This is the same bill that the House overwhelmingly passed just three days ago.
Two bills to give Unorganized Territory more say in wind deals rejected by Senate
The first bill rejected by the Senate — LD 1323, sponsored by Rep. Teresea Hayes, D-Buckfield — would have reinstituted the zoning process that was in effect before the Wind Act was passed.
The second — LD 616, sponsored by Rep. Larry Dunphy, R-Embden — would have opened a two-year window during which residents of any township or plantation in the expedited area of the UT could petition the state to take their community out of the expedited zone.
Proponents of the bills, including Sen. David Burns, R-Whiting, said it was about the rights of UT residents to have a say in what happens near their homes.
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