A state representative doesn’t like how a state energy plan is being developed and wants to require that the legislature gets to sign off on it.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) launched in June an effort to create a plan for how Missouri will generate and use energy.
Representative Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark) says he doesn’t like that the plan is being developed by a steering committee, facilitated by a contractor, and with information gathered at public meetings, all without the involvement of a single legislator. He says he was told the legislature would be shown the plan once its developed.
He’s proposing that the plan should need legislative approval.
“The whole idea behind the bill is so that I get to see it all. I don’t want to be brought a little piece and go, ‘Here, we need you to pass this,'” Miller told a Senate committee.
Senator Jason Holsman (R-Kansas City) says involving the legislature could keep the plan from being implemented.
“The general assembly in the last five years has been unable, incapable, or unwilling to pass legislation that deals with the future of Missouri’s energy,” said Holsman.
Miller’s language is being considered as a part of several bills.