Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 272
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/25/2014 12:38 PM       .                                

       Senator Simpson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 39 - 76
    4  and insert:
    5         (1)(a) If the commission receives a letter from the
    6  customers of a utility stating their intent to file a petition
    7  pursuant to this section, the commission staff, within 10 days
    8  after receipt of the letter, shall notify the utility of the
    9  customers’ intent to file a petition.
   10         (b) Commission staff shall send to the customers
   11  instructions regarding the information required on the petition
   12  and the subsequent process the commission will follow. The
   13  petition must be filed within 90 days after the receipt of the
   14  instructions. Commission staff shall review the petition and
   15  notify the customers within 10 days after receipt of the
   16  petition that the petition is sufficient for the commission to
   17  act or that additional information is necessary. The customers
   18  must file a cured petition within 30 days after receipt of the
   19  notice to cure and provide a copy of the petition to the
   20  utility. If the customers fail to file or refile a petition
   21  within the allotted time, the commission shall dismiss the
   22  petition with prejudice, and the customers may not file another
   23  petition for 1 year after the dismissal.
   24         (2) A petition must:
   25         (a) State with specificity each issue that customers have
   26  with the quality of water service, each time the issue was
   27  reported to the utility, and how long each issue has existed;
   28  and
   29         (b) Be signed by at least 65 percent of the customers of
   30  the service area covered under the certificate of authorization.
   31  A person whose name appears on the bill for a master meter may
   32  sign a petition if at least 65 percent of the customers,
   33  tenants, or unit owners served by the master meter support the
   34  petition, in which case documentation of such support must be
   35  included with the petition.
   36         (3) If the petition is in compliance with this section and
   37  the issues identified within the petition support a reasonable
   38  likelihood that the utility is failing to provide quality of
   39  water service, the utility shall thereafter be prohibited from
   40  filing a rate case until the commission has issued a final order
   41  addressing the issues identified in the petition. The utility
   42  shall use