Blog Ohio Real Estate Law / 04.23.2018

Real Estate Rundown: Recent Ohio Legislation Introduced

By: Stephen D. Richman

Ohio Legislation

Recent bills of the 132nd General Assembly (See https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real property are as follows:

House Bill 39
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Require removal of snow and ice from abutting sidewalks.
Long Title: To enact section 505.872 of the Revised Code to authorize certain townships to require the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks abutting property.
Primary Sponsor: Representative ArndtRepresentative Gavarone
Version/Status: As Reported by the State and Local Government Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 50
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Prohibit deep well injection of brine and conversion of wells.
Long Title: To amend sections 1509.01, 1509.02, 1509.03, 1509.05, 1509.06, 1509.08, 1509.21, 1509.22, 1509.222, 1509.223, 1509.224, and 1509.99, to enact section 1509.051, and to repeal section 1509.226 of the Revised Code to prohibit land application and deep well injection of brine, to prohibit the conversion of wells, and to eliminate the injection fee that is levied under the Oil and Gas Law.
Primary Sponsor: Senator Skindell
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 52
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Regulate solicitation of certain deeds.
Long Title: To amend section 1345.99 and to enact section 1345.032 of the Revised Code to regulate the solicitation of certain deeds.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Rezabek
Version/Status: As Enrolled-Effective Date- May 11, 2018
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 118
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Prohibit dismissing tax complaint if fails to identify owner.
Long Title: To amend section 5715.19 of the Revised Code to expressly prohibit the dismissal of a property tax complaint for failure to correctly identify the property owner.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Merrin
Version/Status: As Enrolled-Effective Date-February 5, 2018
Legislation Text: View Current Version

Senate Bill 123
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Limit right to initiate property tax complaints.
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 Coley
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 123
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Modify short-term, small, and mortgage loan laws.
Long Title: To amend sections 1321.35, 1321.36, 1321.39, 1321.40, 1321.41, 1321.422, 1321.99, and 4712.99, to enact new section 1321.46 and sections 1321.141, 1321.401, 1321.402, 1321.403, 1321.411, 1321.595, and 4712.071, and to repeal sections 1321.46 and 1321.461 of the Revised Code to modify the Short-Term Loan Act, to specify a minimum duration requirement for loans made under the Small Loan Law and Mortgage Loan Law, and to limit the authority of credit services organizations to broker extensions of credit for buyers.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Koehler, Representative Ashford
Version/Status: As Reported by the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 148
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Register home improvement contractors.
Long Title: To amend sections 109.572, 715.27, 3781.102, 4740.01, 4776.01, and 4776.20 and to enact sections 4785.01, 4785.02, 4785.021, 4785.03, 4785.04, 4785.05, 4785.06, 4785.07, 4785.08, 4785.09, 4785.11, 4785.12, 4785.13, 4785.14, 4785.15, 4785.16, 4785.17, 4785.18, 4785.19, 4785.20, 4785.21, and 4785.99 of the Revised Code to require statewide registration of home improvement contractors, to create the Home Improvement Board, and to make an appropriation.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Patmon
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Finance Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 175
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Allow residence owners to keep small livestock on property.
Long Title: To amend sections 303.21 and 519.21 and to enact section 901.60 of the Revised Code to allow an owner of residential property to keep, harbor, breed, or maintain small livestock on the property, and to prohibit zoning authorities from regulating certain agricultural activities conducted on residential property for noncommercial purposes.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Brinkman
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Agricultural and Rural Development Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 199
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Enact Ohio Residential Mortgage Lending Act.
Long Title: To… create the Ohio Residential Mortgage Lending Act for the purpose of regulating all non-depository lending secured by residential real estate, to limit the application of the current Mortgage Loan Law to unsecured loans and loans secured by other than residential real estate, and to modify an exemption to the Ohio Consumer Installment Loan Act.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Blessing
Version: As Enrolled-Effective Date-March 23, 2018
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 343
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Regards how local governments are to contest property values.
Long Title: To amend section 5715.19 of the Revised Code to require local governments that contest property values to formally pass an authorizing resolution for each contest and to notify property owners.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Merrin
Version: As Passed by the House/Referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 361
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Increase time for deciding property tax complaints.
Long Title: To amend section 5715.19 of the Revised Code to increase the time within which boards of revision must decide property tax complaints.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Greenspan
Version/Status: As Reported/Amended by the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 390
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Clarify computation of timelines for forcible entry and detainer.
Long Title: To amend sections 1923.04 and 1923.14 of the Revised Code to clarify how to calculate certain timelines under which a forcible entry and detainer action must occur.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Merrin
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Financial Institution, Housing and Development Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 407
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Abolish estate by dower.
Long Title: To amend sections 2103.02, 2103.09, and 2106.24 of the Revised Code to abolish the estate by dower.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Dever, Representative Seitz
Version/Status: As Reported by the House Civil Justice Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 412
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Authorize redacting discriminatory covenants from land records.
Long Title: To amend section 109.15 and to enact section 317.115 of the Revised Code to authorize county recorders, at the request of certain persons, to redact discriminatory covenants from real property instruments displayed on the internet, or to record modifications of those instruments.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Craig
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Civil Justice Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 460
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Assist creation of riparian buffers and exempt some from taxation.
Long Title: To amend sections 321.24, 5715.27, and 5717.02 and to enact sections 1515.12 and 5709.30 of the Revised Code to exempt qualifying riparian buffers in the Western Basin of Lake Erie from property taxation, to reimburse local taxing units for resulting revenue losses, and to require soil and water conservation districts to assist landowners with the creation and maintenance of riparian buffers.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Patterson, Representative Sheehy
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 480
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Establish requirements for multi-parcel auctions. Long Title: To amend sections 4707.01, 4707.023, 4707.15, 4707.20, and 4707.22 of the Revised Code to establish requirements governing multi-parcel auctions.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Hill
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Civil Justice Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 487
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Eliminate special school right to school district real property.
Long Title: To amend sections 3313.41, 3318.08, and 5705.10, to enact new section 3313.411, and to repeal sections 3313.411, 3313.412, and 3313.413 of the Revised Code to eliminate the right of first refusal for community schools, college-preparatory boarding schools, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools in the acquisition of school district real property.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Ingram
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Education and Career Readiness Committee
LegislationText: View Current Version

House Bill 513
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Enhance homestead exemption for spouse of killed first responder.
Long Title: To amend sections 323.151, 323.152, 323.153, 4503.064, 4503.065, and 4503.066 of the Revised Code to enhance the homestead exemption for surviving spouses of peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel killed in the line of duty.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Brenner, Representative Ginter
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 562
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Prohibit horizontal well drilling in state and local parks.
Long Title: To amend section 1509.06 of the Revised Code to prohibit the drilling of a horizontal well in various state and local parks.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Leland
Version/Status: As Introduced/Referred to Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Legislation Text: View Current Version

House Bill 586
General Assembly: 132
Short Title: Expand homestead exemption.
Long Title: To amend sections 323.151, 323.152, 323.153, 323.157, 4503.064, 4503.065, and 4503.066 of the Revised Code to remove the income limit that restricts eligibility for the homestead exemption and to increase the exemption amount from $25,000 to $30,000.
Primary Sponsor: Representative Cera, Representative Rogers
Version/Status: As Introduced
Legislation Text: View Current Version