COLUMBUS—Senate President Larry Obhof last week appointed State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) to serve on the Ohio Ballot Board, which is comprised of five members, including Ohio's Secretary of State.
 
“It is a privilege to be chosen to serve on the Ohio Ballot Board," said Senator Hottinger. "I look forward to working with Secretary Husted and the rest of the Board to ensure that the issues put before Ohio's voters are easy to understand and consistent with the rules laid out in Ohio law."

Ohio’s Ballot Board has existed since 1974 when voters approved its creation in the Ohio Constitution. One of its main responsibilities is to draft ballot language for proposed amendments to the Constitution using simplified language so that voters understand why they are being asked to amend the Constitution.  
 
Ohio’s Constitution permits both Ohio voters and the General Assembly with the ability to propose amendments to the Constitution. Any amendment that is proposed must ultimately be approved by Ohio’s voters. Ohio is one of 26 states that affords this right in its Constitution. 
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Senator Hottinger's Bill Creating A Full-time Perry County Judgeship Heads To Governor For Signature

 

"Today's passage is welcomed news for the people of Perry County," said Hottinger, who sponsored the bill in the Ohio Senate. "I look forward to carrying this bill across the finish line in the coming weeks."



 
 

Statement From Senator Jay Hottinger On Union Hospital Announcement

 

“Union Hospital has been providing quality healthcare for Tuscarawas County and the valley for over 111 years. While we all would love to see the hospital maintain its independence, the growing challenges facing all community hospitals cannot be denied..."



 
 

Senate Passes Legislation Helping Rebuild Lives Of Human Trafficking Victims

 

“I voted in support of this important legislation because victims of human trafficking deserve a fresh start, free from criminal convictions that through no fault of their own, are on their record," said Senator Hottinger.



 
 

Hottinger Issues Statement Regarding Attack In Kirkersville

 

State Senator Jay Hottinger today issued a statement regarding the shooting incident that occurred this morning at a nursing home facility in Kirkersville, Ohio.