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From the Desk of Rep. Dovilla x x x x FromtheDeskof Rep.Dovilla AttheStatehouse Aroundthe7th UpcomingEvents Dear7thDistrictResident: Fallhasofficiallyarrived,andwiththechangeofseasonstheOhio HouseofRepresentativesiswrappingupitssummerscheduleoffield hearings.

Overthepastfewmonths,severalHousestandingcommittees andstudycommitteeshavebeenfocusedonavarietyofissuesranging fromMedicaidreformtohighereducation. TheHousePolicyandLegislativeOversightCommittee,whichIam honoredtochair,hasbeenamongthosestandingcommitteesmaking productiveuseofthesummermonthswhilethefullHouseisnotholding votingsessions.Forourthirdhearing,wemostrecentlytraveledto northwestOhiotoexaminethepositiveimpactoftourismonourstates economy,andnextweekwewillbecomingtothe7thHouseDistrictfor anoversighthearingonveteransservices.Thereismoreinformationon thesemeetingsinourAttheStatehouse section. Mydistrictschedulecontinuestobebusyaswell,featuring meetingsrelatedtoeconomicdevelopment,publiceducation,and transportation,amongotherissues.Thesemattersaredetailedinthe Aroundthe7th segmentbelow. Inaddition,startingthisSaturdayIwillstartmyfallroundofdistrictoffice hoursattheBereapubliclibrary.MoreinformationisinourUpcoming Events calendar. ItisanhonortocontinueservingyouintheOhioHouseof Representatives.IfImayeverbeofassistancetoyouoryourfamily, pleasecontactmyofficeat6144664895orRep07@ohiohouse.gov.I hopetohearfromyousoon. Sincerely, StateRepresentativeMikeDovilla Tounsubscribepleasereply tothisnewsletterwiththe response,Unsubscribe. At the Statehouse Overthesummer,wehavebeenconductingfieldhearingsofthe HousePolicyandLegislativeOversightCommittee,whichIserveas

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chairman.Inourlasttwonewsletters,Iprovidedupdatesonourfirsttwo hearingsinCincinnationHCR27relatedtotheInternalRevenueService andinSt.Clairsvilleonmaintainingaffordable,reliableelectricityfor Ohioans. OnSeptember10,thecommitteetraveledtoSanduskyforour thirdsummerhearing.Thismeetingfocusedonthesmallbusinessesin ourstatethatrelyontravelandtourism,Ohiosfourthlargestindustry, andthechangesbeingimplementedbytheDevelopmentServicesAgency (DSA)andTourismOhioasaresultofSenateBill314fromthe129th GeneralAssembly.Thecommitteeheardfrom13witnesses,including DSADirectorDavidGoodmanandavarietyoftourismrepresentatives fromrestaurants,hotels,amusementparks,wineries,andconventionand visitorbureaus.Membersusedthisopportunitytolearnmoreabout actionswecantaketostrengthenanindustrythatsupportsover443,000 jobsandgeneratesover$43.3billionforourstateseconomy. Ourfourthandfinalfieldhearingwillcometothe7thHouse DistrictonSeptember26,whenthecommitteewillconveneatBaldwin WallaceUniversitytoconductoversightonchangesbeingimplementedby theDepartmentofVeteransServicesandasaresultofHouseBill490from the129thGeneralAssemblyandthesupportservicesofferedtoveterans bymyriadorganizationsthroughoutthestate.AsaU.S.Navyveteranand BWgraduate,Iamparticularlygratifiedthatmyalmamater,whichhas beenrecognizedasaYellowRibboninstitutionforitsrobustprogramto attractreturningveterans,hasofferedtohostourcommitteeforthis hearing. Around the 7th Inadditiontopreparingforoursummerhearingsandcontinuing toworkonlegislativeandoversightmattersattheStatehouseandaround Ohio,overthepastfewweeks,Iparticipatedinthefollowingactivitiesin ourdistrict: OnSeptember9,IparticipatedinaspecialmeetingoftheOhio TurnpikeandInfrastructureCommission,wherethecommissionapproved tenprojects(andrejectedtwosuchproposals)presentedbytheOhio DepartmentofTransportationforfundingwithnewlyissuedrevenue bonds.AllapprovedprojectshaveaclearnexustotheOhioTurnpike;the twoCuyahogaCountyprojectsapprovedinthisfirsttranchewilladvance thetimelineforconstructingthesecondspanoftheInnerbeltBridgeand thefirstportionoftheOpportunityCorridor. OnSeptember11,ImetwithDr.JimLloyd,thenew superintendentoftheOlmstedFallsCitySchoolDistrict,todiscussdistrict operations,partofanongoingseriesofmeetingsIholdwithleadershipin ourHousedistrictsfourschooldistricts. OnSeptember12,IattendedahearingoftheHousePrescription

DrugAddictionandHealthcareReformStudyCommittee,whichhasbeen holdingsummerfieldhearingsaroundthestatetodiscussthisimportant elementofMedicaidreform.ThestudycommitteemetatLutheran Hospital,aClevelandClinicaffiliateinOhioCity. OnSeptember18,ImetwithGregGurka,thenew superintendentoftheNorthRoyaltonCitySchoolDistrict,andRich McIntosh,thedistrictstreasurer,todiscussoperationalandfinancial issues. OnSeptember19,ImetwithrepresentativesofOlmsted TownshiptodiscussprogressbeingmadeontheJointEconomic DevelopmentDistrict. OnSeptember20,ImetwithDr.RichardPinkerton,aretired universityprofessorandStrongsvilleconstituent,todiscusspotential reformstoreducethecostofhighereducation. OnSeptember23,IpresentedaHouseResolutiontoWalloverOil inStrongsvilleincelebrationofits150thanniversary. OnSeptember23,IvisitedwithresidentsandstaffofBlossom Hill,anagencyassistingindividualswithdisabilitiesinNorthRoyalton. Upcoming Events Werecentlyannouncedourfall2013roundofdistrictoffice hours,hostedbybranchesoftheCuyahogaCountyPublicLibrary(CCPL)in the7thHouseDistrict.Iinviteyoutojoinmebetween10:00a.m.and noononanyofthefollowingdaysforaoneonone,noappointment necessarymeetinginyourcommunity: x September28:Berea x October5:NorthRoyalton x October26:Strongsville x December7:OlmstedFalls Otherupcomingdatesofnoteonmyofficialcalendarandinour communityinclude: x x x x x x x September28:Community&FamilyDay,BaldwinWallace University,Berea September28:CommunityDay,VFWPost3345,Strongsville September29:EagleScoutCourtofHonor,CCPLLibrary,North Royalton September30:AwardCeremony&Luncheon,Cintas,Strongsville September30:Bryant&StrattonTour,Parma October4:NorthRoyaltonEducationFoundationPastaDinner, NorthRoyaltonMiddleSchool,NorthRoyalton October13:BoyScoutTroop526PancakeBreakfast,St.Albert theGreatChurch,NorthRoyalton

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October22:Founders DayLuncheon,BaldwinWallaceUniversity, Berea October28:SmallBusinessVisit,DiscountDrugMart,North Royalton

Savethedate!OnSunday,December8,theKiwanisClubof BereawillholditsAnnualPancakeFestivalatBereaMidparkHighSchool. Staytunedformoredetails. Formoreinformationonanyeventortosubmitaneventfor inclusioninafutureissueofthe7thDistrictNewsletter,pleaseemailme atRep07@ohiohouse.gov.Thankyou!