COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) today took the oath of office for his second term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 83rd House District, which includes Hancock and Hardin counties, as well as the northern portion of Logan County.
“I remain committed to boosting Ohio’s economic recovery and working on policies to keep Ohio safer, stronger and open for business during the next two years,” said Cross.
Cross recently announced his legislation, House Bill 405, creating the Family Forward Linked Deposit program was signed into law. This bill helps remove financial barriers to the adoption process so families can adopt Ohio children in need of a loving family.
Three other bills sponsored by Cross were signed into law during the 133rd General Assembly and include:
.House Bill 2, which creates the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) and TechCred program in Ohio to help develop a skilled workforce and attract investment in our state
.House Bill 352, legislation that reforms the state’s workplace discrimination laws to strengthen Ohio’s business and legal climates
.House Bill 224, which was amended into House Bill 197 and authorizes medical professionals and facilities to fully utilize Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to improve patient care
Additional accomplishments of Cross’s first term in office include:
.Sponsored 16 bills and co-sponsored 105 bills
.Secured $16.3 million for Hancock and Hardin counties for community projects and flood mitigation efforts
.Approved $5.5 million for local governments in the 83rd House District for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses
.Secured $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding for local school districts in Hancock, Hardin and Logan counties
.Hosted monthly district office hours and 24 community town hall meetings
.Supported pro-life and pro-second amendment legislation
.Passed a balanced budget with significant tax cuts of nearly $700 million and investment in Ohio’s infrastructure, law enforcement, education, agriculture, workforce and economic development, and local governments
.Served on four House standing committees: Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial institutions, and Public Utilities, as well as appointed to two-subcommittees
“I am proud of the achievements during my first term for my constituents and communities,” added Cross. “I look forward to continue to champion the 83rd District in the 134th General Assembly.”
Today’s session marked the beginning of the 134th General Assembly.