Ohio lawmakers weigh changes to House Bill 6 despite corruption revelations

After a year of turmoil, arrests and more, there is still work to be done on Ohio House Bill 6 to ensure Ohioans receive a fair shake in any nuclear bailout deal.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Senior Outreach and Education Program Specialist Andrew Tinkham discussed some updates to Ohio House Bill 6, a recent Ohio Supreme Court win and more on Americas Work Force Union Podcast.

Ohio House Bill 6

2020 saw members of the Ohio House of Representatives involved in allegedly illegal activity to pass Ohio House Bill 6, what many consider to be a bailout for the nuclear energy industry in the state.

Tinkham said this story and the next steps are long from over, as many favor the legislation because it helps keep Ohioans employed in good paying careers.

Ohio Supreme Court win

Tinkham also discussed a recent Ohio Supreme Court victory earned.

The win is associated with the House Bill 6 story. Tinkham said the decision is one that should be applauded by consumers because it will help them save money. The decision upholds a temporary stay to block all nuclear energy subsidy charges from appearing on Ohioans electric bills.

Electric security plan

Tinkham said the new plan states that energy companies must undergo an annual profits review. This means that a utility company must show that it has not made too high of a profit from consumers.

Tinkham said that if a utility company makes over a certain amount in profit, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will issue a refund to consumers.


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