IN SB0473 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on May 1 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-01 - Public Law 116
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Limits on discharges into the Ohio River. Provides that if a community water system that discharges wastewater into the Ohio River demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department of environmental management that the discharged wastewater does not increase the mass of mercury in the Ohio River by an amount greater than the mass of mercury in the water withdrawn from the Ohio River by the community water system: (1) the community water system's discharge into the Ohio River shall not be considered to cause, have a reasonable potential to cause, or contribute to an excursion above any applicable water quality standard governing mercury in the Ohio River; and (2) no water quality-based effluent limitations for mercury shall be required in a new or renewal NPDES permit issued to the community water system.

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Limits on discharges into the Ohio River.


Roll Calls

2023-04-10 - Senate - Senate - Senate concurred in House amendments (Y: 49 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-04-04 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 95 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-02-23 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-01SenatePublic Law 116
2023-05-01SenateSigned by the Governor
2023-04-26SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-21HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-13SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-10SenateSenate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 360: yeas 49, nays 0
2023-04-05SenateMotion to concur filed
2023-04-05HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2023-04-04HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 362: yeas 95, nays 2
2023-04-04HouseRepresentative Hostettler added as cosponsor
2023-04-04HouseRepresentative McNamara added as cosponsor
2023-04-03HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-03-30HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-06HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
2023-02-28SenateReferred to the House
2023-02-23SenateCosponsor: Representative Hatfield
2023-02-23SenateHouse sponsor: Representative O'Brien
2023-02-23SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 156: yeas 48, nays 0
2023-02-23SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 35 (c); technical correction committee report adopted
2023-02-21SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-02-21SenateAmendment #1 (Becker) prevailed; voice vote
2023-02-14SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-19SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
2023-01-19SenateAuthored by Senators Becker, Niemeyer and Tomes


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