How a Bill Becomes a Law
Dark Waters
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This body, made up of two chambers, generates and passes the bills that become law in Ohio.

What is the Ohio General Assembly?

100

Nearly half of Ohio waterways don't meet this federal law's standards for fishing, swimming, and drinking water. 

What is the Clean Water Act? 

200

Fewer than one in this many bills introduced in Ohio become law. 

What is five?

200

Known as "forever" chemicals, these industrial pollutants are permitted in trace amounts in our rivers and drinking water. 

What are PFAS?

300

Experts, lobbyists, and concerned citizens testify before this type of committee to make recommendations regarding proposed legislation.

What is a standing committee?

300

The Ohio River is the water source for this many millions of Americans. 

What is 5? 

400

A signed act becomes law after this many days. Hint: It's between 1-100.

What is 90?

400

Toledo residents were told not to drink or touch their tap water in 2014 because of this. 

What is a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie?

500

A textbook example of how proposed legislation in Ohio becomes a law, The Greater Ohio Policy Center took initiative to create a regulatory bill for these blighted, underdeveloped properties that leave behind environmental hazards and are costly to redevelop.

What are brownfields?

500

Due to farm and livestock runoff, it's the nation's third most polluted body of water. 

What is Grand Lake St. Marys?

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