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An act that has been signed by the Governor or that has become effective without the Governor's signature. This term also refers to existing statutes and, more broadly, to any rule or principle enforceable by a court.
A compilation of all acts and resolutions enacted by the General Assembly during a specific biennial session. Also referred to as session laws. Beginning with the 127th General Assembly, compilations have been replaced with digital copies of the acts at the Ohio Secretary of State's website (Laws of Ohio).
Under general parliamentary law, a motion to temporarily postpone action on legislation. In Ohio, the effect of the motion is to dispose of an issue without taking a position on its merits.
A spokesperson hired to represent the interests and positions of his or her employer on issues pending before the General Assembly.
A person designated by a state agency to represent the agency during the legislative process and assist members of the General Assembly in understanding programs or obtaining information relative to the agency. A legislative liaison must register as a legislative agent (lobbyist).
An analysis required by law that is prepared by the Legislative Service Commission's Legislative Budget Office staff and that estimates the net additional cost of pending legislation to counties, municipalities, townships, and school districts. Required for bills with local costs that exceed a minimum threshold, a local impact statement is published and updated for individual bills as part of the LSC combined document, Fiscal Note and Local Impact Statement. See also Fiscal Note.