COLUMBUS– Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina) today announced the House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 98. The legislation, which Obhof jointly sponsored with Senator Eric Kearney (D–Cincinnati), seeks to modernize Ohio law by expanding the types of entities that are permitted to serve as statutory agents.

“Senate Bill 98 will make it easier to do business in the State of Ohio,” said Obhof. “These updates will put us in line with other states that have made similar changes, and will help keep Ohio competitive.”

A statutory agent is a business or individual designated to be served legal documents regarding the business entity. Current law, dating back to 1955, limits statutory agents to individuals and corporations. Senate Bill 98 will expand that list to include other entities, such as non-profits, partnerships, and professional associations.  

The bill will now be sent to the Governor for his signature.

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