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HB 7071: Utility Regulation

GENERAL BILL by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee ; Peters

Utility Regulation; Requires specified agency statements to be filed as rules; exempts certain rules from legislative ratification for designated period; revises provisions related to appointing & filling vacancies for PSC commissioners; prohibits commissioners appointed after certain date from serving more than two consecutive terms; prohibits former state legislators from serving on PSC for specified period; requires AG to appoint Public Counsel; specifies that Public Counsel serves at pleasure of AG; revises PSC authority over electric public utilities; provides for transfer of duties of OPC to AG Office; funds OPC from General Revenue Fund; authorizes sitting commissioners to serve 3 consecutive terms.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/14/2017 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 357
    3/21/2017 House • Referred to Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 421
    3/31/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/04/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
    4/4/2017 House • Favorable by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 564
    • Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 564
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Commerce Committee

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  • HB 7071, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/14/2017 at 10:59 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/4/2017 (pdf)

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    120.80 Exceptions and special requirements; agencies. Page 3 (pdf)
    350.01 Florida Public Service Commission; terms of commissioners; vacancies; election and duties of chair; quorum; proceedings. Page 3 (pdf)
    350.031 Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. Page 6 (pdf)
    350.061 Public Counsel; appointment; oath; restrictions on Public Counsel and his or her employees. Page 6 (pdf)
    350.0613 Public Counsel; employees; receipt of pleadings. Page 7 (pdf)
    350.0614 Public Counsel; compensation and expenses. Page 8 (pdf)
    366.041 Rate fixing; adequacy of facilities as criterion. Page 9 (pdf)
    366.05 Powers. Page 12 (pdf)
    366.06 Rates; procedure for fixing and changing. Page 13 (pdf)

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