No Vote on Energy Standards Legislation, Again

After months of anticipation, the Senate declined to act on House Bill 114, legislation to revise Ohio’s energy standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The bill was amended earlier in the spring by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to relax Ohio’s restrictive wind farm siting requirements.

Committee Chairman Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) told statehouse reporters that further amendments need some refinement, but that “this bill is not dead. It’s just not ready for passage out (of committee) today.”

The Senate is now on summer recess and is not expected to be back in session much until after the November election. 7/12/2018