Tuesday, March 27, 2012

St. Rep. Terhar Announces Passage of Ohio War Orphans and National Guard Scholarship Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Lou Terhar (R-Green Township) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 280, which revises laws pertaining to the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship and the Ohio National Guard Scholarship.

House Bill 280 was introduced in order to address the funding reductions proposed in the executive budget. It authorizes the administrators of the National Guard and War Orphans scholarship programs to apply for, and receive and accept, grants, gifts, bequests, and contributions from public and private sources.

In addition, House Bill 280 qualifies for a War Orphans Scholarship the children of any deceased or severely wounded service members who participated in an operation for which the Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal was awarded.

“House Bill 280 is a common-sense piece of legislation that will continue to provide aid to members of our armed forces and their loved ones,” said Representative Terhar.

House Bill 280 passed by a vote of 91-0 and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.