As you are likely aware, thanks to your calls to your legislators the League was able to postpone a full Senate vote on S-2505, known as the “Vegetation Management Response Act” and were invited to work with the bill’s sponsors and stakeholders regarding possible amendments to address our concerns.
The League opposed the bill as it would give electric utility companies complete discretion to clear, move, cut, or destroy vegetation growing in, near, or adjacent to the utility’s right of way and without input from municipal officials.
We are still working with the sponsors to ensure proper amendments are made and we are hopeful that municipal concerns will be fully addressed in the final product.
While progress has been made, our work is ongoing and it is still important for you to continue to contact your legislators to express your concerns. Your legislator’s contact information can be found using the state’s website which breaks this information down by municipality. And, for more information on the implication of S-2505/ A-2558 please see our daily alert from December 14.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., League Staff Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x137.