On October 23, 2013, a revised HB 5 substitute bill (subHB5) was introduced during a press conference by Ohio lawmakers. The House Ways and Means Committee voted on November 6, 2013 to pass subHB5 out of committee, over continued concerns from municipalities. It then went to the House floor for a vote. Concerns from municipalities were again voiced to–and subsequently ignored by–the members of the House, who passed the bill (56-41). The bill was introduced to the Senate Finance Committee on November 19, 2013, and awaits review. Click here for more information on where subHB5 can go next on its path towards the Governor’s signature.
The key to stopping subHB5 from gutting the revenue of Ohio’s municipalities is communication, and time is of the essence. Click here to locate your district’s Senator, and send them an email informing them of the negative impact subHB5 will have on your community!
Click here to read subHB5 as introduced during the press conference.
Click here to read the House Ways and Means Committee’s Omnibus Amendment to subHB5.
Click here to read the Ohio Legislative Service Commission’s HB 5 and subHB5 comparison.
Click here to read a review of subHB5 from the perspective of Ohio’s municipalities.
We will keep you updated on any developments as news becomes available.
The House Bill 5 substitute bill will hurt cities because:
A municipal income tax system in Ohio that’s reasonable and simple is possible and attainable with the proper legislation. Join us in helping municipalities around Ohio oppose subHB5 and convince lawmakers to do what’s best for all of Ohio by demanding true uniformity in Ohio municipal income tax.
Click here to read subHB5 in its entirety.
Click here to submit your resolution or impact analysis to Ohio United.
We are an advocacy group for Ohio’s cities and villages, initiated by Ohio’s First Suburbs Consortiums and communities from the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo metropolitan areas.
Mike Summers, Mayor, Lakewood
Jennifer Kuzma, Director, NEO-FSC
Jack Jenson, Executive Director, First Suburbs Dayton
Tom Moeller, City Manager, Madeira
Steve Byington, Vice Mayor, Oakwood
Bill Doering, Councilman, Amberly Village
Ben Kessler, Mayor, Bexley
Earl Leiken, Mayor, Shaker Heights