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Transmit Renewable Energy Conservation Easements

Concerning the transmission of renewable energy through transmission lines that cross property subject to a conservation easement.
2020 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Energy Legislation Review Interim Study Committee. A conservation easement is an agreement in which a property owner agrees to limit the use of his or her land in perpetuity in order to protect one or more specified conservation purposes. The bill specifically authorizes conservation easements to permit electric transmission lines that transmit renewable energy across the land subject to the easement if it is appropriate and consistent with the conservation purposes of the conservation easement.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Tate, Sen. F. Winter
Rep. C. Hansen



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