COLUMBUS – State Representative Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today announced his appointment to the Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight. The Committee will hear legislation designed to repeal House Bill (HB) 6, the $2 billion corporate bailout tied to an ongoing FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million scheme to get the bill passed. Bipartisan legislation offering a clean repeal of HB 6 had previously languished in the Committee on Rules and Reference without any movement from the Majority Caucus for over a month before being referred to the newly formed Select Committee after House Democrats launched an effort to discharge it from Rules and Reference.
“We owe it to Ohioans to do everything we can to restore their trust in this legislative body,” said Rep. Denson. “That starts with repealing House Bill 6.”
When the Ohio House returned to session on Tuesday, Sept. 1, Democrats readied to offer several amendments that would have repealed HB 6, but Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) abruptly ended House session rather than hear the Democratic amendments. Former Speaker Larry Householder, who was present during the September 1 session and voting on legislation, has been arrested and indicted for his role in the alleged corruption scheme that led to HB 6’s passage.
“It is an honor to help craft legislation rooted in integrity and for Ohioans as a member of the Select Committee on Energy and Policy Oversight,” added Rep. Denson.