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OHIO TO IMPLEMENT A BOLD, NEW LAW TO DETER DISTRACTED DRIVING COLUMBUS

October 29, 2018

Effective October 29, House Bill 95 becomes law and enacts a significant distracted driving deterrent and an effective tool for law enforcement to enforce dangerous driving. House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations. For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver…

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AGC of Ohio Agrees to file Amicus Briefs

June 27, 2018

AGC of Ohio Agrees to file Amicus Briefs on Two Important Construction Issues The AGC of Ohio Board of Directors voted in a recent meeting to file “friends of the court” (Amicus Briefs) in the Ohio Supreme Court on two important construction industry issues. Both briefs are to be filed in early July. Residency Issue…

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Prohibition of Employee Residency Requirements (aka Local Hire)

June 5, 2018

The Eighth Appellate District Court of Appeals’ in Cuyahoga County upheld a Cleveland trial court’s injunction on the statute prohibiting the use of residency requirements on public improvement contracts in Ohio. AGC of Ohio strongly supported the legislation (H.B. 180) that was enacted in 2016. The case has been appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court,…

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Municipal Tax Reform, Optional Centralized Net Profits Collection

June 5, 2018

More than 100 cities and villages filed a civil lawsuit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas challenging the constitutionality of key municipal income tax reforms signed into law through H.B. 49 in June 2017 and H.B. 5 in December 2014. AGC was an active proponent of the municipal tax changes. The suit seeks…

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General Liability Insurance

June 5, 2018

In January, Ohio’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled that an insurer, in this case Cincinnati Insurance, has the duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage resulting from a subcontractor’s defective work. The court rejected the Cincinnati Insurance’s argument that claims of defective work, regardless…

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