House Bill 133
I am pleased to report that House Bill 133, a bill to issue temporary licenses or certificates to members of the military and spouses who have moved to Ohio for active duty, has passed unanimously on the House floor 97-0. This bill is the most important military legislation we have entertained in the Statehouse since we exempted military pension from Ohio income taxes. HB 133 will keep our warfighters' spouses employed here in Ohio, and will prevent the all too common occurrence of families becoming separated due to working constraints. Many thanks go out to my good friend Jim Butler for working this bill with me last General Assembly, as well as Casey Weinstein for joint sponsoring this bill with me, Jim Rickel from the DoD’s Military Community and Family Policy, my staff Kevin T. Livingston and Teddy Truta-Moldovan, and of course the two military spouses who championed this legislation with me, Bri McKinnon and Tina Kosobud. I look forward to swift action from the Ohio Senate on this critical legislation.
7th Annual Tee-it-Up for Rick
My 7th Annual Tee-it-Up for Rick Golf Outing was successful and a lot of fun. Becka and I are extremely appreciative of all the folks who supported this event - the sponsors, players, special guests, volunteers and golf course employees. Special thanks to Jim Tressel, William White and Mike Lanese for coming out. I didn't golf this day, but instead (with community leaders Mayor Bob Stone and others) took legendary Ohio State Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel through our damaged community, speaking to the residents offering words of encouragement, and signing autographs. All-in-all a good event and day. Recovery from the tornado will take months/years - we must continue to support the recovery efforts and those that have suffered devastating losses.
Military Service Members to Qualify for In-State Tuition
Representative Perales Speaks On Values and Mission
State Representative Rick Perales is serving his third term in the Ohio House. He serves the 73rd House District, which includes the western portion of Greene County, including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Representative Perales retired from the United States Air Force in 1997, his military career culminating as Commander of the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. As the sole member of the General Assembly inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, Representative Perales has been awarded numerous military awards and honors including three meritorious service medals. He served as the Mayor of the City of Beavercreek from 2002-2003, and then served as Greene County Commissioner for eight years. As Executive Director of Facilities at the University of Dayton, Representative Perales led the unprecedented campus expansion and revival from 1998-2013.
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