Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Power transmission lines legislative update from Rep. Ronald Brise (D-North Miami)

Florida House Bill 1315 -- tentatively titled "Construction of Electric Transmission Lines" -- was heard this morning by the lower chamber's Energy & Utility Policy Committee in Tallahassee, according to a press release issued today by the office of the bill's sponsor in the House, Rep. Ronald Brise (D-North Miami).

Action on the bill by the House committee, which offers redress to local communities when they are negatively impacted by high-voltage electricity transmission lines from FPL and other utilities that run through their communities, was postponed pending further amendment. The companion Senate Bill 2644 has not yet been heard by committee in the upper house of the Legislature, according to the press statement.

Hat tip to North Miami Commissioner Scott Galvin for forwarding this information. North Miami was negatively impacted in 2006, when FPL ran high-voltage lines through the city.

Click here or on the image above to read the full press release.

Click here to read Stop FPL's previous coverage of these two bills, which are pending before the current session of the Legislature.

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