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OHIO HOUSE Gasoline oversight proposed



Published: Sat, June 2, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- State Rep. Timothy Grendell of Chesterland is co-sponsoring a bill calling for the creation of a 10-member Ohio Gasoline Practices Oversight Commission to examine issues dealing with gasoline products, supply and delivery in the state.

The commission would review gasoline pricing practices, alternative fuel sources for motor vehicles and regulations governing the supply, delivery and distribution of gas in the state, said Grendell, R-68th, whose district includes northern Trumbull County.

Time to act: "Many of my constituents are concerned about the availability and fluctuating price of gasoline," he said.

"With gasoline prices on the rise and family vacation time quickly approaching, now is the time to address the growing concerns of oil consumption and pricing. We need to adopt a sound energy policy for the benefit of all of Ohio."

Under the proposal, the commission would include three members of the state House and Senate, not more than two members of each chamber from the same political party, as well as one appointment each by the governor, attorney general, state auditor and Ohio Consumer's Counsel.

Hearings, recommendations: If the bill is approved, the commission would conduct hearings and make recommendations for a state motor vehicle fuel and energy policy, Grendell said.

The bill's other co-sponsor is state Rep. Keith Faber of Celina, R-84th.




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