COLUMBUS – Newly elected Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) yesterday made some initial changes as Speaker, including changes to membership of the House Rules and Reference Committee. He announced he will be keeping State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) as a member of this committee.

Speaker Cupp appointed five new members to the House Rules and Reference Committee and kept two previously appointed members on the committee, one of them being Lanese. He also removed five members from the committee.

“I am honored that Speaker Cupp asked me to remain on the committee as he begins his tenure as speaker,” said Lanese. “I look forward to continuing to serve on this committee with the newly appointed members and to provide leadership and guidance as we move forward to finish up the 133rd General Assembly on a strong, positive note.”

The House Rules and Reference Committee assigns bills to committees for deliberations and determines when bills will be scheduled for a vote by the House of Representatives.


Representative Lanese is in her second term serving Ohio’s 23rd District, which covers portions of southwestern Franklin County, including Grove City, parts of Brown, Jackson and Prairie townships, and part of Hilliard. She is a member of the Ohio House leadership team, serving as Assistant Majority Whip.

For more information, contact Representative Lanese’s office at (614) 466-9690 or

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