This bill would have prevented Maine’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) from imposing extra charges and burdens on home and business owners who use solar power. The bill also would have increased the number of people who can participate in a community solar project from the current limit of ten to 50. The bill passed the legislature by more than a two-thirds majority in both bodies but was vetoed by the governor. While the Senate overrode the veto, the House sustained it by a razor thin margin of two votes. The veto override votes are scored here.
Status: Bill vetoed by governor; veto sustained
Sponsor: David Woodsome
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