House Committee Begins Review of HB 6 Repeal Bills

The Ohio House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight has begun consideration of legislation that would repeal the nuclear subsidy law (House Bill 6). The committee this week held initial hearings on two repeal bills (HB 738 and HB 746), as well as HB 740, which would reverse budget language that benefited FirstEnergy by modifying the significantly excessive earnings test.

Rep. Jim Hoops (R-Napoleon), who chairs the select committee, told Gongwer News Service (subscription) “there remains no firm timeline for a potential repeal or for wrapping up the committee’s work.” But Chairman Hoops added that he “has no intention on repeating the hundreds of hours of testimony” heard during the 2019 debate on HB 6. 9/10/2020