HB 130: Preserving Choices for Consumers would prohibit cities and counties from adopting ordinances that would either ban or effectively ban certain consumer choices in home appliances based on what kind of energy source they need, regardless of whether “the energy source is derived from one or more of a variety of sources such as natural gas, renewable gas, hydrogen, liquified petroleum gas, renewable liquified petroleum gas, or other liquid petroleum products.” It would recognize the very real expenses and hardships on people of taking working alternatives — market choices — away on a lark.
Civitas Action believes this legislation will help prevent the hardships from rolling blackouts and prevent the poor policy decisions that have been made in other states, like New York and California. What could make blackouts worse? Not even being able to heat your home, cook for your family, or take a hot shower because the local government has outlawed nonelectric appliances.
Civitas Action believes the vote for freedom is YES on HB130!
Civitas Action will grade the second reading floor vote in the House for HB130.
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