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Kasich signs jobs-related, property tax complaint bills

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Gov. John R. Kasich recently signed bills that separately establish the first week of May each year as In-Demand Jobs Week and codify a relatively recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings on property tax complaints.

Each of the bills is slated to become effective early next year.

Senate Bill 3 is expected to designate the full week beginning on the first Monday in May as In-Demand Jobs Week.

Along with the designation, the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation, in collaboration with the Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education is expected to organize activities to raise awareness of jobs that are in demand by Ohio employers and the requirements and benefits of those jobs.

Under the law, activities must include job fairs and company tours that connect middle and high school students with local employers.

Any fiscal effect associated with this provision is minimal, at most, according to Ohio Legislative Service Commission analysis of the bill.

Office of Workforce Transformation has indicated that existing staff will organize In-Demand Jobs Week activities.

House Bill 118 expressly prohibits the dismissal of property tax complaint for failure to correctly identify the property owner.

The state Supreme Court previously ruled in favor of the complainants in James Navratil Development Company v. Medina County Board. of Revision (2014) and Groveport Madison Local Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision (2013), reasoning the subject property of a tax complaint is identified by parcel, as well as address, on any such complaint, rendering moot the argument for dismissal on the basis of an incomplete, partial or incorrect owner name.

The rulings ran counter to state law, according to the bill's sponsor, Monclova Republican Rep. Derek Merrin.

"The name of the owner is irrelevant when determining the value of a property," Merrin said of the law as it was before HB 118's enactment.

The bill codifies the high-court rulings, explicitly prohibiting a board of revision from dismissing a property tax complaint on the ground that it fails to properly identify the property owner.

HB 118 specifically requires both the county auditor and the board of revision to exercise due diligence to ensure the correct property owner is notified if the complaint form does not correctly identify the property owner.

Date Published: November 27, 2017


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