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Local Government 2023-2024

The Senate Local Government Committee met this morning, March 6 2023, and reported out the following bill as amended.

  • SB 143 – YAW – Prohibits municipalities from restricting or prohibiting the connection of utility service to a consumer based on source of energy. Formerly SB 275 from last session, which passed the senate 35-15 and was vetoed by Governor Wolf. The bill as amended was adopt 8-3, with Senators Kearney, Comitta, and Fontana voting no.
    • A00140 – BROWN – This amendment expands the preemption of policies that limit or restrict utility connections (based on their source of energy) to not just individual consumers, but to any entity. The amendment was adopted 9-2, with Senators Kearney and Comitta voting no.