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.READ MORE: R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges
Previously, there was a solar panel exemption that kept solar panel wildfire victims from receiving assistance.READ MORE: California Lawmakers To Vote On $307.9 Billion Spending Plan
The bill would apply to victims of the August Complex, SCU Complex, the LNU Lightning Complex fires, and a few more.MORE NEWS: Rices Fire Updates: Evacuation Advisories Upgraded To Warnings In Yuba County
The bill now heads to the Senate appropriations committee for approval.