Lighting Bill Defeated in House and Senate Committees

The Marilyn J. Praisner Safe and Earth-Friendly Roadway Act was defeated in both the Senate Finance and House Environmental Matters Committees.  HB 169/SB 464 would have limited the counties’ ability to install or replace lighting along county roadways.  As previously reported, MACo opposed the bills due to their mandatory nature and the possibility of increased costs for replacing lights in some situations.  However, after discussing these concerns, MACo worked with the bill sponsors to provide flexibility to local jurisdictions for the installation and replacement of lights.

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