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County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities

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Jan Dougherty, doughertyjan@gmail.com

State Employment First Efforts: Legislation & Directive/Executive Order

  • OH Employment First Executive Order: January 2019 Governor’s EO (2019-03D), establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities
  • OH Employment First Legislation: Sec. 5123.022 of FY 2014 Budget Bill (H.B. 59) that includes language making Ohio’s Employment First policy for individuals with developmental disabilities state law. See p. 140 of bill analysis for summary of Employment First provisions.
  • OH Employment First Executive Order: March 2012 Governor’s EO (2012-05K), establishing an Employment First Policy and Taskforce to Expand Community Employment Opportunities for Working-Age Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities.

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Governor John Kasich speaks about Employment First