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.
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF
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5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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
HB 7071, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/14/2017 at 10:59 AM
Bill Text: 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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