Ohio Legal Research Blog


Great Lakes water management

The Council of Great Lakes Governors has released a draft agreement to protect the Great Lakes on June 30, now open for public comment. The draft agreement suggests a near ban on water diversion and other environmental protections of the Great Lakes region. This Globe and Mail story reports on the proposal.

Budget bill and 27 vetoes

Governor Taft signed the budget bill (HB 66) for the 2006-2007 fiscal year on June 30, including 27 vetoes (see Governor's veto message). The budget documents are here.


Uniform Mediation Act

The new Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) will govern the practice of mediation in Ohio. House Bill 303 will become effective on October 29, 2005. For information about the new law see the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resoution and Conflict Management UMA web page.


Administrative rules feed for ODMRDD

The Ohio Dept. of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities (ODMRDD) now has an RSS feed for its new administrative rules. Look for the orange RSS feed button on their Final Rules Quick Index. For updates on rules notices, MRDD has a subscription service. To subscribe send an email to join-rules.notice@odmrdd.state.oh.us.