Issue Advocacy

 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 HouseFebruary 22, 2018 ADA Public Accommodations Law Reform on its WayNovember 3, 2017 Hearings on Unemployment Compensation Bill ContinueOctober 12, 2017 Unemployment Bill Introduced - More Work NeededAugust 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 2Blog posts:May 10, 2017 House Committee Passes Bill Restoring Balance to Employment Discrimination LawFebruary 15, 2017 Bill to Level Playing Field in Employment Discrimination Cases Has First HearingFebruary 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 450Blog posts:March 2, 2018 Ohio Chamber makes the case for Health Insurance Mandate ReliefDecember 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 221Blog posts:August 3, 2018 Kasich Vetoes Much-Needed Regulatory Reform BillJune 29, 2018 House and Senate Overwhelmingly pass Ohio Chamber Priority BillOctober 20, 2017 OSBC Supports Newly Introduced Reform LegislationAugust 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 ContinueMay 18, 2018 Conversation Restarted on Ohio's Energy PolicyJanuary 11, 2018 Ohio Chamber Testifies in Support of Energy Efficiency Mandate ReformJanuary 3, 2018 New Year Begins with Focus on Familiar Topic: Reforming Ohio's Energy Efficiency MandatesFor a printable .pdf version of this information, click here 


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