Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
How a Bill Gets Started
John A. Husted â€“ 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives â€“ answers the question: How does a bill get started?
Anyone can think up an idea for a state law. If the person or group wants that idea to actually become a law, they have to tell the idea to a legislator (a senator or member of the General Assembly).
If the legislator likes the idea, he or she has it written up as a bill. A bill is a proposal for a new law. People at the Office of Legislative Services write bills. The legislator who asks them to write it up becomes the sponsor of the bill. Other legislators who like the bill may join the legislator as co-sponsors.