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Bill would reduce government waste, make spending more efficient

COLUMBUS—State Representative Peter Beck (R-Mason) has announced that in an effort to streamline state spending and save tax dollars, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 171 to implement the recommendations of the Sunset Review Committee by terminating, transferring or renewing various boards, commissions or committees.

The Sunset Review Committee, after a two-year review of more than 275 such boards and commissions, has recommended the termination of more than 80 commissions based on criteria including cost effectiveness, transparency and redundancy.

“Senate Bill 171 will be a cost-saving measure to the taxpayers of Ohio, so I am pleased to see its passage from the Ohio House of Representatives,” said Rep. Beck. “This bill shows responsible government and brings transparency to the state of Ohio.”

Senate Bill 171 passed from the House with wide bipartisan support. Having passed consideration by both the House and Senate, it will now move to Governor Kasich for his signature.