Top Priorities

 For the remainder of the 132nd General Assembly

1. Unemployment Compensation

Fix the broke and broken unemployment compensation system by adjusting both how much is paid into the fund and how much is being paid out in benefits.

Key legislation we support: HB 620 (131st General Assembly)


Blog posts:

March 1, 2018 Legislation Curbing Disability Accessibility Lawsuit Abuse Passes Ohio House

February 22, 2018 ADA Public Accommodations Law Reform on its Way

November 3, 2017 Hearings on Unemployment Compensation Bill Continue

October 12, 2017 Unemployment Bill Introduced – More Work Needed

August 18, 2016 Joint Legislative Committee Created to Fix Unemployment Compensation System

2. Anti-Discrimination Laws

Bring balance and predictability to employment discrimination laws that currently create a compliance nightmare and put Ohio’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

Key legislation we support: HB 2

Blog posts:

May 10, 2017 House Committee Passes Bill Restoring Balance to Employment Discrimination Law

February 15, 2017 Bill to Level Playing Field in Employment Discrimination Cases Has First Hearing

February 2, 2017 Bill Restoring Balance to Ohio’s Employment Discrimination Laws Introduced

3. Health Care Mandates

Reduce the threat of more one-size-fits-all health insurance mandates that lead to higher employer health care premiums.

Key legislation we support: HB 450

Blog posts:

March 2, 2018 Ohio Chamber makes the case for Health Insurance Mandate Relief

December 14, 2017 Health Care Mandate Relief the Goal of New Ohio Chamber-Backed Bill

4. Regulatory Reform

Build upon the existing authority of successful Common Sense Initiative to minimize the negative impact that state regulations have on businesses.

Key legislation we support: SB 221

Blog posts:

August 3, 2018 Kasich Vetoes Much-Needed Regulatory Reform Bill

June 29, 2018 House and Senate Overwhelmingly pass Ohio Chamber Priority Bill

October 20, 2017 OSBC Supports Newly Introduced Reform Legislation

August 14, 2017 Regulatory Reform: Ohio Can Make It Happen This Year

5. Energy Efficiency Requirements

Protect businesses from the escalating costs of energy efficiency mandates.

Blog Posts:

June 7, 2018 Debate on Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Mandates Continue

May 18, 2018 Conversation Restarted on Ohio’s Energy Policy

January 11, 2018 Ohio Chamber Testifies in Support of Energy Efficiency Mandate Reform

January 3, 2018 New Year Begins with Focus on Familiar Topic: Reforming Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Mandates

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