Chamber Advocacy Documents

The Chamber spends much time and effort meeting with elected officials, writing letters on proposed regulations, and testifying on legislation to effectively advocate the business position on pending public policy issues. Copies of our letters, testimony presented, and other examples of our efforts are available here for members to review and to gain a better understanding of how the chamber works on our members’ behalf.

Advocacy Letters

Dayton Chamber urges Congress to fund CHIPS Act, support for semi-conductor supply chain
Dayton Chamber joins statewide coalition in expressing concern for H.B. 435: The Ohio Covid Fairness Act
Dayton Chamber joins statewide coalition in opposing HB 248: Mandatory Vaccine Prohibition
Open Letter to Ohio Congressional Delegation: Economic Recovery Depends on Workforce
DACC supports energy choice for Ohio’s businesses
DACC provides additional feedback on 2020 City of Dayton Sustainability Strategy
Dayton Chamber joins Ohio Metro Chambers in support of 501c6 inclusion for PPP funding in HEALS Act
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce provides input on 2020 City of Dayton Sustainability Strategy
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce supports declaration denoting racism a public health crisis
Letter to Senator Portman: Support for Child Care and Development Block Grant Program
Request inclusion of 501(c)6 organizations in additional stimulus package
Capital Appropriations Economic Stimulus
COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Bill Phase IV for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
COVD-19 Relief for PSA Airlines
HB 166: Veto of Tax Increase on Targeted Professional Services
HB 62: Chamber Support Funding for Roads & Infrastructure
Source Water Protection Area
Third Frontier Program
House Bill 3
Telecom Provisions
Women’s Week for Policy and Entrepreneurship
Ohio Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Senate Bill 235 – Multi Organizational
Senate Bill 235 – Dayton Area Chamber
Federal Unemployment Loan Fund

Testimony Scripts

Dayton Area Chamber testimony to the House Economic Development & Workforce Committee in support of Senate Bill 105.
Dayton Area Chamber testimony in support of AES Ohio’s investment proposal and their economic impact on the Dayton region.
Dayton Area Chamber provides opposition testimony for HB 248, supports choice for Ohio’s employers.
Dayton Area Chamber testifies in support of Senate Bill 105: Requiring political subdivisions to recognize state certifications of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE).
DACC provides testimony to the Ohio Senate Health Committee in support of expanding publicly funded child care eligibility.
DACC testifies in support of HB 145: Eligibility Expansion for Publicly Funded Child Care
DACC provides proponent testimony on Senate Bill 8- Broadband Expansion for Ohio.
Dayton Area Chamber supports amendment 133_3691: providing reciprocity in Ohio for military occupational licensure & certification.
DACC testifies in support of Sub. H.B. 369: Enacting Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Chamber supports HB 13- Expanding Broadband Access for Ohioans
Dayton Area Chamber & Metro Chambers Testify in Support of HB 606- Employer Liability Protection
Strategy for A Sustainable Dayton
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Supports SCR 14: Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis in Ohio
Testimony on SB 221: StrongOhio Legislation
HB 175 Testimony – Logistics Forklift Tax Exemption
HB 16 Testimony – Grant Active Duty Military Families Resident Status for In-state College Tuition
Dayton Area Chamber Supports Increased Funding for Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Statewide: HB 62
HB 603 Testimony – Grant Resident Status to All Students on Active Duty
Dayton Area Chamber & Dayton Area Logistics Association Support HB 641 –  Sales Tax Exemption on Logistics Equipment
Dayton Area Chamber Supports HB 492 – Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Program
HB 103 Proponent – Women’s Week for Policy & Entrepreneurship
Medical Marijuana Testimony
Montgomery County License Fee Increase Testimony
Oregon East Testimony
PUCO DPL Testimony
SWPA Plan Board Testimony
Walgate V. Kasich

Legislative Guides & Informational Pieces

2021-2022 Legislative & Regulatory Agenda (PDF)