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News in Ohio’s Horse Racing Industry!

Published: Apr 11, 2017

Ohio has seven commercial race horse tracks. Three tracks race Thoroughbred horses, as you would see in the Kentucky Derby, and four tracks race Standardbred horses, as you would see at the Little Brown Jug. In addition, there are over 60 county fairs that have…

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UPDATE – Medical Marijuana Cultivator Rules Clear JCARR

Published: Apr 11, 2017

UPDATE! JCARR cleared the rules for cultivators and other general provisions regarding the medical marijuana control program. The application process will begin in June 2017. The Department of Commerce will begin reviewing applications in July 2017. The Department of Commerce will have two sets of…

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Court: Construction Building Permit Led to Breach of Contract

Published: Apr 03, 2017

A construction contractor agreed to install a chimney for a radiant wood-burning stove as part of a residential renovation. When construction began, the contractor refused to install the chimney near a combustible wall, as creating a fire hazard. Owner sued for breach of contract, having…

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Construction and Education in New Legislation

Published: Apr 03, 2017

Four bills concern education in construction, or construction of educational institutions. House Bill 110 would create a college-credit Apprenticeship Program for high school students. Sponsored by Representative Christina Hagan (R, Alliance), the bill would award college credits to eligible high school students, employed by businesses…

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What You Need to Know About Active Duty Licensure by Endorsement

Published: Apr 03, 2017

An active duty service person and spouse would receive a year’s professional license, such as a construction contractor’s license, if the person holds a similar license in another state under House Bill 75, sponsored by freshman Representative Theresa Gavarone (R, Bowling Green). The new law…

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Are Changes Coming to Building Code Legislation in Ohio?

Published: Apr 03, 2017

Three bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly will change current law relating to Building Codes, including allowing a township to adopt its own Code provisions. Senate Bill 43, sponsored by Senator Kevin Bacon (R, Columbus), would grant authority to townships to override the Ohio…

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Two New Ohio Bills Introduced for Contractor Registration

Published: Apr 03, 2017

Two new bills would create state registration of Roofing Contractors and Home Improvement Contractors, initiatives that began in the prior General Assembly session. Senate Bill 115, sponsored by Senator Kevin Bacon (R, Columbus), would require any Roofing Contractor to register with the Ohio Construction Industry…

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State Medical Board May Be Required to Expedite Applications

Published: Mar 28, 2017

House Bill 75 (HB 75) was introduced February 21, 2017. The sponsors, Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), recognize that Ohio has burdensome occupational licensing requirements, and often does not recognize licenses earned and issued in another state. In general, Ohio may…

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