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More hearings in Columbus on S.B. 315

By Bob Downing Published: May 1, 2012

State Sen. Shannon Jones,R-Springsboro,  chair of the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee, has set two more hearings for Gov. John Kasich’s drilling bill, S.B. 315.

On Wednesday, May 2, the hearing will be at 9 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room, Room 126, Senate Building.

On Thursday, May 3, the hearing will be at 9:30 a.m. in the South Hearing Room.

According to the meeting notice, both hearings will be for testimony from proponents, opponents and interested parties.

Those interested in testifying are asked to contact Dana Dunlap in Jones’ office (614-466-9737) as soon as possible to obtain a witness slip and get on the list to testify.

Witnesses are asked to provide an electronic copy of their testimony in PDF format and 40 hard copies to Dana Dunlap in the chair’s office no later than 4:30 pm today. Electronic submissions can be sent to



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