Ohio House Bill 166 - Workforce Development

To revise the laws governing the state's workforce development system, programs that may be offered by primary and secondary schools, certificates of qualification for employment, and the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency, and to designate the first week of May as In-Demand Jobs Week.

SUMMARY:

  • Removes the requirement that the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency recieve Controlling Board approval to release funds for personal care assistance for individuals with severe physical disabilities
  • Changes "person with a disability" to "eligible individual with a disability"
  • Expands definition of physical or mental impairment

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Reineke, Cupp

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Arndt, Barnes, Becker, Blessing, Carfagna, Craig,
Dever, DeVitis, Fedor, Green, Hambley, Henne, Huffman, McColley**, Miller, Reece,
Rezabek, Riedel, Romanchuk, Ryan, Scherer, Seitz, Smith, R., Sprague

** Indicates the individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

COMMITTEE:

House Higher Education and Workforce Development

COMPANION BILL:

Senate Bill 3

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-166

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-166

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on March 28, 2017

Referred to Committee on May 1, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

May 17, 2017
June 7, 2017
September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 11, 2017
March 7, 2018

This bill did not pass during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

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