Columbus - 
State Senator Scott Oelslager (R- North Canton) today announced that he has been named chairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond). Niehaus cited Oelslager's many years of legislative experience and vast institutional knowledge in appointing him chairman of the nine-member panel. As chair, Oelslager will be charged with holding public hearings and reviewing issues related to the health care system, public health services, retirement services, aging concerns, and various other important human service issues. "I am pleased to chair such a distinguished committee and I am ready to serve the State of Ohio in this capacity," Oelslager said. "We have a wealth of knowledge on this committee and I am confident in our expertise to address the issues that come before us. As usual, I will chair with an open mind and a fair process." Oelslager will also serve as vice-chair for the Civil and Commercial Law committee and was also named to the influential Finance Committee, where he will help develop the state's two-year operating budget. As a member of the Judiciary-Criminal Justice Committee, he will also review bills related to keeping Ohio's families and communities safe from crime. In addition, Oelslager was appointed to the Rules and Reference Committee - which is responsible for referring bills and resolutions to the appropriate standing committee and determining which bills will go to the floor of Senate for votes.
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