Governor Signs Two Bills Sponsored By Stinziano Into Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Rep. Michael Stinziano credited bipartisan leadership and cooperation as Gov. John R. Kasich signed two measures sponsored by Stinziano into law on Wednesday.

“Continued bipartisan cooperation and leadership, like the kind shown in the development of these bills, is needed to develop the common-sense solutions to the problems that face our great state,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat. “I will continue to work across the aisle to look for these sorts of innovative solutions.”

Kasich signed the following two bills lead sponsored by Stinziano into law:

  • HB 420, sponsored by now state Sen. Bob Peterson, R-Sabina, and Stinziano, D-Columbus. The measure was requested by small business owners throughout Ohio and deals with the licensing of commercial nuisance wild animal control operators. It requires, among other things, a person who provides nuisance wild animal removal or control services for hire to obtain an annual license from the Chief of the Division of Wildlife.

  • HB 143, sponsored by Stinziano and state Rep. Sean O’Brien, D-Brookfield. The measure implements statewide standards when a young athlete demonstrates the signs or symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injury.  The legislation also prohibits a school authority from allowing a student to practice for or compete in interscholastic athletics until the student has submitted a signed form stating that the student and the student's parent or other guardian has received a concussion and head injury information sheet created by the Department of Health.