State Representative Brown Shares Helpful list of Ohio state agency websites

For Your Information…………..

As your state representative, I am very proud of what the Ohio General Assembly has accomplished this past year.  Additionally, I know there is much work ahead in getting our economy turned around.  If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at 614-466-8104 or rep03@ohiohouse.gov. To help you better stay in touch with your state government, following is a list of websites for the various state agencies that may be of assistance to you or your family.  I hope it is helpful to you.

 

I wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a joyous new year!

Tim W. Brown, State Representative

Ohio House of Representatives

77 South High Street, 13th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215-6111

(614)466-8104

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State of Ohio Government Websites

www.ohio.gov

 

State Officials

Attorney General………………………………………………………………www.ag.state.oh.us

Auditor of State……………………………………………………………www.auditor.state.oh.us

Governor………………………………………………………………………www.state.oh.us/gov

House…………….…………………………………………………………www.house.state.oh.us

Lt. Governor………………………………………………………………www.ltgovernor.oh.gov

Secretary of State……………………………………….…………………….www.sos.state.oh.us

Senate…………….………………………………………………………..www.senate.state.oh.us

Treasurer of State…………………………………………………………..www.ohiotreasurer.org

 

State Agencies

Aging…………………………………………………………………….www.goldenbuckeye.org

Agriculture………………………………………………………………www.ohioagriculture.gov

Alcohol and Drug…………………………………………………………www.odadas.state.oh.us

Board of Regents…………………………………………………………www.regents.state.oh.us

Budget and Management………………………………………………….…..www.obm.ohio.gov

Commerce……………………………………………………………………www.com.state.oh.us

Development………………………………………………………………..www.odod.state.oh.us

Education……………………………………………………..………………www.ode.state.oh.us

EPA………………….………………………………………………………..www.epa.state.oh.us

Health……………………………………………………………………………www.odh.ohio.gov

Industrial Commission……………………………………………………………www.ohioic.com

Insurance…………………………………………………………………www.ohioinsurance.com

Job and Family Services…………………………………………………………www.jfs.ohio.gov

Lottery……………………………………………………………………….www.ohiolottery.com

Mental Health…………………………………………………………………www.mh.state.oh.us

MR/DD…………………………………………………………………..www.odmrdd.state.oh.us

Natural Resources…………………………………………………………….www.dnr.state.oh.us

Public Safety…………………………………………………………..www.ohiopublicsafety.com

PUCO…………….……………………………………………………………www.puc.state.oh.us

Rehabilitation and Correction……………………………………………………www.drc.ohio.gov

Taxation…………………………………………………………………………www.tax.ohio.gov

Workers’ Compensation……………………………………………………..www.bwc.state.oh.us

Youth Services………………………………………………………………….www.dys.ohio.gov

 

Track Ohio Rules that Impact Your Life and Business

 

I am pleased to announce that our State has created a new website called RuleWatch Ohio. This new website will permit citizens, businesses and interested parties to electronically follow rule activity from 120 state agencies. It is very easy to sign up for RuleWatch. All that is required is an email address and a password. Once you have signed up and have chosen the rules you wish to follow, you will receive an email whenever there is rule activity. The email will indicate the rule’s public hearing date, enable you to view the rule, and permit you to email comments about the rule. If you would like to sign up, the website address is www.rulewatchohio.gov.

Rep. Tim Brown Co-Sponsored bill Expands Foster Care Assistance

“Ensuring the safety of our youth and elderly is a primary focus of this legislation. “

COLUMBUS—A bill, Co-Sponsored by State Representative Tim Brown, passed the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday by a vote of 91-2.   The bi-partisan legislation increases the age for which persons are eligible to receive foster care and adoption assistance.  The bill additionally addresses issues associated with caring for the more than 67,000 juvenile and elderly Ohioans subject to guardianship in Ohio.

 

After having passed the House Community and Family Advancement Committee and Finance Committee earlier this year, the House voted today in favor of the measure.  House Bill 50 requires the Director of the Department of Job and Family Services to expand payments for foster care and adoption to qualifying persons up to the age of 21, so long as certain employment and education requirements are being met.

 

According to Ohio Fostering Connections, an organization that advocates for foster youth, more than 1,000 Ohio youth age out of foster care at the age of 18 each year, putting them at increased risk of homelessness, unemployment, insufficient education, dependence on public assistance and human trafficking.

 

Additionally, HB 50 requires the probate court to furnish appointed guardians with a guardianship guide, which is to be written by either the Attorney General or the Ohio Judicial Conference.  The guidelines shall establish a baseline of care conduct aimed at reducing abuse of juveniles, or elderly individuals, who are subject to guardianship.

 

“Ensuring the safety of our youth and elderly is a primary focus of this legislation.  We hope to ensure better standards of care, and provide some additional time for foster care individuals to meet their education and employment goals.” said Representative Brown.

 

HB 50 states that the expansion of foster care services must be funded by July 1, 2017.   The bill now awaits consideration in the Ohio Senate.