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CS/SB 2078: Energy

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities

Energy; Requires a utility to purchase excess electrical output generated by any property owner's rooftop solar equipment within its service area. Requires all public utilities to perform a free energy audit of the business structures of commercial customers. Provides that the audit is deemed satisfied under certain conditions. Requires the Department of Management Services to prioritize buildings for an energy audit and retrofits and to proceed with performing those audits and retrofits, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2156 (Ch. 2011-142)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/29/2011 Senate SPB 7082 submitted as a committee bill (SB 2078) by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    • Filed
    3/30/2011 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget -SJ 311
    • Introduced -SJ 310
    • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 04/04/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    4/4/2011 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -SJ 323
    4/5/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 353
    4/6/2011 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 323
    4/7/2011 Senate • Original reference(s)- removed: Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 461
    • Remaining references corrected to Budget -SJ 461
    • Now in Budget
    4/20/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/25/11, 1:15 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
    4/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/26/11, 9:45 am, 412 Knott Building ----Amendments adopted-Temporarily postponed
    5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2156 (Ch. 2011-142)

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  • CS/SB 2078, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/5/2011 at 2:16 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Budget (Pre-Meeting) 4/22/2011 (pdf)

    Related Bills (7)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1349 Renewable Energy Burgin Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (ENUS)
    H 7217 Energy Incentives and Initiatives Energy and Utilities Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in State Affairs Committee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7215 (Ch. 2011-206), SB 2156 (Ch. 2011-142)
    Location: In committee/council (SAC)
    S 1102 Energy Detert Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    Location: In committee/council (CU)
    S 1336 Renewable Energy Bennett Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
    Location: In committee/council (EP)
    S 1724 Renewable Energy Altman Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    Location: In committee/council (CU)
    S 2106 (er) Florida Energy and Climate Commission Budget Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
    Location: In committee/council (RC)
    S 2156 (er) Governmental Reorganization Budget Compare Last Action: 6/14/2011 Chapter No. 2011-142, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 639 (Ch. 2011-189), CS/CS/HB 879 (Ch. 2011-223), CS/CS/HB 7005 (Ch. 2011-235), CS/CS/HB 7215 (Ch. 2011-206), CS/CS/CS/SB 408 (Ch. 2011-39), SB 1204 (Ch. 2011-34), CS/CS/SB 1346 (Ch. 2011-213), SB 2000 (Ch. 2011-69)
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Amendments (6)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    405692 - Amendment
    Delete line 67 and insert:
    Budget
    (Altman)
    4/22/2011
    12:51 PM
    Temporarily Postponed
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    814120 - Amendment
    Delete lines 177 - 179 and insert:
    Budget
    (Lynn)
    4/25/2011
    12:18 PM
    (Late Filed)
    No Action
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    875378 - Amendment
    Delete lines 219 - 221 and insert:
    Budget
    (Altman)
    4/22/2011
    12:51 PM
    Temporarily Postponed
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    611780 - Amendment
    Delete lines 232 - 271 and insert:
    Budget
    (Alexander)
    4/25/2011
    10:45 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Favorable
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    962584 - Amendment
    Delete lines 272 - 277 and insert:
    Budget
    (Alexander)
    4/25/2011
    10:46 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Favorable
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    664058 - Amendment
    Delete line 277 and insert:
    Budget
    (Lynn)
    4/25/2011
    1:32 PM
    (Late Filed)
    No Action
    4/27/2011
    Web Page
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    20.06 Method of reorganization.
    255.252 Findings and intent. Page 6 (pdf)
    366.051 Cogeneration; small power production; commission jurisdiction. Page 2 (pdf)
    366.82 Definition; goals; plans; programs; annual reports; energy audits. Page 4 (pdf)
    366.92 Florida renewable energy policy. Page 7 (pdf)
    366.95 Page 15 (pdf)
    377.6015 Florida Energy and Climate Commission. Page 19 (pdf)

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  • SB 2078, Original Filed Version Posted 3/29/2011 at 11:11 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (Pre-Meeting) 4/1/2011 (pdf)
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (Post-Meeting) 4/6/2011 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1349 Renewable Energy Burgin Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (ENUS)
    H 7217 Energy Incentives and Initiatives Energy and Utilities Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in State Affairs Committee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7215 (Ch. 2011-206), SB 2156 (Ch. 2011-142)
    Location: In committee/council (SAC)
    S 1102 Energy Detert Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    Location: In committee/council (CU)
    S 1336 Renewable Energy Bennett Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
    Location: In committee/council (EP)
    S 1724 Renewable Energy Altman Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 S Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    Location: In committee/council (CU)

    Committee Amendments (9)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    539836 - Amendment
    Between lines 45 and 46 insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 4/4/2011
    9:39 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    783166 - Amendment
    Between lines 159 and 160 insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 4/4/2011
    9:38 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    830712 - Amendment
    Delete lines 160 - 251 and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Altman)
    4/1/2011
    3:06 PM
    Unfavorable
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 494658 - Amendment to Amendment (830712)
    Delete lines 42 - 45 and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Altman)
    4/4/2011
    10:24 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    421190 - Amendment
    Delete line 203 and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 4/4/2011
    9:41 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 154710 - Amendment to Amendment (421190)
    Between lines 6 and 7 insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Fasano)
    4/4/2011
    4:36 PM
    Unfavorable
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    268912 - Amendment
    Between lines 352 and 353 insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
    (Fasano)
    3/31/2011
    5:10 PM
    Unfavorable
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    487142 - Amendment
    Delete lines 372 - 374 and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 4/4/2011
    9:42 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF
    155762 - Amendment
    Delete lines 409 - 411 and insert:
    Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 4/4/2011
    9:42 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/4/2011
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/4/2011 1:00 PM Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities 12 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    255.252 Findings and intent. Page 3 (pdf)
    366.82 Definition; goals; plans; programs; annual reports; energy audits. Page 2 (pdf)
    366.92 Florida renewable energy policy. Page 5 (pdf)
    366.95 Page 13 (pdf)
    377.6015 Florida Energy and Climate Commission. Page 17 (pdf)

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