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129th Ohio General Assembly



The One Hundred Twenty-ninth Ohio General Assembly was a meeting of the Ohio state legislature, composed of the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. It met in Columbus, Ohio from January 3, 2011 until December 20, 2012. While Ted Strickland was Ohio Governor for the first week of the biennium, John Kasich was sworn in during the second week. The apportionment of districts was based on the 2000 United States Census. This was the last time the 2000 census was used by the General Assembly to determine the apportionment of legislative districts. While the Ohio Senate was retained by the Ohio Republican Party, they won control of the Ohio House of Representatives from the Ohio Democratic Party.

Major legislation



Enacted

  • February 18, 2011: [http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_1 JobsOhio: Privatization of Development Department]
  • March 30, 2011: [http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_114 Ohio Biennium Transportation Budget 2012–2013]
  • March 31, 2011: [http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_SB_5_PSC_N.html Collective Bargaining Reform for Public Employees]

    Party summary

    :Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.

    Senate

    House of Representatives

    Leadership



    Senate

  • Senate President: Tom Niehaus
  • President Pro Tempore: Keith Faber

    :Majority (Republican) leadership
  • Majority Floor Leader: Jimmy Stewart
  • Majority Whip: Shannon Jones

    :Minority (Democratic) leadership
  • Senate Minority Leader: Capri Cafaro
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Shirley Smith
  • Minority Whip: Edna Brown
  • Assistant Minority Whip: Jason Wilson

    House of Representatives

  • Speaker of the House: William G. Batchelder
  • Speaker Pro Tempore: Lou Blessing

    :Majority (Republican) leadership
  • Majority Floor Leader: Matt Huffman
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Barbara Sears
  • Majority Whip: John Adams
  • Assistant Majority Whip: Cheryl Grossman

    :Minority (Democratic) leadership
  • House Minority Leader: Armond Budish
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Matt Szollosi
  • Minority Whip: Tracy Maxwell Heard
  • Assistant Minority Whip: Debbie Phillips

    Membership



    Senate

    House of Representatives

    Changes in membership



    Senate

    House of Representatives