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Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage Of Charter School Reform Bill

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced House passage of House Bill 2, legislation he sponsored to strengthen Ohio’s charter school system. “Ohio has a long history of supporting school choice,” said Rep. Dovilla, who joint-sponsored the bill. “House Bill 2 provides viable, meaningful, and comprehensive reforms to charter school statutes, improving responsibility, transparency, […]

Protect seniors from abuse

Source: Columbus Dispatch A law to better protect seniors from neglect, abuse and exploitation deserves to be passed by the Ohio Senate. Stories of senior mistreatment, as vividly reported in The Dispatch’s March 15-16 “Elder Abuse” series, are stomach-churning. People have been scammed of their life’s savings after years of living frugally. Others have been horribly […]

Increasing Transparency In Our State Government

A transparent, honest government is something Ohioans expect and deserve.  As a vocal advocate for accountability in the public square, I have focused during my first four years in the Legislature on improving the openness of government to our state’s residents. When I began a review of transparency in state spending during my first term, […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces Ohio House Passage Of Bill To Reduce State Oil And Gas Regulatory Delays

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to strengthen and protect the property rights of individuals wishing to benefit from the oil and gas resources on their land, and to establish a timeline for which applications for unitization must be handled by the state. Currently, the […]

Legislation would help prevent seniors from ‘losing their life’s savings, property and dignity’

Source: Norwalk Reflector Author: Michael D. Pitman A bill aimed at protecting the elderly from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation is now in the hands of the Ohio Senate after unanimously passing in the House on Tuesday. House Bill 24, otherwise known as the Ohio Elder Justice Act, is being pushed by State Rep. Wes Retherford, […]

Representatives Dovilla And Retherford Announce House Passage Of Ohio Elder Justice Act

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 24, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, legislation which would strengthen the laws protecting elders from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. “The broad bipartisan support this legislation received highlights the necessity of reforming our Adult […]

Elder abuse definitions updated with House-approved proposal

Source: Columbus Dispatch Author: Jim Siegel A bill aimed at improving responses to elder abuse victims got unanimous support from the Ohio House today. House Bill 24 would update Ohio’s current definitions for elder abuse, which are “ significantly outdated,” said prime sponsor, Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea. Crafted decades ago, they focus on physical abuse, […]

Dovilla named Legislator of the Year

Source: Strongsville Post Author: Terry Brlas The Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) named state Rep. Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) Legislator of the Year at the organization’s annual award ceremony. Dovilla was one of two state legislators honored for exceptional support and commitment to improving Ohio’s election process. “I am honored to accept this award from […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage Of Legislation To Improve State’s Water Quality

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) announced that House Bill 61, legislation addressing some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio, including the recent, harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, has passed the Ohio House of Representatives during yesterday’s session. Among other provisions, Substitute House Bill 61 encourages establishing nutrient management […]

Online database for state government spending sought

Source: The Daily Reporter Author: Tiffany Parks In 2013, Ohio received a D+ rating in terms of state government transparency in spending. “We believe that grade was a little too generous,” said Rep. Jonathan Dever, R-Cincinnati. Dever has partnered with Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, to sponsor a bill that would require the state treasurer to […]

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