**Update: May 2, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 49, the state budget bill, which included critical language to help reform CAUV. The Ohio Senate will now take up and review the budget, including the CAUV reform language, making their own changes and amendments (The budget debate is projected to continue into late June.) When the time comes, Ohio Farm Bureau will again turn to its members to unite and ask their senator to support CAUV reform.***
CAUV reform has been included in the state budget, and the time to act is now. Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging members to voice their support of CAUV reform.
“We are asking that members call their member of the Ohio House of Representatives and thank him or her for recognizing the importance of CAUV reform and then stress the need to protect and keep the CAUV language in the proposed state budget,” according to Yvonne Lesicko, Ohio Farm Bureau’s vice president, public policy.
Click here to look up legislators’ phone numbers. Action is requested by May 3.
April 25, the House of Representatives leadership team announced language is included in the proposed state budget that will help bring relief to farmers who have faced uncertainty from increasing CAUV valuation.
Ohio Farm Bureau has been working with House members to accomplish CAUV reform, but now it is up to members to help protect and keep CAUV language in the budget by making sure statewide support is voiced. House members need to hear from farmers and property owners regarding their support of this CAUV language, and will need to hear before the budget is voted out of the House.
To learn more about the work being done, what is in the bill or what the budget process will look like moving forward, visit the Farm Votes Matter website.