Governor Signs Brinkman’s Township Omnibus Bill
On June 28th Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 413. This Township Omnibus Bill was introduced by State Representative Tom Brinkman and was just one in a series of bills Brinkman has passed to make township government more efficient and effective. The Ohio General Assembly completed its work on HB 413 on May 25, 2016. Interestingly, almost ten years ago to the day, another Township Omnibus Bill (HB 385) also sponsored by Representative Brinkman was passed by the 126th session of the Ohio General Assembly.
Representative Brinkman stated, “A majority of my constituents live in townships. The ideas that go into these bills are a result of my close working relationship with those township elected and administrative personal along with the outstanding assistance of the Ohio Township Association.”
For their part; the Ohio Township Association featured HB 413 on the cover of the July/August 2016 issue of OHIO TOWNSHIP NEWS and stated: “Rep. Brinkman’s support and dedication to bettering township government is to be commended.” HB 413 is effective on September 28, 2016.