Legislation, Issues & Laws
Today's broadband industry is at the forefront of telecommunications technology that delivers quality broadband, video, mobile and voice services to our customers.
Our position as a leader in innovation brings with it numerous issues warranting our attention and concern. On behalf of Ohio's broadband cable industry, OCTA monitors and participates in issues under discussion at the local, state and federal level.
For information on current issues and industry positions, visit the Key Issues area of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association website.
House Bills - House Bill 5 Summary
Senate Bills - OCTA analysis of Senate Bill 378 as enacted and Senate Bill 378
As amended by the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
State of Ohio Law (Ohio Revised Code)
HB 5 Municipal Tax
Summary of Key Provisions of Am. Sub. H.B. 5
Prepared by the Ohio Society of CPAs
- Requires municipal corporations levying an income tax as of January 1, 2016 to amend their existing income tax ordinances to include certain statements incorporating the bill's limitations.
- Establishes a uniform tax base applicable to all municipal corporations levying an income tax (with a few exceptions by further defining the income that municipal corporations can tax and the income that they may not tax.