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Preemption Over Restriction of Utility Services (Oppose – Preemption) 

CS/CS/HB 919 (Tomkow) prohibits a local government from taking any action that restricts or prohibits, or has the effect of restricting or prohibiting, the types or fuel sources of energy production that may be used, delivered, converted or supplied by various electric or gas utilities, transmission companies or dealers. The prohibition is retroactive in nature. The bill does not prohibit a governmental entity from adopting regulations or policies governing an electric or natural gas utility that it owns or operates and directly controls. (O'Hara)