News: 13 Utah lawmakers change votes, pass Rocky Mountain Power plan

Emma Penrod
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 10, 2016

Advocates’ hopes for an unexpected air quality victory were raised, then dashed Thursday night when the Utah House reversed its decision to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s STEP legislation, with representatives saying they’d come to a new understanding of the bill they’d voted down just hours before.

SB115 — which would restructure electrical rates and provide funding for Rocky Mountain Power’s Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan and a rainy day fund for the utility, while offering several environmental perks — passed 46-26 on its second vote, which moved quickly and with little discussion after a recess for dinner. The bill had earlier failed 33-40.

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