HB 77

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the Florida Energy and Climate
3Commission; requiring the commission to prepare a report
4on energy efficiency with respect to low-income households
5and rental housing properties to be submitted to the
6Legislature by a specified date; providing report
7requirements; providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  (1)  The Florida Energy and Climate Commission
12shall prepare a report that:
13     (a)  Identifies methods of increasing energy-efficiency
14practices among low-income households as described in ss.
15420.9071 and 421.03, Florida Statutes. The commission shall, at
16a minimum, identify energy-efficiency programs currently offered
17to low-income households by community action agencies,
18community-based organizations, and utility companies in this
19state and similar programs offered to low-income households in
20other states.
21     (b)  Determines the statewide impact of improving the level
22of energy efficiency of rental housing properties, including,
23but not limited to, the environmental benefits of the
24improvements and the potential fiscal impact on property
25tenants, owners, and landlords and the economy. The commission
26shall consider the relative equity and economic efficiency of
27the cost share for such energy-efficiency improvements.
28     (c)  Provides recommendations to effect more energy-
29efficiency practices among low-income household residents.
30     (2)  The commission shall submit the report to the
31President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
32Representatives by December 1, 2010.
33     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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