Brenner announces bill passage

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COLUMBUS—State Representative Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) on Sept. 20 announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would give the legislature additional oversight regarding the state’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

House Bill 235, sponsored by Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green), requires the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to submit a written copy of the state plan required by ESSA to each member of the House and Senate education committees. This plan must be submitted no later than 30 days before it is implemented.

House Bill 235 was referred to the House Education and Career Readiness Committee where it received a full vetting in the form of three hearings and a plethora of questions and testimonies by interested parties. The bill was voted out of committee favorably by a margin of 18-1.

“As chairman of the House Education and Career Readiness Committee, I applaud Rep. Gavarone’s work on this bill, the work that I and my fellow committee members did in vetting this bill, and am happy to see it pass out of the House,” said Brenner. “This bill will provide the necessary oversight needed to ensure that the Ohio Department of Education is doing right by the taxpayers, parents, and students with regard to federal regulations. I look forward to the hearings House Bill 235 will have in the Senate and hope to see it become law.”

The bill also includes a measure that would prohibit ODE from putting the plan into effect should the legislature disapprove the plan through a concurrent resolution.

House Bill 235 now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.

State Reps. Carfagna, Brenner Released Delaware County Fair PSA

Encouraged residents to attend fairgrounds, Little Brown Jug

State Representative Rick Carfagna (R–Genoa Township) and Andrew Brenner (R- Powell) recently released a public service announcement (PSA) regarding the Delaware County Fair and Little Brown Jug.

The PSA can be viewed and downloaded from this link:

The Delaware County Fair was September 16-23. For more information about the fair and races visit:

“The 2017 Delaware County Fair is just around the corner,” said Carfagna. “Whether supporting the 4-H program, watching the 72nd running of the Little Brown Jug, or enjoying all of the fair food, you can bet there is something for everyone.”

“I’m looking forward to another Delaware County Fair and all the excitement that comes with it,” said Rep. Brenner. “The fair is a great place for students and adults to learn about agriculture and demonstrate their many talents.”

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