Category: Legislative Issues

April Legislative Update

Payment Assurance Legislation for Design ProfessionalsOn Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee invited Opponent Testimony on Senate Bill 49 at a third hearing, to create lien rights for Design Professionals....

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SB49 Receives Second Hearing – Mar. 2, 2021

Proponent testimony for SB49 (Payment Assurance Legislation) was presented on March 2 by AIA Ohio President Karen Planet, AIA and Bruce Sekanick, FAIA. Planet said the bill will establish “a much-needed payment assurance...

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Important Notice for K-12 from BBS

The Board of Building Standards has updated its BBS Memo regarding the moratorium for storm shelters in Group E occupancies to include the following:September 2020 Update: HB 164 adopted by the Ohio General Assembly on June 11,...

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Supreme Court Overturns Local Hiring Preferences

September 24, 2019 In a landmark decision, today the Ohio Supreme Court held that R.C. 9.75 is a lawful enactment of the Ohio General Assembly, in prohibiting local hiring preferences in construction projects.   That section...

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Tax Expenditure Review Committee Commences Hearings

The Tax Expenditure Review Committee that eventually will concern itself with Ohio’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit held its first meeting April 11 with an examination of $4.03 billion in forfeited tax revenues, the lion’s share consumed by the sales and use tax exemption on tangible personal property whose buyers manufacture other tangible personal property for sale.

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Kasich Signs Capital Budget

Gov. John Kasich signed the $2.63 billion bricks-and-mortar measure (HB 529) during a ceremony at Twin Valley Behavioral Health Hospital in Columbus. The governor pointed to efforts to stabilize the state’s budget...

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