Legislation has been proposed in both Missouri Houses that could prevent the use of eminent domain for privately funded, long distance, Direct Current transmission lines. The issue was raised when Grain Belt Express was denied a Certificate by the Missouri Public Service Commission. The PSC found that the project, which would mostly serve the east coast, was not needed by Missouri nor would its benefits outweigh the costs.  Clean Line Energy Partners has stated that it will re-apply for approval of its project before the PSC. In response, Missouri legislators have submitted bills that would prevent the use of eminent domain for private, long haul transmission lines that are designed to transport electricity to other states. They are HB2418 and SB1107.