OHIO LEGISLATIVE STATISTICS

The Ohio Legislature seemed very non-productive in its first year. Only 59 bills passed, which is around ten percent of those introduced. To get some perspective, I checked the previous two general Assemblies. In the 129th, both houses had Republican majorities. About one-fifth of the bills that were introduced passed both houses. In the 128th, the two houses were split – Dems controlled the House and Reps controlled the Senate. In that session one-fifth of the bills passed only one house. Fewer than one in ten passed both houses. In terms of fraction of bills passed, the current (130th) General Assembly is about as productive as the entire 128th. It is reasonable to expect that the current Legislature will catch up with the previous one before 2014 is over.

Considering what’s in most legislation nowadays, we should hope for an unproductive New Year.

 

OHIO LEGISLATIVE STATISTICS

 

128 GA,

2009-10

129 GA,

2011-12

 

130 GA,

2013

 

House

Senate

House

Senate

House

Senate

Control

D

R

R

R

R

R

Bills Introduced

617

322

623

383

398

260

Bills Passed One House

109

65

180

108

77

60

Percent of Introduced

18

20

29

27

20

23

Bills

Enacted

33

25

130

71

31

28

Percent of Introduced

5

8

21

18

8

11

 

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