As readers will note, very little of what is introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives gets passed by the House much less passed by the Senate and signed into law by Governor Strickland.
Along the way, legislators such as Stephen Slesnick (Democrat - Canton) attach their names as sponsors and co-sponsors of bills which have no chance of passage and many of which are a waste of legislative resources.
The SCPR believes that Representative Slesnick is a classical example of an legislator who is not a leader but is a follower. He appears to have a nose for getting his name attached to bills that get passed by the Ohio House at a minimum and a significant number end up getting enacted into law.
But to what end for the benefit for of Ohioans?
Here is a report of the bills for this reporting segment (#3) that the SCPR believes may be going nowhere or are close to being inane, if they do eventually pass:
Primary Sponsor(s): Pryor
Subject: State licensors-consider military experience/waive fees for veterans
Primary Sponsor(s): Letson & Fende
Subject: General Assembly members-perform civil marriage ceremonies
Primary Sponsor(s): Chandler & Moran
Subject: Tax refund-contribute to Ohio Historical Society
Primary Sponsor(s): Yuko
Subject: Union Workers Memorial Bridge-I-480 in Cuyahoga County