Texas Bill Would Give Cities Power To Regulate LNG

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 1:36 PM EST) -- Texas state Rep. Charles Perry introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at giving municipalities more leeway in drafting rules governing the liquefied petroleum gas industry without first having to get permission from state officials.

House Bill 1986 would give local government more autonomy in drafting their own safety regulations for the liquefied petroleum gas, or propane, industry by eliminating a stipulation in existing state law that the Railroad Commission of Texas’ propane rules preempt and supersede any rules adopted by state municipalities to govern the industry....
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