HUBER HEIGHTS — House District 40 candidate Carl Fisher today pledged his support for H.B. 596, the medical right-to-know bill, if he is elected on November 6. District 40 is in northern Montgomery County and includes the communities of Huber Heights, Vandalia and Englewood.
H.B. 596, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bob Hagan (Youngstown), would fix the medical right-to-know and ‘gag-order’ provisions of Ohio’s new hydraulic fracturing law. That measure contained provisions allowing drilling companies to hide chemical information from doctors, nurses, emergency responders, medical technologists, and medical researchers. It also put a gag order on medical professionals who do obtain this chemical information.
Fisher’s opponent, incumbent Rep. Michael Henne, voted for the defective hydraulic fracturing law last May and has not co-sponsored H.B. 596 to fix it.
— Melissa K. English, Development Director, Ohio Citizen Action