Legislative Updates

Governor Outlines Executive Budget for FY 24-25

Governor Outlines Executive Budget for FY 24-25

The budget leverages remaining pandemic funds and a revenue surplus to go beyond the state agencies original requests


Appropriations Details and IIJA Resources

FY 2023 Appropriations Package details, and IIJA funding resources

ACEC Ohio Indemnification Bill Signed by the Governor

ACEC Ohio Indemnification Bill Signed by the Governor

Bill will become effective March 12, 2023

ACEC Ohio Legislative Update--June 7, 2022

ACEC Ohio Legislative Update--June 7, 2022

$3.5 B Capital Bill Passes Legislature--Community projects and Intel among funded projects

ACEC Ohio Legislative Update--May 20, 2022

ACEC Ohio Legislative Update--May 20, 2022

Call to Action SB 56, Infrastructure and ARPA funds appropriated


ACEC-backed bill banning cities from imposing residency quotas is signed into law

ACEC Ohio-backed legislation that prohibits political jurisdictions from imposing local hiring quotas on engineers and contractors has been signed into law by Governor John Kasich.


ACEC Ohio urges legislators to reject PVC pipe bill

Legislation that would prohibit local governments from exercising a preference for the type of pipe that is used in water and wastewater projects infringes on the judgment of the professional engineer and should be rejected, ACEC Ohio told state lawmakers last week.


Bipartisan group of state senators proposes new $1 billion bond fund to finance water, sewer projects

A bipartisan group of members of the Ohio Senate has introduced legislation that could eventually authorize the state to issue up to $1 billion in bonds to help upgrade and expand local water and wastewater facilities.


ACEC Ohio hosts confab with Senate President, Transportation Committee Chair

In the middle of an August 7 campaign swing through her northeast Ohio district, Ohio Senate Transportation Committee Chair Gayle Manning – accompanied by Senate President Keith Faber – took time to meet with a group of ACEC Ohio leaders and members.


ACEC tells legislators: Sales tax on engineering will destroy jobs

If the state sales tax is levied on engineering services, Ohio companies will be put at a severe disadvantage with engineering firms outside the state and jobs will be lost.


Turnpike bonding plan best hope for catching up with highway needs, ACEC Ohio tells legislators

Governor John Kasich's plan to issue highway construction bonds backed by Ohio Turnpike tolls is the only hope the state has of cutting into its backlog of badly needed highway projects anytime soon, ACEC Ohio Executive Director Donald L. Mader told a legislative committee Thursday.


Utility location law changes passed as curtain drops on legislative session

Before bringing the curtain down on the 129th Ohio General Assembly last week, legislators gave their approval, as expected, to changes in Ohio's underground utility location laws.

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