After recent testimony from a consumer about submeter billing practices (for more on this, see our December 8, 2014 blog post), the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee amended House Bill 662, which “would regulate companies that resell utilities to apartment residents” to include consumer protections, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The amendment specified that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio would “determine the amount of the administrative fee that utility resellers can charge,” as opposed to the previous provision saying those companies could charge an undefined “reasonable” fee. The panel then voted to pass the bill, but because the state Senate session has already closed, the bill cannot become law. One of the co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) said “he plans to continue working on the issue next year when the new General Assembly convenes” according to the article. For more, read the full article