(NASHVILLE) — A recent measure sponsored by State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) and State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) that promotes responsible wind energy production in Tennessee has passed in the General Assembly.
House Bill 1731 / Senate Bill 1793 — the result of an extensive study conducted last year — establishes standards for wind energy facilities and gives authority over them to local governments. The measure considers and respects the rights of individual property owners and their neighbors. Approximately 30 states across our nation have adopted some type of regulations related to wind energy. House Bill 1731/Senate Bill 1793 mirrors those efforts and is designed to create a friendly, sensible environment for the production of wind energy in communities across Tennessee.
“This initiative promotes responsible wind energy production through state minimum standards. It enables local officials the authority and ability to oversee and strengthen the standards,” said Chairman Sexton. “I am pleased to have sponsored a measure that will encourage more of our communities across Tennessee to utilize this plentiful and renewable form of energy while taking into account the health, safety, and rights of our property owners and their neighbors.”
For more information about House Bill 1731/Senate Bill 1793 please click here.
Cameron Sexton serves as Chairman of the House Health Committee. He is also a member of the House Calendar & Rules and House Local Government Committees, as well as the House Health Subcommittee. Sexton lives in Crossville and represents House District 25, which includes Cumberland, Van Buren and part of Putnam County. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2343.