Speaker Rosenberger Announces Specialized House Task Forces


Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff (R-Clarksville) this week announced a slate of new task forces that will be responsible for addressing specific policy areas and potentially making legislative recommendations to House standing committees. The newly named bipartisan task forces are as follows: Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Chair: Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) Speaker’s Task Force on HOPES (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education and Safety) Chair: Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) Speaker’s Task Force on Energy Policy Chair: Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) Speaker’s Task Force on Education and Poverty Chair: Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) Speaker’s Task Force on BRAC and Military Affairs Chair: Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) In the House Majority Caucus blog, Speaker Rosenberger explained: “These various task forces will provide us the opportunity to dive deeper into subject matters that affect Ohioans all across the state. Each of them will work to find solutions to some of Ohio’s most pressing issues and will collaborate with experts and interested parties to increase our understanding of these topics in order to forge a productive pathway forward.” Full task force memberships will be released by chairs at a later date. Task forces will begin holding interested party meetings beginning in April or May.  3/16/2017