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Speaker Cupp Names Members to Select Committee on Energy Reform & Policy, Announces First Hearing on HB 6 Repeal & Replace Next Week

September 2, 2020
Republican Newsroom

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COLUMBUS – Speaker Bob Cupp today named lawmakers to the new House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight, which will lead efforts to repeal and replace House Bill 6.

The panel will be chaired by State Representative Jim Hoops (R-Napoleon).

“Our plan is to work expeditiously through these complex issues,” said Cupp (R-Lima). “It’s important that we get this done and get it done right in a fair and open process.”

Hoops said he plans a thorough review of House Bill 6.

“I’m looking forward to a robust and thorough discussion,” Hoops said. “It’s important have sound energy policy that works for Ohio.”

The committee will have its first hearing next week.

Also named to the committee today are:

State Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison), Vice Chair

State Representative Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester)

State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township)

State Representative Phil Plummer (R-Dayton)

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario)

State Representative Dick Stein (R-Norwalk)

State Representative Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill)

State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster)

State Representative David Leland (D-Columbus), Ranking Member

State Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

State Representative Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati)

State Representative Michael O’Brien (D-Warren)

State Representative Kent Smith (D-Euclid)

State Representative Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson)

House Bill 6 was approved by the legislature and signed into law in July 2019. The legislation includes not only a subsidy to support the continued operation of Ohio’s two nuclear plants but other provisions as well, including eliminating a series of mandates on ratepayers’ bills and support for large scale solar projects.