Governor Kasich Signs Library Omnibus Legislation
Today, Governor Kasich signed the Library Omnibus Legislation (SB 321) introduced by Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and actively supported by the Ohio Library Council.
SB 321 addresses a number of issues affecting public libraries including double taxation in levy districts. It also raises the required bidding threshold for permanent improvements to $50,000 (from $25,000). The bill has an emergency clause, which means it is effective immediately upon Governor's signature (instead of 90 full days after the signing).
The OLC has prepared answers to some commonly-asked questions about SB 321. If you have any additional questions, please send them to Lynda Murray at email@example.com.