Just over a week since the nuclear bailout bill (House Bill 6) was approved by the General Assembly and signed into law, efforts are underway to ask Ohio voters to invalidate the legislation.
A group called Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts is conducting a referendum campaign. This week, it filed initial paperwork with the Ohio Attorney General. If the petition language is approved, more than 265,000 signatures must be collected to put the issue on the November 2020 ballot. The group is not yet disclosing specific supporters of the referendum effort, but they expect many HB 6 opponents to continue voicing their concerns about the law.
Here’s more information on Ohio’s referendum process. 8/1/2019