House panel approves bill limiting regulations of consumer products


A divided House committee has approved a narrowed bill that would stop local governments from regulating consumer products allowed under state law over objections that it would tie the hands of cities and counties.

The House commerce committee on Wednesday voted 10-6 to approve a bill that was pared down from the original legislation to no longer apply to consumer services.

The bill also now provides exceptions for zoning and land use as well as limits for alcohol and business licensing.

"They could still license. They could still zone and they can still do things necessary for fire codes . . .


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