Blog Ohio Real Estate Law / 03.14.2016

Recent Real Estate Legislation Introduced in the Ohio Legislature

Recent bills of the 131st General Assembly (See https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real property are as follows:

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House Bill 77

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Home improvement contractors-statewide registration

Long Title: To amend sections 4740.01, 4740.02, 4740.03, 4740.04, 4740.05, 4740.06, 4740.061, 4740.07, 4740.08, 4740.09, 4740.10, 4740.101, 4740.12, 4740.13, 4740.131, 4740.15, 4740.16, and 4740.99 and to enact sections 4740.18, 4740.19, 4740.20, and 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.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Bill Patmon

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 84

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Landlords-restricting display of U.S. flag/service banners and flags-prohibit

Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill Coley

Status: As Passed by the Senate

Legislation Text : View Current Version

Senate Bill 85

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Property tax complaints-initiated by only property owner and county recorder   Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill Coley

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 96

General Assembly: 131-SB 96

Short Title: Unpaid property taxes-auditor not notified of mortgage satisfaction-waive penalty

Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Jim Hughes

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 112

General Assembly: 131-SB 112

Short Title: Public buildings-at least one restroom with adult changing station

Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Peggy Lehner

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 113

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Methamphetamine manufacturing lab-remediate underlying real property

Long Title: To amend sections 3745.13 and 4745.01 and to enact sections 3744.01, 3744.02, 3744.03, 3744.04, 3744.06, 3744.09, 3744.12, 3744.13, 3744.15, 3744.16, 3744.17, 3744.18, 3744.20, and 5302.31 of the Revised Code to provide for the remediation of real property on which an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory has been discovered.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Frank LaRoseSenator Bill Beagle

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 122

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Homestead exemption-elderly/disabled homeowners-less than $30,000 income

Long Title: To amend sections 323.151, 323.152, 323.153, 4503.064, 4503.065, and 4503.066 of the Revised Code to extend eligibility for the homestead exemption to elderly or disabled homeowners who did not receive the exemption for 2013 and have $30,000 or more in Ohio adjusted gross income.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Lou Gentile

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 126

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Real property-offense of violence on-a nuisance

Long Title: To amend section 3767.01 of the Revised Code to expand nuisance law to include any real property on which an offense of violence has occurred or is occurring.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Stephanie KunzeRepresentative David Leland

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 134

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Mortgage foreclosures-vacant/blighted land-expedite

Long Title: To amend sections 323.47, 1901.18, 2303.26, 2329.01, 2329.02, 2329.20, 2329.21, 2329.23, 2329.26, 2329.30, 2329.31, 2329.33, 2329.52, and 2909.07 and to enact sections 2308.01 to 2308.04, 2329.211, and 2329.311 of the Revised Code to establish summary actions to foreclose mortgages on vacant and abandoned residential properties and to make other changes relative to residential foreclosure actions.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Cheryl L. GrossmanRepresentative Michael F. Curtin

Status: As Passed by the House

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 201

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Real property on which violent crime occurs-a nuisance

Long Title: To amend section 3767.01 of the Revised Code to expand nuisance law to apply to any real property, including vacant land, on which an offense of violence has occurred or is occurring.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Jim Hughes

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 226

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Condominium association liens

Long Title: To amend sections 5311.18 and 5312.12 of the Revised Code to provide that a portion of a condominium or planned community assessment is prior to other liens on condominium units and planned community lots and to provide that a condominium unit owners’ association lien is a continuing lien.

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Rogers

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 232

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Transfer on death deeds and affidavits-change law

Long Title: To amend sections 5302.23 and 5302.24 of the Revised Code to amend the law related to transfer on death designation deeds and affidavits.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Kevin Bacon

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 235

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Industrial/commercial development-tax exempt until construction begins

Long Title: To enact section 5709.45 of the Revised Code to exempt from property tax the increased value of property on which industrial or commercial development is planned until construction of new commercial or industrial facilities at the property commences.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill BeagleSenator Bill Coley

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 257

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Recorded real estate instruments-presumed valid

Long Title: To amend section 5301.07 of the Revised Code to create a presumption of validity of recorded real property instruments, reduce the time period for curing certain defects related to those instruments, and provide constructive notice for those instruments.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill SeitzSenator Michael J. Skindell

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 273

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Manufactured home parks-removal of abandoned/unoccupied homes

Long Title: To amend sections 1923.12, 1923.13, and 1923.14 and to enact section 4781.56 of the Revised Code regarding the removal of abandoned or unoccupied manufactured homes, mobile homes, or recreational vehicles from manufactured home parks.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Dorothy Pelanda

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

HB 306

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Apartments-above second story-separate entrance/immunity

Long Title: To amend sections 3737.82, 3781.10, 3781.104, and 4740.14 and to enact section 2305.403 of the Revised Code to require a separate, exterior means of egress for dwelling areas above the second story of certain residential rental properties and to provide a qualified immunity to landlords who in good faith comply with the requirement.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Rick Perales

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

HB 327

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Homestead exemption-disabled veterans-extend eligibility

Long Title: To amend section 323.151 of the Revised Code to extend eligibility for the enhanced disabled veterans homestead exemption to veterans whose disability rating is less than total but who have been judged by the Department of Veterans Affairs as unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation as a result of service-connected disabilities.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Anne Gonzales

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 389

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Sexual orientation/gender identity-prohibit discrimination/religious rights

Long Title: To amend sections 9.03, 124.93, 125.111, 153.59, 153.591, 340.12, 511.03, 717.01, 1501.012, 1751.18, 2927.03, 3113.36, 3301.53, 3304.15, 3304.50, 3314.06, 3332.09, 3721.13, 3905.55, 4111.17, 4112.01, 4112.02, 4112.021, 4112.04, 4112.05, 4112.08, 4117.19, 4735.16, 4735.55, 4757.07, 4758.16, 4765.18, 5104.09, 5107.26, 5123.351, 5126.07, 5165.08, 5515.08, and 5709.832 of the Revised Code to enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation to the list of informal methods by which the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use to induce compliance with Ohio’s Civil Rights Law before instituting a formal hearing, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio Civil Rights Law.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Nickie J. AntonioRepresentative Denise Driehaus

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 418

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Delinquent tax sale-not if homeowner a senior

Long Title: To amend section 5721.31 of the Revised Code to enact the “Senior Housing Relief Act” to prohibit the sale of delinquent property tax certificates for homesteads owned for at least 20 years by a person aged 65 or older.

Primary Sponsor: Representative John Barnes, Jr.

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text : View Current Version

House Bill 463

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Foreclosure actions-revise relevant laws

Long Title: To amend sections 323.47, 1303.16, 1303.38, 2303.26, 2327.01, 2327.02, 2327.04, 2329.01, 2329.151, 2329.17, 2329.18, 2329.19, 2329.20, 2329.21, 2329.26, 2329.271, 2329.28, 2329.30, 2329.31, 2329.33, 2329.34, 2329.39, 2329.45, 2329.52, 2329.56, 2909.07, 5302.01, 5721.371, and 5721.39 and to enact sections 2308.01, 2308.02, 2308.03, 2308.04, 2329.152, 2329.153, 2329.154, 2329.211, 2329.311, 2329.312, 5302.31, 5721.372, and 5721.373 of the Revised Code to establish expedited actions to foreclose mortgages on vacant and abandoned residential properties, to permit private selling officers to conduct judicial and execution sales of real property, to state the intent of the General Assembly regarding mortgage foreclosure actions, to revise the Commercial Paper Law relating to mortgages and lost instruments, and to make other changes relative to foreclosure actions.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Jonathan Dever

Status: As Introduced

Legislation Text: View Current Version