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Tuesday, December 3
OHIO HOUSE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
3:30 P.M., Hearing Room 017
Chair: Rep. Adams, (614) 466-8114
HB223 - RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE ACTIONS (GROSSMAN C, CURTIN M) To expedite the foreclosure and transfer of unoccupied, blighted parcels and certain abandoned properties and to make other changes relative to residential foreclosure actions.
- Third Hearing, Opponent Testimony
Tuesday, December 4
OHIO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
8:30 A.M., OHIO SENATE Finance Hearing Room
Chair: Sen. Oelslager, (614) 466-0626
HB311 - TAX-RELATED LAW (BOOSE T, RETHERFORD W) To correct and modify recent amendments to tax-related law, to lengthen the maximum term of a property tax levy for the purpose of zoological parks operated or supported by a county, and to declare an emergency.
- Second Hearing, All Testimony, PENDING REFERRAL/POSSIBLE VOTE
OHIO HOUSE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE
10 AM.., Hearing Room 121
Chair: Rep. Stautberg, (614) 644-6886
HB312 - ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY-JOB RETENTION PROGRAM COSTS (JOHNSON T) To permit a public utility electric light company to recover costs of an economic and job retention program from all public utility electric light customers in Ohio.
- First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony
HB302 - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY-PEAK DEMAND REDUCTION LAW (STAUTBERG P) To modify the alternative energy resource, energy efficiency, and peak demand reduction law.
- Fifth Hearing, Proponent & Opponent Testimony
OHIO SENATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE - CANCELED!
10:15 A.M., OHIO SENATE Finance Hearing Room
Chair: Sen. Seitz, (614) 466-8068
SB58 - RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE (SEITZ B) To review and possibly modify the energy efficiency, peak demand reduction, and alternative energy resource provisions established by Ohio law governing competitive retail electric service.
- Seventh Hearing, No Testimony, AMENDMENTS/SUBSTITUTE BILL/POSSIBLE VOTE
SB59 - EDUCATION ENERGY COUNCIL (BEAGLE B) To authorize an eligible regional council of governments to establish itself as an education energy council for the purpose of issuing debt to pay for school district energy purchases.
- Fourth Hearing, No Testimony, AMENDMENTS/POSSIBLE VOTE
OHIO HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
3 P.M., Hearing Room 116
Chair: Rep. Beck, (614) 644-6027
HB24 - TAX EXPENDITURE REVIEW COMMITTEE (BOOSE T) To create a Tax Expenditure Review Committee for the purpose of periodically reviewing existing and proposed tax expenditures.
- Third Hearing, Opponent/Interested Party Testimony
HB335 - GREEN FLEETS LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM (BUTLER, JR. J) To create the Green Fleets Loan Guarantee Program to guarantee the repayment of loans made to governmental entities and private businesses to fund the conversion of all or a portion of their fleet vehicles to run on natural gas fuel.
- Second Hearing, Proponent Testimony
HB219 - CONTRIBUTIONS-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (BUTLER, JR. J) To authorize tax credits for contributions of money to economic and infrastructure development projects undertaken by local governments and nonprofit corporations.
- Third Hearing, Proponent & Opponent Testimony