Florida Senate - 2010                                      SB 90
       By Senator Joyner
       18-00012-10                                             201090__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Energy and Climate
    3         Commission; requiring that the commission prepare a
    4         report identifying ways to increase the energy
    5         efficiency practices of low-income households;
    6         requiring that the report include certain
    7         determinations and recommendations; requiring that the
    8         commission submit the report to the Legislature by a
    9         specified date; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. (1)The Florida Energy and Climate Commission
   14  shall prepare a report that:
   15         (a)Identifies methods of increasing energy-efficiency
   16  practices among low-income households as defined in s. 420.9071,
   17  Florida Statutes. The commission shall, at a minimum, identify
   18  energy-efficiency programs that are currently offered to low
   19  income households by community action agencies, community-based
   20  organizations, and utility companies in this state and similar
   21  programs that are offered to low-income households in other
   22  states.
   23         (b)Determines the statewide impact of improving the level
   24  of the energy efficiency of rental housing stock, including, but
   25  not limited to, the environmental benefits of the improvements
   26  and the potential fiscal impact on property tenants, owners, and
   27  landlords and the economy. The commission shall consider the
   28  relative equity and economic efficiency of the cost share for
   29  such energy-efficiency improvements.
   30         (c)Provides recommendations for implementing energy
   31  efficiency practices among residents of low-income households.
   32         (2)The commission shall submit the report to the President
   33  of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by
   34  December 1, 2010.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.