Ohio House of Representatives

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Ohio House of Representatives
131st Ohio General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 5, 2015
Leadership
Cliff Rosenberger (R)
Since January 5, 2015
Speaker Pro Tempore
Ron Amstutz (R)
Since January 5, 2015
Majority Leader
Barbara Sears (R)
Since January 7, 2013
Minority Leader
Fred Strahorn (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Structure
Seats 99
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Ohio.svg
Political groups
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article II, Ohio Constitution
Salary $60,584/year
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(99 seats)
Next election
November 7, 2016
(99 seats)
Redistricting Ohio Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
Ohio House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
Website
Ohio House of Representatives

The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate.

The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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.[1]

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.

Composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 60 39 99 0
Begin 65 34 99 0
July 27, 2015[2] 64 98 1
August 21, 2015[3] 33 97 2
Latest voting share 66% 34%

Leadership[edit]

Majority[edit]

Minority[edit]

Members of the 131st House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First Elected Term Limited
1 Ron Amstutz Rep Wooster 2008 2016
2 Mark Romanchuk Rep Mansfield 2012 2020
3 Tim Brown Rep Bowling Green 2012 2020
4 Robert Cupp Rep Lima 2014 2022
5 Tim Ginter Rep Salem 2014 2022
6 Marlene Anielski Rep Independence 2010 2018
7 Mike Dovilla Rep Berea 2010 2018
8 Kent Smith Dem Euclid 2014 2022
9 Janine Boyd Dem Cleveland Heights 2014 2022
10 Bill Patmon Dem Cleveland 2010 2018
11 Stephanie Howse Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Dem Cleveland 2010 2018
13 Nickie Antonio Dem Lakewood 2010 2018
14 Martin J. Sweeney Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Dem Parma 2012 (Appt.) 2020
16 Nan Baker Rep Westlake 2008 2016
17 Michael Curtin Dem Marble Cliff 2012 2020
18 Kristin Boggs Dem Italian Village 2016 (Appt.) 2024
19 Anne Gonzales Rep Westerville 2010 2018
20 Heather Bishoff Dem Blacklick 2012 2020
21 Mike Duffey Rep Worthington 2010 2018
22 David J. Leland Dem Columbus 2014 2022
23 Cheryl Grossman Rep Grove City 2008 2016
24 Stephanie Kunze Rep Hilliard 2012 2020
25 Kevin Boyce Dem Columbus 2012 (Appt.) 2020
26 Hearcel Craig Dem Columbus 2014 2022
27 Tom Brinkman Rep Cincinnati 2014 2022
28 Jonathan Dever Rep Madeira 2014 2022
29 Louis Blessing Rep Cincinnati 2012 2020
30 Louis Terhar Rep Cincinnati 2011 (Appt.) 2020
31 Denise Driehaus Dem Cincinnati 2008 2016
32 Christie Bryant Dem Cincinnati 2014 2022
33 Alicia Reece Dem Cincinnati 2010 (Appt.) 2018
34 Emilia Sykes Dem Akron 2014 2022
35 Greta Johnson Dem Akron 2014 2022
36 Anthony DeVitis Rep Uniontown 2011 (Appt.) 2020
37 Kristina Roegner Rep Hudson 2010 2018
38 Marilyn Slaby Rep Akron 2012 (Appt.) 2020
39 Fred Strahorn Dem Dayton 2012 2020
40 Michael Henne Rep Clayton 2010 2018
41 Jim Butler Rep Oakwood 2011 (Appt.) 2020
42 Niraj Antani Rep Miamisburg 2014 (Appt.) 2022
43 Jeff Rezabek Rep Clayton 2014 2022
44 Michael Ashford Dem Toledo 2010 2018
45 Teresa Fedor Dem Toledo 2010 2018
46 Michael Sheehy Dem Toledo 2013 (Appt.) 2022
47 Vacant
48 Kirk Schuring Rep Canton 2010 2018
49 Stephen Slesnick Dem Canton 2008 (Appt.) 2016
50 Christina Hagan Rep Alliance 2011 (Appt.) 2020
51 Wes Retherford Rep Hamilton 2012 2020
52 Margaret Conditt Rep Liberty Township 2011 (Appt.) 2020
53 Timothy Derickson Rep Oxford 2008 2016
54 Paul Zeltwanger Rep Mason 2014 2022
55 Nathan Manning Rep North Ridgeville 2014 2022
56 Dan Ramos Dem Lorain 2010 2018
57 Terry Boose Rep Norwalk 2008 2016
58 Michelle Lepore-Hagan Dem Youngstown 2014 2022
59 John Boccieri Dem Poland 2015 (Appt.) 2024
60 John Rogers Dem Mentor-on-the-Lake 2012 2020
61 Ron Young Rep LeRoy Township 2010 2018
62 Ron Maag Rep Lebanon 2008 2016
63 Sean O'Brien Dem Brookfield 2010 2018
64 Michael O'Brien Dem Warren 2014 2022
65 John Becker Rep Union Township 2012 2020
66 Doug Green Rep Mt. Orab 2012 2020
67 Andrew Brenner Rep Powell 2010 2018
68 Margaret Ruhl Rep Mount Vernon 2008 2016
69 Steve Hambley Rep Brunswick 2014 2022
70 Dave Hall Rep Millersburg 2008 2016
71 Scott Ryan Rep Newark 2014 2022
72 Bill Hayes Rep Harrison Township 2010 2018
73 Rick Perales Rep Beavercreek 2012 2020
74 Bill Dean Rep Xenia 2016 (Appt.) 2024
75 Kathleen Clyde Dem Kent 2010 2018
76 Sarah LaTourette Rep Bainbridge Township 2014 2022
77 Tim Schaffer Rep Lancaster 2014 2022
78 Ron Hood Rep Ashville 2012 2020
79 Kyle Koehler Rep Springfield 2014 2022
80 Steve Huffman Rep Tipp City 2014 2022
81 Rob McColley Rep Napoleon 2014 2022
82 Tony Burkley Rep Paulding 2012 2020
83 Robert Sprague Rep Findlay 2011 (Appt.) 2020
84 Jim Buchy Rep Greenville 2011 (Appt.) 2020
85 Nino Vitale Rep Urbana 2014 2022
86 Dorothy Liggett Pelanda Rep Marysville 2011 (Appt.) 2020
87 Jeffrey McClain Rep Upper Sandusky 2008 2016
88 Bill Reineke Rep Tiffin 2014 2022
89 Steve Arndt Rep Port Clinton 2015 (Appt.) 2024
90 Terry Johnson Rep McDermott 2010 2018
91 Cliff Rosenberger Rep Clarksville 2010 2018
92 Gary Scherer Rep Circleville 2012 (Appt.) 2020
93 Ryan Smith Rep Gallipolis 2012 (Appt.) 2020
94 Debbie Phillips Dem Albany 2008 2016
95 Andy Thompson Rep Marietta 2010 2018
96 Jack Cera Dem Bellaire 2011 (Appt.) 2020
97 Brian Hill Rep Zanesville 2011 (Appt.) 2020
98 Al Landis Rep Dover 2010 2018
99 John Patterson Dem Jefferson 2012 2020

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

Officials[edit]

Speaker of the House[edit]

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.[4]

Clerk of the House[edit]

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.[4]

Sergeant-at-Arms[edit]

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.[4]

Committees and subcommittees[edit]

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.[4] The current committees and subcommittees are:[5]

  • 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
  • Education
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Finance
    • 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
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government
  • Public Utilities
  • Rules and Reference
  • State Government
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Ways and Means

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives". www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  2. ^ Republican Steven Krause (District 89) automatically removed from office following a felony conviction. [1]
  3. ^ Effective date of resignation of Democrat Ron Gerberry (District 59), who will plead guilty to misdemeanor campaign violations. [2]
  4. ^ a b c d "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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