State Reps. Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County) and Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) announced that House Bill 283, legislation to add a judge to the Adams County common pleas court, today passed out of the House Civil Justice Committee.
House Bill 283, sponsored by Pizzulli and Schmidt, will establish two divisions within Adams County common pleas court—one to handle civil, criminal, and domestic relations cases and another to oversee probate and juvenile cases.
“This legislation will not only uplift our dedicated court staff, but it will ensure our children receive the care and protection they deserve,” said Pizzulli. “It was proven throughout the committee process that another judge is needed in Adams County.”
“House Bill 283 will help Adams County children and better equip those who are dedicated to serving the county with care,” said Schmidt.
Adams County is one of four Ohio counties that only has one judge serving the entire county.
The bill awaits further consideration.