Blog Ohio Real Estate Law / 03.23.2015

Pending Real Estate Legislation in the Ohio Legislature

Spring is finally in the air and that means, among other things that the Ohio Legislature (https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) is in session. The bills of the 131st General Assembly pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real estate are as follows:

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HB 18
To amend sections 5301.072 and 5311.191 and to enact sections 4781.401 and 5321.131 of the Revised Code to prohibit manufactured homes park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations, and landlords from restricting the display of blue star banners, gold star banners, and other service flags, and to prohibit manufactured homes park operators and landlords from restricting the display of the United States flag.

HB 77
To amend sections 4740.01-4740.06, 4740.061, 4740.07- 4740.10, 4740.101, 4740.12, 4740.13, 4740.131, 4740.15, 4740.16, and 4740.99 and to enact sections 4740.18- 4740.21 of the Revised Code to require statewide registration of home improvement contractors, to modify the membership of the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board, and to make an appropriation.

SB 84
To amend sections 4781.40, 5301.072, and 5311.191 and to enact section 5321.131 of the Revised Code to prohibit manufactured homes park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations, and landlords from restricting the display of Ohio flags and blue star banners, gold star banners, and other service flags, and to prohibit manufactured homes park operators and landlords from restricting the display of the United States flag.

SB 85
To amend sections 307.699, 3735.67, 5715.19, 5715.27, and 5717.01 of the Revised Code to limit the right to initiate most types of property tax complaints to the property owner and the county recorder of the county in which the property is located.

SB 96
To amend section 5715.39 of the Revised Code to waive any penalty due with respect to unpaid property taxes resulting when a mortgage lender fails to notify the county auditor of a satisfied mortgage.

SB 104
To amend sections 505.86 and 3929.86 of the Revised Code to provide owners and lienholders of insecure, unsafe, or structurally defective or unfit buildings with a right to a hearing before the board of township trustees proceeds to remove, repair, or secure the buildings.

SB 108
To amend section 5323.04 and to enact sections 525.01- 525.04, 525.99, and 5715.111 of the Revised Code to permit townships to require owners of residential rental property located within the township to register certain information with the board of township trustees.

SB 109
To enact sections 5755.01 to 5755.12 of the Revised Code to authorize townships to levy impact fees on new development to finance capital improvements necessitated by that development.

SB 112
To amend section 3781.109 of the Revised Code to require public buildings to have at least one rest room facility with an adult changing station.

HB 114
To amend section 3737.84 and to enact section 3781.106 of the Revised Code to require the Board of Building Standards to adopt rules for the use of a barricade device on a school door in an emergency situation and to prohibit the State Fire Code from prohibiting the use of the device in such a situation.