Legislative Victories

Elimination of the Ohio Estate Tax: The legislature has passed a state budget that includes the repeal of Ohio’s Estate Tax. The 1851 Center drafted and represented the initiative, while the grassroots efforts was led by Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax.

Mortgage Modification Bill: In March 2009, the 1851 Center submitted written and oral testimony to the Ohio General Assembly on House Bill 3, a bill that would allow Ohio’s trial judges to rewrite the terms of mortgage contracts.  The Center’s testimony made it clear that HB 3 was an unconstitutional abridgment of written contracts, and if passed, the 1851 Center would pursue legal action. The Housing Subcommittee removed the provision.