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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Hottinger Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Create Full-time Perry County Judgeship

 

“Creation of the Perry County Municipal Court will help to address the growing caseload and allow for more personalized attention to be given to drug-related cases, which has the potential to reduce recidivism,” said Hottinger.



 
 

Hottinger To Serve On The Ohio Ballot Board

 

“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."



 
 

Hottinger Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

“The Legislative Service Commission fellows that I have had the privilege of working with are incredibly smart and driven individuals who have gone on to great careers in government and the private sector," said Hottinger. "I encourage any new college graduate to apply to this meaningful fellowship because they will acquire the experience and skills necessary to be successful in life.”



 
 

Hottinger Sponsors Legislation Helping Families Save For College And Disability Related Expenses

 

“Senate Bill 5 is an important piece of legislation in pursuit of the Ohio Senate’s goal to reduce the financial burden of higher education because it will allow Ohio taxpayers to keep more of their hard earned money if it is set aside into a college savings account. The legislation also helps families who have a child with a disability by increasing the maximum tax deductions for Ohio’s ABLE saving accounts.”