Recent bills of the 131st General Assembly (See https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real property are as follows:
HB 134 – https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA131-HB-134
To amend sections 323.47, 1901.18, 1901.185, 2303.26, 2329.01, 2329.02, 2329.20, 2329.21, 2329.23, 2329.26, 2329.30, 2329.31, 2329.33, 2329.52, and 2909.07 and to enact sections 2308.01 to 2308.04, 2329.211, and 2329.311 of the Revised Code to establish summary actions to foreclose mortgages on vacant and abandoned residential properties and to make other changes relative to residential foreclosure actions. Status- Referred to Local Government Committee.
To amend sections 3745.13 and 4745.01 and to enact sections 3744.01, 3744.02, 3744.03, 3744.04, 3744.06, 3744.09, 3744.12, 3744.13, 3744.15, 3744.16, 3744.17, 3744.18, 3744.20, and 5302.31 of the Revised Code to provide for the remediation of real property on which an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory has been discovered. Status– Referred to Judiciary Committee.
To amend sections 4112.02, 4112.05, 4112.08, and 4112.14 and to enact section 4112.024 of the Revised Code to make permissive actual damages and attorney’s fees, to limit certain civil penalties, to allow respondents to recover attorney’s fees in certain instances, and to exempt certain landlords from the housing provisions of the Ohio Civil Rights Law. Status– Referred to Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development Committee.
To amend sections 1509.02, 1509.071, 1509.11, 1509.34, 1509.50, 1513.08, 1513.182, 1514.11, 5747.98, 5749.01, 5749.02, 5749.06, 5749.11, and 5751.01 and to enact sections 164.29, 190.01, 190.02, 190.03, 190.04, 190.05, 321.50, 321.51, 505.96, 1509.075, 3737.15, 3745.50, 5501.37, 5747.56, 5747.63, and 5749.18 of the Revised Code to change the basis, rates, and revenue distribution of the severance tax on oil and gas, to create a grant program to encourage compressed natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel, to authorize an income tax credit for landowners holding an oil or gas royalty interest, and to exclude some oil and gas sale receipts from the commercial activity tax base. Status– Referred to Ways and Means Committee.
To amend sections 5311.18 and 5312.12 of the Revised Code to provide that a portion of a condominium or planned community assessment is prior to other liens on condominium units and planned community lots and to provide that a condominium unit owner’s association lien is a continuing lien. Status– Referred to Commerce and Labor Committee.
To amend section 5715.19 of the Revised Code to require counties, municipal corporations, townships, and school boards that file complaints against the valuation of property they do not own to pass a resolution approving the complaint and specifying the compensation paid to any person retained to represent the county, municipal corporation, township, or school board in the matter of the complaint. Status- Referred to Local Government Committee.
To amend section 5715.39 of the Revised Code to waive any penalty due with respect to unpaid property taxes resulting when a mortgage lender fails to notify the county auditor of a satisfied mortgage. Status- Referred to State and Local Government Committee.