Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 704
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 3/AD/2R         .                                
             03/01/2012 11:58 AM       .                                

       Senator Bennett moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 432 - 459
    4  and insert:
    5         3.When installing, uninstalling, or replacing solar panels
    6  on one-family, two-family, or three-family residences, and the
    7  local permitting agency’s county or municipal government is
    8  participating in a “United States Department of Energy SunShot
    9  Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge” grant. However, an owner
   10  must utilize a licensed electrical contractor to effectuate the
   11  wiring of the solar panels, including any interconnection to the
   12  customer’s residential electrical wiring. The limitations of
   13  this exemption shall be expressly stated in the building permit
   14  approved and issued by the permitting agency for such project.
   15         (b) This subsection does not exempt any person who is
   16  employed by or has a contract with such owner and who acts in
   17  the capacity of a contractor. The owner may not delegate the
   18  owner’s responsibility to directly supervise all work to any
   19  other person unless that person is registered or certified under
   20  this part and the work being performed is within the scope of
   21  that person’s license. For the purposes of this subsection, the
   22  term “owners of property” includes the owner of a mobile home
   23  situated on a leased lot.
   24         (c) To qualify for exemption under this subsection, an
   25  owner must personally appear and sign the building permit
   26  application and must satisfy local permitting agency
   27  requirements, if any, proving that the owner has a complete
   28  understanding of the owner’s obligations under the law as
   29  specified in the disclosure statement in this section. However,
   30  for purposes of implementing a “United States Department of
   31  Energy SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge” grant and
   32  the participation of county and municipal governments, including
   33  local permitting agencies under the jurisdiction of such county
   34  and municipal governments, an owner’s notarized signature or
   35  personal appearance to sign the permit application is not
   36  required for a solar project, as described in subparagraph
   37  (a)3., if the building permit application is submitted
   38  electronically to the permitting agency and the owner certifies
   39  the application and disclosure statement using the permitting
   40  agency’s electronic confirmation system. If any person violates
   41  the requirements of