Ohio Legislation


Changes in Collateral Sanctions Laws

On June 7, 2012, Senator Bill Seitz spoke to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood about recent changes to Collateral Sanctions laws in Ohio that make it easier for former offenders to find employment and get a fresh start.  More>>


Legislative Information Session on Fatherhood & Early Child Care Presentation - May 4, 2012


Engaging Fathers by Changes in Ohio Child Support Laws

Ohio’s Office of Child Support, in collaboration with various fatherhood programs, has recognized the need to make it easier for child support obligors to more effectively provide for the well-being of their children. Ohio’s child support program continues to partner with fatherhood programs across the state in identifying barriers to successful fatherchild relationships and has worked with stakeholders and legislators to promote important changes in the child support program. More>>


 Ohio General Assembly Affirms Support of Fatherhood Commission

Thanks to the phone calls, emails and letters from people throughout Ohio, the General Assembly included the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood in the biennial budget.  During the budget reconciliation process Governor Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Niehaus all agreed that the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood was making a difference and should continue to be funded.  The budget allocates $1,000,000 for the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood over the next two years. 

 The budget bill (HB 153) made three changes to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood statue:

  1. Governor appoints the Executive Director and sets his salary;
  2.  Executive Director reports to Director of ODJFS; and
  3.  Annual report includes an evaluation of the OCF-funded programs and initiatives.








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