Legislative Platform

Prior to the start of each General Assembly, CCAO members develop, through the committee and Board of Directors approval process, a legislative platform to guide the Association’s advocacy efforts for the next two years. Ultimately, the platform is voted on by the CCAO general membership at the annual winter conference in December.

2019-2020 Legislative Platform:

Stronger Partnership, Stronger Counties, Stronger Ohio Top Priorities for 2020

  • Complete the progress made in the FY20-21 state budget by fully transferring the provision and funding requirement of indigent defense services from counties to the state.
  • Promote broadband expansion to ensure unserved and underserved areas of the state remain digitally connected and economically competitive.
  • Build off of the recent successes in Children Services while navigating implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act.
  • Ensure key county revenue streams remain strong and stable to fund critical county services.

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2019-2020 CCAO Legislative Platform
2017-2018 CCAO Legislative Program
2015-2016 CCAO Legislative Program
2013-2014 CCAO Legislative Program
2011-2012 CCAO Legislative Program
2009-2010 CCAO Legislative Program
2007-2008 CCAO Legislative Program

Bills we are following

Bills that have been introduced this General Assembly that may affect counties. Learn More