Ohio 133rd General Assembly
Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee
TESTIMONY OF THE ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF HB 772
EPSA previously submitted written comments as an Interested Party in the House affirming that passing HB 798 would be good a stopgap measure. In contrast, EPSA fully supports passage of HB 772 as it represents a much better path forward. HB 772 allows the General Assembly to immediately repeal the most insidious provisions of House Bill 6 (HB 6) in their entirety.
Given the litany of malfeasance alleged against former Speaker Larry Householder and others involved the passage of HB 6, including two defendants who have entered plea agreements concerning their illegal conduct, Ohio lawmakers cannot allow this tainted legislation to stand. The fruit of the poisonous tree is poison and the people of Ohio should not be required to eat the proverbial fruit because the legislature is unwilling to act. Acting to cut out the poison tree, root and branch, should be the General Assembly’s first order of business.