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Ohio House passes resolution ending E-Check, now headed to Senate

State Rep. Gail Pavliga gives speech on the House Floor
State Rep. Gail Pavliga gives speech on the House Floor(Ohio House of Representatives)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a resolution that seeks to end the E-Check program.

House Resolution 56 is now headed to the Ohio Senate.

If passed, Ohio residents living in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit counties would no longer be required to get their vehicles tested for emissions every two years.

The E-Check program is currently allowed under the Federal Clean Air Act.

State Representatives Gail Pavliga and Diane Grendell co-sponsored the legislation.

“This program disproportionately affects middle to lower-class Ohioans as many own older cars, which may be their only mode of transportation. These cars have been deemed to produce minimal air pollution by experts yet continually fail regulatory emissions testing,” Dr. Pavliga said in a press release.

HR 56 calls upon U.S. Congress to review and amend the Federal Clean Air Act, according to the release.

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