Bills that Benefit the 16th House District
As State Representative, representing the 16th Ohio House District - Westlake, Rocky River, North Olmsted, Fairview Park and Bay Village, I am pleased to report a flurry of legislative activity after returning to the statehouse in March. House Bill 310, otherwise known as the Capital Budget Bill, included two District 16 community projects.
- Fairview Park Historic Bain Park Cabin: new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system, requested by the City of Fairview Park and the Fairview Park Historical Society
- Rocky River Bradstreet's Landing Park: various improvements located on the coast of Lake Erie, requested by the City of Rocky River.
It was also rewarding to receive unanimous passage of House Bill 434, which recognizes May as Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month. As requested by constituents of North Olmsted and Rocky River, I quickly understood the need to raise the awareness of this rare medical condition that adversely alters cell growth in the walls of arteries. Those affected by this incurable disease deserve to have a month dedicated to raising awareness of their daily challenges and to uniting them in their cause to find a cure. The bill is now scheduled for continued hearings in the Senate Health & Human Resources Committee.
In addition, we are moving forward on House Bill 300 that toughens the OVI law (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence) to a mandatory 15-year suspension to begin after a felon is released from prison. The current law allows the 15-year suspension to begin during incarceration. This bill is common-sense legislation that helps keep dangerous drivers off the street. It passed unanimously out of the Ohio House and we're now continuing our efforts in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
State Representative Nan Baker representing the 16th Ohio House District.