Senate Passes Amended Solid Waste Bill

On June 21, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 119, an update of state law on solid waste management districts after the bill was amended earlier this month following objections from the OMA and other business interests.

In late May, the OMA testified against SB 119 since the original version of the bill would have raised fees on both in-state and out-of-state waste by 60%. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin), promptly amended the bill to remove any state fee increase. SB 119, as passed, would allow certain counties with solid waste facilities to withdraw from a joint solid waste management district via a county commissioners’ resolution.

The bill now goes to the House. 6/21/2023