Conference Committee Adds Two, Tax-Related Provisions: OLC Sends Veto Requests

Before concluding their work, the Conference Committee added two tax-related provisions to the final budget bill. Essentially, they added House Bill (HB) 76 (changes to levy ballot language) and HB 149 (special property tax exemption for homebuilders) to the bill. The OLC is on record for opposing both of these proposals. This morning, the OLC sent a veto request letter to Gov. DeWine respectfully asking him to line-item veto both of these provisions from the budget bill. In addition, the OLC is part of a larger coalition of 15 organizations opposing HB 149. The coalition hand delivered a veto request letter to the Governor this morning on that proposal specifically. More information will be shared once the Governor signs the budget bill.