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Ohio Senate passes its version of Ohio's Budget Bill
On June 6, 2013, the Ohio Senate (“Senate”) voted to pass its version of Sub H.B. 59, Ohio's Budget Bill ("Budget Bill"). The Budget Bill was passed in the Senate with a vote of 23-10. The Senate’s version will likely be rejected by the Ohio House of Representatives (“House”) and then be sent to a conference committee which will provide a committee report to the House and the Senate to approve the final version of the Budget Bill. Under the Ohio Constitution, the budget must be in place by July 1, 2013.