Ohio House of Representatives
|Ohio House of Representatives|
|131st Ohio General Assembly|
|4 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 5, 2015|
Speaker Pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article II, Ohio Constitution|
|November 4, 2014
|November 7, 2016
|Redistricting||Ohio Redistricting Commission|
|House of Representatives Chamber
|Ohio House of Representatives|
The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year. In 1816, the capital was moved to Columbus, where it is located today. The 131st General Assembly convened in January 2015.
Members are limited to four consecutive two-year elected terms (terms are considered consecutive if they are separated by less than two years). Time served by appointment to fill out another representative's uncompleted term does not count against the term limit. There are 99 members in the house, elected from single-member districts. Every even-numbered year, all the seats are up for re-election.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||60||39||99||0|
|July 27, 2015||64||98||1|
|August 21, 2015||33||97||2|
|Latest voting share||66%||34%|
- Speaker of the House: Cliff Rosenberger
- Speaker pro tempore: Ron Amstutz
- Majority Floor Leader: Kirk Schuring
- Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Jim Buchy
- Majority Whip: Dorothy Liggett Pelanda
- Assistant Majority Whip: Sarah LaTourette
- Minority Leader: Fred Strahorn
- Assistant Minority Leader: Nicholas J. Celebrezze
- Minority Whip: Nickie J. Antonio
- Assistant Minority Whip: Jack Cera
Members of the 131st House of Representatives
Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat
Speaker of the House
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The 102nd and current Speaker is Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Wilmington, Ohio. The duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum at all times, recognizing visitors in the galleries, controlling and providing security for the Hall, appointing members to perform the duties of the Speaker for a temporary period of time, naming committees and subcommittees and appointing their chairs and members, overseeing the performance of House employees, and signing bills, acts, resolutions, and more.
Clerk of the House
The Clerk of the House of Representatives is in charge of and regulates the distribution of records of the House. The Clerk is the custodian of legislative documents within the House. The duties of the Clerk include examining bills or resolutions before introduction, numbering bills and resolutions for filing, providing bills and documents pertaining to the bill to the chair of the corresponding committee, publishing calendars to notify the public about bills and resolutions, keeping a journal of House proceedings, superintending the presentation of bills and resolutions, and attesting writs and subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.
The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives is tasked with maintaining security and order in the House. The Sergeant-at-arms may be ordered by the Speaker to clear the aisles if this is deemed necessary by the Speaker. Other duties of the Sergeant-at-arms include controlling admission to the building, serving subpoenas and warrants issued by the House, and bringing any members found to be absent without leave to the House.
Committees and subcommittees
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public Safety
- Commerce and Labor
- Community and Family Advancement Subcommittee on Minority Affairs
- Economic and Workforce Development
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources
- Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
- Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education
- Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education
- Finance Subcommittee on Transportation
- Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development
- Government Accountability and Oversight
- Health and Aging
- Healthcare Efficiencies Study
- Local Government
- Public Utilities
- Rules and Reference
- State Government
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Ways and Means
- "Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives". www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- Republican Steven Krause (District 89) automatically removed from office following a felony conviction. 
- Effective date of resignation of Democrat Ron Gerberry (District 59), who will plead guilty to misdemeanor campaign violations. 
- "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 10 February 2016.