RI S0451 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on February 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-11 - Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Pending: Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requires state/city/town to install solar panels supplying at least 50% of the electrical needs within five (5) years of the completion date for any new public buildings, including schools, prior to the issuance of a construction permit.

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2019-04-11SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-04-05SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/11/2019)
2019-02-27SenateIntroduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

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