State Senator Sean J. O’Brien, D-Bazetta, has announced he will introduce legislation to repeal House Bill 6.

His announcement comes after allegations that the bill’s passage last year was linked to a $61 million bribery scheme involving House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder and four associates.

The bill is set to be introduced early next week with Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, as a joint sponsor, he said.

The original legislation provided subsidies for aging nuclear and coal plants and rolled back renewable energy standards.

Sen. O’Brien said the corruption charges, “revealed a direct link to the passage of HB 6 last year. HB 6 included subsidized payments totaling more than $1 billion to Ohio’s two nuclear facilities owned and operated by FirstEnergy Solutions, now operating under the name of Energy Harbor. Policies enacted under the umbrella of bribery and corruption are inherently harmful to our state.”

Published by presspublications.com on Fri, 07/24/2020 – 4:00pm
By: Press Staff Writer