From the desk of State Representative Dan Ramos
At the start of this year, we were able to get the endorsement of the Ohio Craft Brewer’s Association, which we were very pleased about. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting a first hearing on the legislation in the House Committee on Policy and Legislative Oversight, which is chaired by Rep. Dovilla. There’s a pretty good article that ran recently on Cleveland.com summarizing the current progress, it can be found here. In the article, the Chair’s office indicated that, with the various Mid-Biennium Review bills pending before the House, there was no target date for the first scheduled hearing. There is no procedure in place to force a hearing to be called as it is within the full discretion of the chair of each committee, who is appointed by the Speaker of the House.
Once this bill is called for a first hearing, I will send out another legislative update to those who have asked to be kept in the loop.
Thanks for your continued interest, let me know if you have any other questions.
John Tyler | Legislative Aide
Office of Representative Dan Ramos