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Bill Removing Duplicative, Bureaucratic Hurdles for Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Business Entrepreneurs Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Mike DeWine signed SB 105 into law. This bipartisan legislation removes needless red tape and unnecessary paperwork when minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs seek Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification in Ohio.

“Ohio is the destination state for job creators because we don’t let needless bureaucracy get in the way of entrepreneurship,” said Secretary LaRose. “What started with frustrations shared to me by the minority business community turned into a major bipartisan victory. I am thankful to the bill sponsors, Senators Sykes and Schuring, our legislative leaders, and Governor DeWine for having the backs of entrepreneurs.”

Earlier in his Administration, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose participated in Minority Business Roundtables across Ohio where he would often hear frustration with the unnecessary time and paperwork required to become MBE certified in multiple jurisdictions. In response, the Secretary made this bill a top priority and served as a leading advocate throughout the legislative process. Click here to watch proponent testimony last year from Secretary LaRose to the Ohio House Economic & Workforce Committee on SB 105.

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Click here to download free-use photographs from today’s bill signing.

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