On June 12, the Ohio House and Senate confirmed their members for the conference committee to consider differences in H.B. 59, the fiscal year 2014-2015 state budget bill. House members are Representatives Amstutz, McClain and Sykes; Senate members are Oelslager, Coley and Sawyer.

The conference committee must reconcile differences in the two versions of the bill passed by each house in the legislature. Once that is done, each chamber will have to vote whether to concur in the recommendation or not. If agreement is reached, the bill will be sent to the governor for his signature.

A budget must be in place by July 1, 2013.