Joplin Area Real Estate Investor Association

Legislative Recap Week 37

Ohio Real Estate Investors Association


Title: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge on soaring cost of buying and renting homes.
Please see the interview transcript from PBS with Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge on the rising costs for housing across the U.S. To listen to the audio of the interview, please click here.

Title: Controlling Board Agenda - September 19, 2022.
We would like to make you aware of the following Department of Health request that has been added to the agenda for the next Ohio Controlling Board meeting, which is scheduled for today Monday, September 19, 2022.
DOH0105018 – The Department of Health respectfully requests Controlling Board approval for a waiver of competitive selection in the amount of $40,000 from Fund GRF, ALI 440527 (Lead Abatement) in FY 2023 to contract with Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP), Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OHHLPPP).

Title: Ohio Launches 'Cut Red Tape' Website.
Please see the article below from Gongwer regarding the launch of the new “Cut Red Tape Ohio” website, which allows Ohioans to provide input on how agency rules work in the real world or to ask questions about rules. The website was created as a result of SB 9, which seeks to limit regulatory restrictions and create a more business-friendly environment in Ohio.
Gongwer Article:
Business owners and citizens can more easily raise concerns about Ohio regulations through a new online tool.
Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, legislators and the business community on Monday announced the launch of the Cut Red Tape Ohio website, which allows Ohioans to provide input on how agency rules work in the real world or to ask questions about rules.
The website's creation was mandated by a new law that seeks to limit regulatory restrictions thereby creating a more business-friendly environment (
SB 9).It is the first website of its kind in the nation, JCARR vice chair Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) said during a Monday press conference.
"This is a big step forward as far as public access to rule making and providing the public the opportunity to get involved, research, understand and learn," Rep. Callender said at the subsequent JCARR
meeting. "As members of JCARR we get questions from the public and fellow members of the House and Senate with constituency issues, and this streamlines those folks' ability to answer the questions. It's more efficient for us, and concurrently gives more access to the general public."
Rep. Callender said the rule making process is "where the work of government is really done."
"It's the pinnacle of balance between the legislative and executive branches," he said.Rick Carfagna, Ohio Chamber of Commerce senior vice president for government affairs, said the rule making process is also where sometimes, "noble intent loses its luster" and it becomes apparent that a legislative concept is cumbersome and prohibitive for regular Ohioans.
"This is another outlet for the general public, particularly the business community who will be affected, to offer constructive input and have questions answered without partisan filters," the former lawmaker said.
Inquiries submitted through the website could result in an earlier than scheduled review of particular rules, JCARR Executive Director Larry Wolpert said.
"It's highly likely that could happen," he said. "The ORC permits the chair to call a rule back before the five-year review if we believe there is an adverse result."
Brittney Kneisel, JCARR rules and technology administrator, explained once someone submits an inquiry, they will receive an automated email of acknowledgement.
JCARR's goal is for one of four staff members to personally respond to the individual within 24 hours. Staff will forward inquiries to the relevant agency and start a dialogue about the rule. They will provide ongoing updates to the individual, but the timeframe of a resolution will vary based on the inquiry.
The website does not replace JCARR's website, but rather complements it, Ms. Kneisel said.
In addition to having a presentation on the website, JCARR approved 26 rule packages and sent back for review two rules from the Department of Developmental Disabilities from its regular agenda, and advanced five rule packages from the no-change agenda.

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