Ohio Measure to Double Penalties for Pipeline Safety Violations Scuttled

May 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

A proposed provision to double penalties for pipeline safety violations failed to advance with Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget legislation. Ohio House Bill 483 had a provision to double penalties for safety violations when introduced in March. However, the version passed by the Ohio House of Representatives last month eliminated that section. Under current law, fines for each violation can range up to $100,000 per day, with a $1 million cap. The Ohio Senate passed the bill on May 21, 2014. 

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