Columbus, Ohio - 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Coley (R–Liberty Township) today offered sponsor testimony on his bill, Senate Bill 354, which modifies Ohio’s “Call Before You Dig” laws. Having not been updated in more than 20 years, Senator Coley stated that these policies are outdated and require immediate attention from the General Assembly.

“Call before you dig is about keeping our workers safe and protecting the integrity of our state’s infrastructure,” said Coley. “By updating our state regulations and complying with federal guidelines, we not only make certain that those priorities are met, we also ensure that Ohio’s industry is safe from unnecessary intervention from Washington.”

Testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Public Utilities, Senator Coley also stated that his legislation also brings Ohio in line with the federal PIPES Act. 



  Senator Coley represents the 4th Ohio Senate District, which includes all of Butler County. He currently presides as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Oversight & Reform. For more information, please visit


Release Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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