Category Archives: Legislation

Updates on new state and federal legislation.

Ohio Eliminates State Estate Tax

The Ohio Estate Tax was a 6% tax that applied to estates that had a net value in excess of $338,333.  The 6% tax was levied on every dollar over $338,333.  Once the value of the estate reached $500,000, the … Continue reading

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Ohio Conceal Carry Laws – Effective September 30, 2011

The 129th General Assembly did not waste any time in changing state law to allow citizens with conceal carry permits (CCWs or CHLs) to carry their handguns into new venues.  State Senator Tim Schaffer introduced SB 17 for the first … Continue reading

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2010 Ohio Legislative Year in Review – Originally Published 12/8/2010

In 2010, a total of thirty-seven bills were passed by Ohio’s 128th General Assembly and subsequently signed into law by Governor Ted Strickland. Below, I have compiled a short summary of the legal highlights of the year: CRIMINAL LAW Senate … Continue reading

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