COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) this week appointed State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) to serve as chair of the Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee. State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) will serve as the vice chair. State Representative Kevin Boyce (D-Columbus), a former State Treasurer, will serve as ranking member.
As chair during the previous General Assembly, Rep. Adams guided a number of significant bills into law, including House Bills 322 and 209. By leveling the playing field for Ohio’s banking industry, House Bill 322 makes it possible for Huntington Bank to create 250 new jobs over the next four years. House Bill 209, sponsored by Rep. Adams, enables public funds managers to deposit funds in Ohio banks and keep taxpayer dollars in community banks in order to benefit local economies.
Additionally, Rep. Adams will continue his work on the Finance and Appropriations Committee, contributing to the development of a Biennium State Budget. He will serve on the Transportation Subcommittee of the Finance and Appropriations Committee, addressing the challenges of transportation expenditures as a part of the infrastructure of Ohio. He will also serve on the State and Local Government Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on Health Oversight.
Rep. Adams said, “I appreciate receiving these assignments from Speaker Batchelder to important areas of state government. I look forward to participating in the development of quality legislation as characterized by those aspects of state law which focus on the needs of Ohioans and the cost-effective spending of taxpayer dollars.”
Rep. Adams is currently serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 80th House District, which contains Miami County and parts of Darke County.