Last week in the Ohio Senate, my colleagues and I passed legislation that will allow public servants to protect themselves as they perform their duties, which often take them into dangerous situations. We were proud to also pass legislation that honors our school principals for their service to education excellence in Ohio.
Senate Bill 79 will certify physicians, nurses, EMT and other medical professionals who have completed approved, high-quality firearm training to carry firearms while on duty. This is another step the Ohio Senate has taken to protect the lives of those who protect us. Through their unique knowledge and skills, first responders risk their own safety by voluntarily entering dangerous situations. This bill will ensure another tool for them to not only defend themselves, but also their patients, when they enter unsafe environments.
I was proud to also support Senate Bill 105, which designates October as “Ohio Principal’s Month,” honoring the service of all elementary, middle and high school principals. The leadership qualities of our school principals is a critical element in making sure all children in Ohio attend high performing schools that will lead to successful futures.
The Ohio Legislature will continue to work for the citizens of our state, addressing the needs of our constituents, and reaching our shared goals for the future. As always, I am eager to hear your ideas and feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact me by calling (614) 466-0626, emailing, or by writing me at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


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Oelslager Announces Meeting Schedule For Tax Expenditure Review Committee


COLUMBUS—State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton), Chair of the Joint House and Senate Tax Expenditure Review Committee, today announced a meeting of the committee has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the Senate Finance Hearing Room.


COLUMN: A Healthy Business Environment In Our State Means Opportunities For Ohioans


One of my priorities as your State Senator is to foster an environment in which our business communities can thrive, from the world headquarters of major companies to our local small businesses which are the backbone of Ohio’s economy. These job creators provide opportunities for Ohioans across the state.


COLUMN: Improving Ohio's Criminal Justice System, "Save The Crew" And Addressing Shared Priorities


Last week was the busiest yet in Columbus with a number of bills moving through committees and onto the Senate and House floors for votes. Not only did we celebrate March 1 as Ohio’s Statehood Day, recognizing the day in 1803 when the Ohio General Assembly met for the first time, but legislators were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes. I am excited to share some of the effective legislation my colleagues and I were able to pass as we continue to serve our Ohio citizens.


COLUMN: Protecting Victims Of Dating Violence, Neurofibromatosis Awareness And Serving Ohioans


My colleagues in the Ohio Senate and I are working hard to protect victims of dating violence and ensure that our citizens have access to domestic violence shelters to receive the care they need. Last week, I was proud to co-sponsor House Bill 1, sponsored by State Representatives Nathan Manning (R – North Ridgeville) and Emilia Sykes (D – Akron). This legislation expands Ohio law, authorizing courts to issue domestic violence protection orders to protect victims of dating violence in current or former dating relationships. Passed unanimously by members of the Ohio Senate, House Bill 1 also expands resources to provide greater access to domestic violence shelters for victims.