeld
Advocates for Ohio's Future  
Opponent
 
 
 

December 08, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for December 08, 2021
 
Bills
S. B. No. 236 (5th Hearing)
S. B. No. 256 (5th Hearing)
 
 

November 30, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for November 30, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from November 17, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 236 (4th Hearing)
S. B. No. 256 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Gregory Lestini
Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies   
Proponent
 
Jeff Smith
Ohio Insurance Agents Association  
Proponent
 
Michael D. Farley
Ohio Insurance Institute  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
SB 256 Sub Bill Analysis
 
 

November 17, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for November 17, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from November 10, 2021
Bills
H. B. No. 184 (4th Hearing)
S. B. No. 236 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 256 (3rd Hearing)
 
 

November 10, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for November 10, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from October 27, 2021
Bills
H. B. No. 188 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Gwendolyn Snell
Dialysis Patient Citizens  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 184 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 236 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Michael Stern
Chubb Insurance  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 256 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Michael Byrne
US Travel Insurance Association  
Proponent
 
Duke de Haas
Allianz Partners  
Proponent
 
Melissa Lloyd
Nationwide  
Proponent
 
Michael Farley
Ohio Insurance Institute  
Proponent
 
 
 

October 27, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for October 27, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from September 22, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 236 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Lang and Senator Wilson
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 256 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Wilson
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 228 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Tom Balzer
Ohio Trucking Association  
Proponent
 
Joseph Savarise
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association  
Proponent
 
Joseph Horvath
Opportunity Solutions Project   
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 188 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Andrew Mullins
Lifeline of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Gregory Gantt - Unemployment Compensation Review Commission
 
 

September 22, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for September 22, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from September 15, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 228 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Schaffer
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 220 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Nicole Rawson
Insulin Affordability   
Proponent
 
Lisa L. Retterer
Herself  
Proponent
 
Kathryn Poe
Self, personal capacity  
Proponent
 
Cassandra Freeland and Aaron Brogdon
Self  
Proponent
 
John Kennedy
Volunteer with Insulin4All Ohio  
Proponent
 
Janet G. Zappe
The American Diabetes Association  
Proponent
 
Lisa Boley
Self  
Proponent
 
Gary Dougherty
American Diabetes Association  
Proponent
 
Kelly Bolin
–  
Proponent
 
Mindy Hedges
–  
Proponent
 
Latoya Peterson
AARP Ohio  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 188 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Dr. Steve Woodle
UC Health  
Proponent
 
Jami S. Bell
National Kidney Foundation  
Proponent
 
Gwendolyn Snell
Dialysis Patient Citizens  
Proponent
 
Dave Greenspan
The MetroHealth Systems  
Proponent
 
Kenneth Chavin, M.D., Ph.D.
University Hospitals  
Proponent
 
Charles Miller, MD
Cleveland Clinic  
Proponent
 
Michael Stevenson
National Kidney Foundation  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 184 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Mary Beth Foley
Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Stephanie McCloud - Administrator of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Michael Taylor - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
Tracie Sanchez - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
Kenneth Haffey - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
David Currier - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
 
 

September 15, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for September 15, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 02, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 220 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Craig & Senator Manning
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
H. B. No. 184 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Rick Cafagna
Ohio House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
H. B. No. 188 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Representative Brian Lampton & Representative Jon Cross
Ohio House of Representatives  
Sponsor
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Michael Taylor - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
Tracie Sanchez - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
Kenneth Haffey - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
David Currier - Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors
 
 

June 02, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 02, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 26, 2021
Bills
Sub. H. B. No. 75 (3rd Hearing)
 
 

May 26, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 26, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 19, 2021
Bills
Sub. H. B. No. 75 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Shimp
Ohio Chamber of Commerce  
Proponent
 
Sam Marcellino
Ohio Association for Justice   
Interested Party
 
Rachael Carl
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association  
Proponent
 
Jared Weiser
NFIB  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Daniel Massey - Industrial Commission of Ohio
 
 

May 19, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 19, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 12, 2021
Bills
Sub. H. B. No. 75 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Administrator John Logue
Bureau of Workers' Compensation  
Proponent
 
 
 

May 12, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 12, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 28, 2021
Bills
Am. H. B. No. 76 (2nd Hearing)
 
 

April 28, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for April 28, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 24, 2021
Bills
Am. H. B. No. 76 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Chairman Jim Hughes and Tom Connor
Ohio Industrial Commission  
Proponent
 
 
 

March 24, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 24, 2021
 
Bills
S. B. No. 116 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Ohio Grocers Association
–  
Proponent
 
General Submissions
minutes 3/17/21
 
 

March 17, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 17, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 10, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 116 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Bob Hackett and Bill Reineke
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
 
 

March 10, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 10, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 24, 2021
Governor's Appointment(s)
Judith French - Director of the Department of Insurance
 
 

February 24, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for February 24, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 17, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 27 (3rd Hearing)
 
 

February 17, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for February 17, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from February 10, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 27 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Christina Elliott
Ohio Deferred Compensation  
Proponent
 
 
 

February 10, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for February 10, 2021
 
Bills
S. B. No. 27 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Jay Hottinger
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
General Submissions
About Griffith Foundation
About Surety Bonds
 
 
 
 
 
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