Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1146
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/28/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
       (Broxson) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 23 - 44
    4  and insert:
    5  water and wastewater utilities. The Public Counsel shall have
    6  such powers as are necessary to carry out the duties of his or
    7  her office, including, but not limited to, the following
    8  specific powers:
    9         (1)(a) To recommend to the commission or the counties, by
   10  petition, the commencement of any proceeding or action or to
   11  appear, in the name of the state or its citizens, in any
   12  proceeding or action before the commission or the counties and
   13  urge therein any position which he or she deems to be in the
   14  public interest, whether consistent or inconsistent with
   15  positions previously adopted by the commission or the counties,
   16  and utilize therein all forms of discovery available to
   17  attorneys in civil actions generally, subject to protective
   18  orders of the commission or the counties which shall be
   19  reviewable by summary procedure in the circuit courts of this
   20  state; and
   21         (b) To represent ratepayers living outside the
   22  jurisdictional boundary of a local government that provides a
   23  water and wastewater utility service to those ratepayers in a
   24  proceeding in which rates for the local government water and
   25  wastewater utility services are determined;
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete lines 6 - 11
   30  and insert:
   31         water and wastewater utilities; authorizing the Public
   32         Counsel to represent customers living outside the
   33         jurisdictional boundaries of a local government water
   34         and wastewater utility in ratesetting proceedings;