OMA Calls for HB 6 Repeal, Reform

This week, the OMA called on Ohio lawmakers to quickly pass House Bill 772, legislation that would repeal and reform harmful provisions of House Bill 6 — the state‚Äôs nuclear subsidy law — in a manner that protects customers and markets. The OMA is part of a customer coalition that supports the enactment of HB 772. Read the OMA’s press release.

The sponsor of HB 772, Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario), this week testified before the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee in support of the legislation. His testimony included this analysis by the Legislative Services Commission showing HB 772 would save Ohioans nearly $3 billion over the next decade by slashing ratepayer-funded subsidies to electricity companies. (Here is the bill’s full text.)

There remains no clear timeline for HB 6 action in either chamber, although Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima), and Gov. Mike DeWine have listed it as a lame duck priority. 11/11/2020