Ohio Revised Code Laws

Welcome to FindLaw`s Cases & Codes, a free resource for state and federal court notices, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information on the legal concepts covered in these cases and statutes, see FindLaw`s Learn About the Law document. FindLaw codes may not reflect the latest version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please check the status of the code you are looking for with the state legislature or through Westlaw before relying on it for your legal purposes. The laws of the Revised Ohio Code are passed by the Ohio General Assembly, which consists of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. The House of Representatives consists of 99 members, while the Senate consists of 33 members. The term of office of members of the House of Representatives is two years, while that of members of the Senate is four years. The members of each House are limited to eight consecutive years. A bill is known as a bill, which can be introduced in either house of the Ohio legislature. Once a bill has been introduced, it is referred to one or more standing committees. These committees decide whether to move a bill forward and can also propose amendments to a bill. When a bill passes committee stage, it returns to the Senate where it was introduced. The Senate will discuss the bill and consider any amendments proposed by a committee or senators.

Once the bill is finalized, the original House will vote on its passage. If the legislation is passed, it will follow the same procedure in the other place. Sometimes the second chamber amends the bill and adopts a different version. An invoice will not reach the next stage if the differences between these versions are not resolved. Each House must pass identical versions of the bill. SuperLawyers.com Directory of U.S. Lawyers with exclusive Super Lawyers classification If every house of the legislature passes the law, Ohio`s governor will review it. The governor can sign the bill, or the governor cannot act, which means the law becomes law. However, if the governor vetoes the bill, it is sent back to the Legislative Assembly. The legislature can vote to override the governor`s veto and enact the law. To override the governor`s veto, a 60% majority is required in each house of the legislature.

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