THE COMMUNICATOR A News Magazine from State Representative Dave Greenspan
Welcome to our news magazine - The Communicator. The Communicator is intended to provide the residents and businesses of the 16th Ohio House District and the State of Ohio with periodic updates on legislative issues that are important to all Ohioans.
It is my honor to represent the Cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.
About Representative Greenspan
"As powerful as government is, it can only do so much by itself. Government can never take the place of parents in raising children. Government can never take the place of families and churches and synagogues in teaching values.
Government can never take the place of people in our communities working together and looking out for each other. Government can, of course, provide opportunities and encouragement. Government can help the next generation become better off. But government cannot make the next generation better. Government can set goals but only people can touch souls.“
A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat, Author Senator Zell Miller, Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2003.
Representative Dave Greenspan is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 16th Ohio House District, which includes the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.
Representative Greenspan has a wealth of experience in local government, serving in different capacities across the country. He served on the inaugural City Council for the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia and helped establish its Fire and Police Departments, develop its first Fund Balance Reserve Policy, and expand the city’s parks program.
Most recently, Representative Greenspan served two terms on the Cuyahoga County Council, first elected to the inaugural County Council in 2010. During his tenure, Representative Greenspan was the chairman of the Cuyahoga County Finance and Budgeting Committee, directing the adoption of a $3 billion biennial budget, which is the largest county operating budget in the state of Ohio.
Dave graduated from Troy University in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. In addition to his dedication to public service, Representative Greenspan has held a variety of roles in the public sector, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He has held leadership positions with the Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, Turner Media Consultants, and the PGA TOUR Radio Network. Currently, Representative Greenspan is a small business owner and Chief Executive Officer of Green Elk Consulting Services, a consulting company that focuses on emerging/start-up ventures and turn-around business entities.
Representative Greenspan is married with three children and is active in their education, extracurricular activities, and civic organizations. He and his family currently live in Westlake, Ohio.
State Representative Dave Greenspan
“It is our goal to create a reasonable, practical, and measured attempt to make sure that Ohioans are legal to drive with a valid driver’s license and insurance while driving through our neighborhoods and on our interstates" Added Representatives Barnes and Greenspan
COLUMBUS— Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) introduced House Bill 251 that would allow local governments to increase maturity of bonds eligible for investing interim money. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support in the House and the Senate. The bill was signed by the government and officially enrolled into the Ohio Revised Code. The bill become effective on August 1st, 2018.
District 16 Constituent Spotlight
Rick Grane, the sergeant at arms of the Western Cuyahoga Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge 28, was also honored for receiving the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Officer of the Year.
“We have a lot to be thankful for in our Westshore communities,” said Greenspan. “Our area is honored and privileged to have three members of our law enforcement agencies to be recognized not only here at home but statewide for their exceptional service, dedication, and commitment.” Representative Greenspan said.
Additionally, Jim Carbone was recognized as
the School Resource Officer of the Year. He
serves at North Olmsted High School.
COLUMBUS - Bipartisan support helped the General Assembly pass House Bill 336, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and John Barnes (D-Cleveland), to help decrease the high number of Ohioans with suspended driver’s licenses.
The short-term program is intended to help indigent Ohioans who are unable to afford the reinstatement fee or fines that they have accrued throughout their license suspension. According to bill sponsors, many of these individuals continue to drive, risking further financial repercussion for either themselves or other drivers on the road.
The “Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative” would establish a temporary six-month debt reduction and waiver program for individuals who had their licenses suspended for a variety of reasons, with the exception of offenses involving alcohol, drugs or a deadly weapon.
The program would set up certain eligibility requirements for a fee reduction or waiver, including the following: that the individual’s suspension has been in effect for at least 18 months, the individual is indigent, and the individual has completed all court-ordered sanctions other than paying the reinstatement fee. House Bill 336 seeks to help Ohioans who may not have the extra funds to pay the fees and are trying to get back on their feet. The bill would incentivize individuals to legally reinstate their license, keep their insurance coverage, and prevent them from continuing to drive on a suspended license.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) honored three local law enforcement officers for their exemplary service with commendations on behalf of the Ohio House.
Greenspan recognized Officer Bill Saringer
with the North Olmsted Police Department,
who received the 2017 Virgil McDaniel Award
from the Western Cuyahoga Fraternal Order
of Police Lodge 25. The award is given to an
officer who has gone above and beyond the
call of duty to provide exceptional service to
House Bill 336: Suspended Drivers License Reinstatement Bill
House Bill 251: Local Government Investment Bill
Legislative Success in the Third Quarter!
Representative Greenspans' Bills Signed into Law
State Representative Dave Greenspan gives his first floor speech as the Bill's' sponsor.
The Bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives 84-9.
COLUMBUS— Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) sponsored House Bill 361, legislation that will make it easier for county boards of revision, especially those in heavily populated counties, more time to hear property tax complaints.
Boards of revision consist of a panel of elected officials within a county to which property owners can bring complaints and concerns in regards to appraisals, sales data and other property assessment matters.
Current state law requires boards of revision to decide on property complaints within 90 days of when they are filed. Oftentimes, particularly in the state’s most populous counties, this is not enough time to keep up with the number of complaints that are brought forward.
House Bill 312: Financial Accountability Bill
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation aimed at attracting more major sporting events to Ohio and, in turn, generating additional revenue for the state and local communities.
House Bill 531 removes the current cap on the amount of sports event grants that may be awarded in a fiscal year for sporting events that are competitively bid on by other states. Grants are awarded by the Director of Development Services to counties, municipalities or local organizing committees to support the selection for national or international sports competitions.
The legislation, which passed the House with bipartisan support, removes the current $500,000 per-event grant cap, as well as the $1 million cap on the number of events that can be awarded in a fiscal year. The bill requires the Director of Development Services to consult with the state’s tax commissioner to outline a formula projecting incremental sales tax increases expected to be generated by hosting the event. All grants would be paid from state sales tax receipts.
Counties, municipalities and local organizing committees are eligible for grant funding only if the sales tax receipts generated by the event exceeds the benchmark set by the tax commissioner. That is, simply landing a major, competitively-bid sporting event does not guarantee that these entities will receive a grant.
House Bill 531 also authorizes the release of grants for sports-related events other than competitions, such as the NFL Draft. Sporting events that have been held in Ohio within the previous two years are ineligible.
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House Bill 361: Board of Revisions Compliance Bill
COLUMBUS— Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) announces the passage of House Bill 481. House bill 481 was created to supplement his previous legislation, House Bill 360.
House Bill 481 will fund the Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act. To ensure the quickest possible passage of this funding bill, House Bill 481 was amended in Senate Bill 86, and passed by the House. Senate Bill 86 will now go back to the Senate to have the changes concurred on.
"This bill will make Ohio more competitive in attracting major sports events and promoting our travel and destination assets" Representative Greenspan said.
Greenspans' Legislation Promoting Economic Growth in Ohio Passes House
House Bill 481: Stop Bullying License Plate Bill
Legislative Success in the Third Quarter!
Representative Greenspans' Bills Go to the Senate
Watch Floor Speech
COLUMBUS— Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative Schuring introduced House Bill 312 in order to protect public funds.
House Bill 312 requires political subdivisions to follow procedures for the use of credit card accounts, including adopting a policy, conducting a periodic review, and in some cases providing itemized receipts to the political subdivision
House Bill 531: Major Sporting Events Attraction Bill
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