Joplin Area Real Estate Investor Association

Legislative Recap Week 40

Ohio Real Estate Investors Association


Title: New Legislation Introduced - HB 726.
We would like to make you aware of the following legislation that was introduced on October 3rd, 2022  in the Ohio House:
HB 726 – PROPERTY TAX FREEZE AUTHORIZATION (Patton, T) - To allow certain counties to authorize a property tax freeze for certain owner-occupied homes.
Attached you will find a copy of the bill for your review.

Title: Ohio meets deadline for COVID-19 rental assistance money, but slow to get money out.
Please see the article from The Columbus Dispatch regarding the deadline for Ohio to use its portion of the federal COVID-19 rental assistance money passed on the 30th of September, 2022.

Title: Ohio General Election Information - November 8, 2022.
Early voting for Ohio’s November 8th General Election will begin on October 12th, and we at Governmental Policy Group, Inc. and RH Resources would like to provide you with a few tools to help you follow the various races throughout the state.
Attached you will find a 2022 General Election Guide containing a list of candidates and statewide issues appearing on the ballot this November. This year, Ohio will be voting on several statewide and congressional candidates, all 99 Ohio House and odd-numbered Ohio Senate districts, and two statewide issues. Because of redistricting, new congressional map and state legislative maps (house of representatives districts & senate districts) will be in place for this election, and your current district numbers may have changed. To verify your district numbers, you can enter your address on the Secretary of State’s interactive map here.
Below are a few important dates/times to remember regarding the election:
~October 11: Deadline to register to vote
~October 12: Absentee voting by mail begins
>Absentee ballots may be returned by mail or personally delivered to your county board of elections. If returned in-person, absentee ballots must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8th. If returned by mail, absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 7th.
~October 12: Early in-person voting begins
~November 5: Deadline to request absentee ballot (noon)
~November 7: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date
~November 7: Early in-person voting ends
~November 8: ELECTION DAY – Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Early in-person voting hours:
~October 12-14: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
~October 17-21: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
~October 24-28: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
~October 29: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
~October 31: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
~November 1-4: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
~November 5: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
~November 6: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
~November 7: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We also encourage you to visit the Secretary of State’s website for any additional information on the election, voter registration, sample ballots, or voting in Ohio.
Please note, we at Governmental Policy Group, Inc. and RH Resources are not endorsing any one specific candidate or party in any of the races. This election guide is designed solely for your convenience, and we encourage you to share it with anyone in your organization who might find this information useful.

Title: New bill would help older homeowners with property tax increases.
Please see the article from Crain’s Cleveland Business regarding HB 726, which would allow certain counties to authorize a limited property tax freeze.

Title: Governor's Appointments for October 7, 2022.
Please see the press release here from Gov. DeWine’s office announcing that Elizabeth Sigg has been appointed to the Real Estate Appraiser Board  for a term beginning today, October 7, 2022, and ending June 30, 2025.

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