Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update


House approves bill protecting critical energy infrastructure - The House chamber passed legislation to protect critical energy infrastructure statewide. Sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Vaughan, R-Collierville, House Bill 2246 prevents local governments from blocking such infrastructure while preserving local zoning authority. Because energy infrastructure often crosses multiple county lines, the bill ensures local governments may not ban vital energy infrastructure that serves the needs of citizens.

“Infrastructure, which includes pipelines, terminals and pump stations, are essential to e...

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