The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature constructed of two chambers, The Ohio State House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate, similar to the United States Congress. State Representatives serve two year terms, with a limit of three consecutive terms in the Ohio State House. State Senators serve four year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms in the Ohio State Senate.

The Ohio State House of Representatives is made up of 99 members and the Ohio State Senate is made up of 33 members. You as a citizen are represented by a state representative and a state senator. The goal of these representative is to develop solutions that will assist the needs of the citizens in their districts through legislative action.

House members attend many meetings of their local, civic, religious and business groups. Through these contacts and suggestions from individual citizens, state representatives gauge public opinion and develop proposals for changes in the state law. These proposals are prepared in the form of a bill and are then formally considered by the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Governor before becoming law.

To learn more about the role of your representative click here.

To see a diagram of entire legislative process and how a bill becomes a law in Ohio click here.

To find out what issues are currently being proposed as bills in addition to previous resolutions passed by the General Assembly click here.