The lame duck session, that wonderful two-month legislative period between Election Day and the end of the session, always features a flurry of action, and this year was no different.

The bills impact a wide variety of Ohioans, including you, if you...

Miss the elegance of cursive handwriting. Requires the Department of Education to provide schools instructional materials in cursive writing. The bill started out requiring the teaching of cursive handwriting, but was diluted. (HB 58)

Still use a land line. Will allow telephone companies to increase rates by up to $2 per month, instead of the current $1.25 cap. (HB 402)

Believe in public decency. Requires a flasher to register as a Tier 1 sex offender if the person exposes himself to a minor and engages in sexual gratification. (HB 92)

Didn’t do it. Wrongful imprisonment claims against the state are expanded to include those imprisoned for misdemeanor charges. (HB 411)

Think marriage should wait until you can vote. Generally prohibits a legal marriage before age 18. A 17-year-old can marry with court permission. From 2000-15, nearly 4,500 girls age 17 or younger married in Ohio. (HB 511)

Are literally caught on camera. Creates exceptions for when law enforcement body camera footage is exempt from public records, including video inside a private home or business, video of a sex crime, or video of healthcare information. (HB425)

Care about a woman’s well-being. Bans the practice of female genital mutilation, a practice utilized in some ethnic communities. (SB 214)

Access public records. Exempts from public records law photos and video dealing with a victim’s bodily privacy. (SB 214)

Enjoy kicking cans. Another two-year session has come and gone without lawmakers taking steps to make the unemployment compensation fund solvent. The fund will become insolvent within a year of the next recession, forcing Ohio to heavily borrow again from the feds, and forcing businesses to help repay the money.

Vote on Election Day. Reduces from four to two the minimum number of election workers per precinct in multi-precinct voting locations where electronic pollbooks are used. (SB21)

Vote on property taxes, and dislike math. Requires property tax notices and levy ballot language to state the cost per $100,000 of fair market value instead of per $100 of taxable value, as required under current law. So instead of a 12-mill levy stated as $1.20 per $100 of taxable value, it would list the cost as $420 per $100,000 of fair market value. (SB 21)

Are unemployed. The Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council is abolished. It hasn’t met since 2010, so you probably won’t miss it. (SB 255)

Believe bad behavior should be punished . Named the Reagan Tokes Law after the young Ohio State student who was kidnapped and murdered in February 2017, certain inmates can get up to 50 percent additional prison time for bad behavior behind bars, or earn smaller reductions for exceptional behavior. (SB201)

Follow rules set by an occupational licensing board. Requires lawmakers to review all licensing boards at least once every six years and renew boards that are to remain, or else they expire. (SB255)

Are buying or selling a house. Requires home inspectors to obtain a state license and creates the Ohio Home Inspector Board. (SB 255)

Need medicine — now. Streamlines the process for patients whose doctors say certain a medicine is needed, but insurers try to control costs by requiring cheaper drugs first, a practice known as step therapy. (SB 265)

Plan to get elected, and then steal. Increases the penalty for theft in office. Current law is a third-degree felony if theft is $7,500 or more. Now, it’s a second-degree felony over $150,000 and a first-degree felony for $750,000 or more. (SB 268)

Have money to spend. Permits intrastate equity crowdfunding, to be called "OhioInvests offerings." (SB 268)

Want everyone to eat. Beefs up the verification process for those applying for food stamps, also known as SNAP benefits. The Ohio Legislative Service Commission is not projecting any savings from the measure. (HB119)

Think state lawmakers deserve a raise. Provides a pay raise of 4 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent over the next three years, and then 1.75 percent annually through 2028. Will raise the base salary from $60,584 to $76,208 in 2028 and increase leadership supplements. (SB 296)

Want tougher punishment. Expands the offense of aggravated murder to include purposely killing a first responder or member of the military in their professional capacity, making it punishable by the death penalty. (HB 38)

Want more tougher punishment. Adds a six-year additional prison term onto a felonious assault conviction if the victim suffered permanent harm and was less than 10 years old. It doesn’t matter if the offender knew the victim’s age. (SB 20)

Like your criminals organized. Creates a violent offender database that is accessible by law enforcement. (SB 231)

Think statewide officials deserve a raise. Provides a pay raise of 4 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent over the next three years, and then 1.75 percent annually through 2028. The governor’s salary goes from $148,315 to $186,565 in 2028. For other statewide, salary goes from $109,564 to $137,821 by 2028. Also increases the salary of the lieutenant governor to match that of other non-governor statewide officials – a 46 percent increase in 2019. (SB 296)

Vote early. Makes it so casting an in-person absentee ballot is similar to the procedure for Election Day voting, and shortens the period prior to an election when a voter may correct a precinct registration list or challenge a person’s right to vote. (HB 41)

Drive a vehicle. Creates a new definition for what constitutes an unsafe used tire, such as a tire worn to 2/?32 of an inch of tread or less, or a puncture repaired of more than a quarter-inch. (SB 223)

Think county elected officials deserve a raise. Provides a pay raise of 5 percent next year and 5 percent in 2020, then 1.75 percent annually through 2028. Sheriffs and prosecutors who are still getting pay raises under a 2015 law, start getting 1.75 percent increases in 2020. (SB 296)

Need therapy. Allows physical therapists to make a diagnosis to treat physical impairments. (HB 131)

Are an animal lover. Designates the shelter pet at the official pet of the state of Ohio. (SB 86)

Think township trustees deserve a raise. Provides a pay increase of 1.75 percent annually through 2028. (SB 296)

Think the new lieutenant governor deserves a raise. Creates the InnovateOhio office, which will be headed by Jon Husted. He will get an annual salary of $176,426, which is more than the governor makes. (SB 296)

Know a fallen police officer or firefighter. Increases survivor benefits for the families of those who died in the line of duty. (SB296)

Are trying to avoid a ticket. New "Patrol Supporter" specialty license plates are now available, with proceeds going to the Ohio Highway Patrol Auxiliary Foundation. (SB 86)

Are here to help. Grants civil immunity to medical providers who provide emergency medical services as a result of a disaster. (HB 7)

Like to celebrate. October is now Ohio Principals Month; the second week of October is Ohio Covered Bridge Week; SMART Parents Day is Oct. 6, September is We Card Month, Superman Day is June 12; and Jesse Owens Day is Sept. 12. (SB 86)

Want a new license plate. New specialty plates were created, including "Girls on the Run," "Stop Bullying," "Trees 4 Ohio," and "Grandview Heights Schools." (SB 86)

Are in a military family. Allows a person who quit work because of a spouse’s military transfer to be eligible for unemployment compensation. (HB 158)

Have a child in high school. Meeting graduation requirements will remain easier. Extends the alternative graduation pathways for the classes of 2019 and 2020, while state officials once again seek to revise long-term requirements. (HB 491)

Haven’t died yet. Townships that want to reclaim and resell cemetery plots first purchased before 1986 must attempt to contact the owner and, if reached, allow the owner to keep the plot, be offered a different plot, or pay the owner for the plot. (HB 454)

Want to host an all-star game. In an effort to help local organizing commissions attract major sporting events, increases to $5 million the amount that can be awarded each year through sports events grants. (HB 531)

Need a notary. Ohioans can get documents notarized online, rather than face-to-face, using video communications technology. (SB 263)

Sell from home. Clarifies state law to distinguish between an illegal pyramid scheme and a direct-sales operation, and brings a violation under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act. A pyramid scheme compensates people primarily from recruiting others into the operation, rather than from sales.

Care about abortion. The most common abortion procedure used during the second trimester of a pregnancy, dilation and extraction, is now illegal. A court challenge is expected. (SB 145)

Want to protect the disabled. Increases the penalties for crimes involving an elderly or disabled person, including pandering obscenity involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nude material. (HB 68)

Want to carry your drink around. Expands the ability of those to carry alcoholic drinks in designated outdoor refreshment areas to include alcohol purchased from temporary permit holders, as is done at Grove City’s annual Wine and Arts Festival. (HB 522)

Worry about youth suicide. Mandates that school employees get suicide-prevention training every two years. (HB 502)

Believe enough is enough. Increases the penalty for sexual imposition when the offender has been convicted three or more prior sex-related offenses. (HB 96)