HB 159

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the Public Service Commission; creating
3s. 350.129, F.S.; requiring approval by the Legislature of
4any vote taken by the commission which approves an
5increase in rates charged to customers for electric,
6natural gas, telecommunications, water, or wastewater
7service before the vote of the commission takes effect;
8providing an effective date.
10Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
12     Section 1.  Section 350.129, Florida Statutes, is created
13to read:
14     350.129  Legislative approval of rate increases.-Before
15taking effect, a vote by the Public Service Commission approving
16an increase in rates charged to customers for electric, natural
17gas, telecommunications, water, or wastewater service must be
18ratified by a majority vote of the Senate and the House of
20     Section 2.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2012.

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