January 22, 2022

2/20/2019 – Update on Rep. Rubel’s “Homeowner Solar Rights Bill” (House Bill 158)

My “Homeowner Solar Rights” bill, HB158, was heard yesterday in the House Business Committee. This bill would prevent HOA’s from unreasonably prohibiting homeowners from installing rooftop solar panels – Idaho is currently the only state in the West that does not have such a provision, and it has led to our state lagging dramatically in solar power use. Despite overwhelming public testimony in support, it was sent to the Amending Order. Stay tuned – anything could happen from here.

Meanwhile, I am planning a hearing on climate change with Rep. Rob Mason to be held at 1:30 pm on March 6 in the House Energy, Environment & Technology Committee. Come if you can!