HB 180 prohibiting municipalities from enacting employment residency requirements was signed by Governor Kasich. The law prevents local governments from including residency requirements on public works projects as a condition of bidding. HB 180 was one of GCC NECA’s primary goals for the legislature this year, and the news of the Governor’s signing should be a relief to all GCC NECA contractors.
However, the city of Cleveland filed suit to stop the enactment of this legislation.
Currently the lawsuit is before the State Supreme Court waiting to be heard.