Recently my colleagues and I in the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 171, The Sunset Review Bill. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was signed into law by the Governor on June 27th. The Sunset Review Bill adopted recommendations made by the bipartisan Sunset Review Committee, which reviewed the budgets and operations of 276 state entities. S.B. 171 reflects the Committee's recommendation that 87 state boards and commissions be abolished and 3 be consolidated in an effort to reduce the size of state government. I believe that S.B. 171 goes a long way to identify and eliminate state duplication and outdated processes. The passage of the Sunset Review is one more piece of the puzzle to get Ohio operating at peak performance as it consolidates the efficient and necessary services that the state offers to its citizens, but also identifies where the state was losing money and value in its efforts to provide services. Senator Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin) sponsored S.B. 171 and I was proud to support this bill, which ensures Ohio tax dollars are being put to good use and is a priority for this legislature. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or concerns about any state related matter. You can reach my office by phone at (614) 466-0626, by e-mail at or by writing State Senator Scott Oelslager, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215.
State Senator Scott Oelslager represents the 29th Ohio Senate District, which includes portions of Stark County. For more information, please visit
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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.