Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher Signs House Bill 275 Into Law

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 24, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Bill will help ensure low-cost electricity for co-op members

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Fletcher today signed into law House Bill 275, a bill to help ensure that the members of electrical co-ops have the lowest cost electrical power possible.

The Governor signed the bill in his Lexington hospital room, where he is diligently working to move Kentucky forward while continuing to recover from gallbladder surgery and relating complications.

“Kentucky has the lowest cost electric power in the United States, giving Kentucky a major advantage in recruiting and retaining industry,” said Governor Fletcher. “Ensuring that low-cost electric power is a central component of the commonwealth’s first comprehensive energy strategy, Kentucky’s Energy – Opportunities for Our Future. House Bill 275 will ensure that a major Kentucky industry will have the low-cost power for competing in today’s global economy.” Governor Fletcher said.

Recommendation Number 16 in the energy strategy calls for “policies …to sustain Kentucky’s low-cost electricity into the future.”