MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee to hear legislation relating to solar siting ordinances
STATE HOUSE — The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is scheduled to meet Wednesday to hear testimony on legislation relating to municipal ordinances that address solar siting.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 27, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 211 on the second floor of the State House.
Among the legislation to be heard by the committee is a bill (2019-S 0661) introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham), chairwoman of the committee that would require municipalities to adopt comprehensive solar siting ordinances. Municipalities that allow development of a solar installations within a residential zone would be required to supplant the lost residential density by increasing the residential density in other locations.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903