By Christopher Baker

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — State lawmakers have voted to approve a new bill aimed at helping recent victims of 2020 wildfires sparked by a solar panel.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson introduced the bill which hopes to provide assistance to those whose homes were devastated.

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Previously, there was a solar panel exemption that kept solar panel wildfire victims from receiving assistance.

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The bill would apply to victims of the August Complex, SCU Complex, the LNU Lightning Complex fires, and a few more.

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The bill now heads to the Senate appropriations committee for approval.