OMA Testifies Against BWC Budget Bill

This week, the OMA testified as an opponent to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget bill (House Bill 80), appearing before the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee. The bill, as passed by the House, contains a variety of anti-business provisions, including the expansion of workers’ compensation benefits for mental or emotional impairment caused by PTSD for first responders — even in the absence of a physical injury. The Senate has indicated that a new substitute version of the bill will be adopted next week. HB 80 needs to be passed no later than June 30 to ensure continued funding for the BWC. 6/20/2019