State Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina) today announced the Ohio Senate has passed House Bill 261, which would make operational and administrative changes to the Court of Claims.

Obhof sponsored the Senate’s version of the initiative with Senator Bill Seitz (R–Cincinnati). The legislation would increase efficiency and save tax dollars by reforming the court and eliminating the Office of the Commissioner of the Court of Claims. The Commissioners’ functions will now be performed by magistrates in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

The change is expected to save the state between $100,000 and $200,000 annually.

“These changes will improve court operations, while saving the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars,” said Obhof.

House Bill 261 will now proceed to the Ohio House of Representatives for concurrence in the Senate’s changes to the bill. It will then proceed to Governor Kasich for his approval.

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