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HB 434 will be heard by the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Tues., Nov. 29 at 10:30 AM in the Finance Hearing Room at the Ohio Statehouse. A vote is not scheduled for this proponent meeting. We encourage people to watch it live or recorded at https://ohiochannel.org/. Three bills are being heard at this meeting:
- Am. H. B. No. 364 – Patton: Regards waterworks infrastructure improvement, surcharge, 1st Hearing, Sponsor/Proponent
- Am. H. B. No. 434 – Stein: Enact Advanced Nuclear Technology Helping Energize Mankind Act 2nd Hearing, Proponent
- S. B. No. 307 – Rulli: Regards electric vehicle incentives, transport electrification 3rd Hearing, Proponent/Opponent/Interested Party
The Committee will likely have opponent/proponent/interested party testimony and possible vote the following week, on Dec. 6.
ACT NOW! TELL YOUR SENATOR YOUR CONCERNS. THE BILL IS MASSIVE IN SCOPE.
Ohio House Bill 434 would create a secretive new Ohio Authority that would dip into the public treasury for unspecified amounts of money to support research and development of what is called an “advanced” nuclear reactor. However, the entities behind the bill want to build old and failed nuclear power technology. All this when the cost of new nuclear power to consumers is 4 to 5 times higher than wind or solar. Only 7 people testified in favor of this bill in the House, 5 of whom would potentially be direct beneficiaries of the bill.
The Ohio Nuclear Free Network has created a flier with 28 concise points on why this bill is dangerous and precedent-setting: OHIO HOUSE BILL 434, Information for Legislators. You can write a letter in your own words, copy and paste talking points from the flier, OR send the entire flier. Find your senator’s name and contact information using your address. Write one letter and use it 6 WAYS! Here’s how: WRITE OR PHONE TO STOP OHIO HOUSE BILL 434.