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Ohio Legislators Introduce Incentives Bill to Encourage Alt Fuels

Ohio State Representatives Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) and Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) announced the introduction of House Bill 176, bi-partisan legislation which incentivizes the use of non-traditional auto fuels in the state. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the offices of Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes alternative fuels.

“The impact of such legislation will be revolutionary for Ohio,” said Rep. Hall. “It will create jobs and support our economic recovery; it will be environmentally friendly; eliminate our dependence on foreign energy and act as an instant stimulus for all businesses and Ohio families by cutting their fuel bills almost in half.”

Introduced Monday, April 27, HB 176 aims to promote the use of CNG and other alternative fuels in the vehicles of individuals, businesses and public transportation fleets on Ohio’s roads through tax breaks and other incentives.

H.B. 336, a bill from the 130th General Assembly and containing language similar to that in the bill being introduced, passed through the House with widespread, bipartisan support before dying in the Senate Finance Committee. It is hoped that the bill will receive similar support in the 131st G.A. and eventually be signed into law.