The current version of House Bill 6 now returns to the House for a concurrence vote to approve the Senate amendments. The House had planned to concur Wednesday night, but instead adjourned around 8 p.m. — apparently because they lacked the votes to get the 50-vote majority needed to send it to the governor.
House Speaker Larry Householder may try again as early as July 25 to get final approval for the legislation. The OMA has issued a Key Vote Alert to all state representatives urging a “no” vote on the concurrence of HB 6.
After the House concurs, the bill will be presented to Gov. Mike DeWine, who has made statements that he favors efforts to protect the jobs at the power plants. The OMA joined forces with the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel in sending a letter to the governor, urging him to veto HB 6 to protect Ohio businesses and families.
Take some time over the next week to call your state representative (ideally on their mobile phone) to let them know you oppose HB 6 and urge them to do the same. Equally important, call or write your state senator to thank them if they voted no. 7/18/2019