Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 658
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Braynon)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 20
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Present subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section
    6  180.191, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (3),
    7  (4), and (5), respectively, a new subsection (2) is added to
    8  that section, and subsection (1) of that section is amended, to
    9  read:
   10         180.191 Limitation on rates charged consumer outside city
   11  limits.—
   12         (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), any municipality
   13  within the state operating a water or sewer utility outside of
   14  the boundaries of such municipality shall charge consumers
   15  outside the boundaries rates, fees, and charges determined in
   16  one of the following manners:
   17         (a) It may charge the same rates, fees, and charges as
   18  consumers inside the municipal boundaries. However, in addition
   19  thereto, the municipality may add a surcharge of not more than
   20  25 percent of such rates, fees, and charges to consumers outside
   21  the boundaries. Fixing of such rates, fees, and charges in this
   22  manner does shall not require a public hearing except as may be
   23  provided for service to consumers inside the municipality.
   24         (b) It may charge rates, fees, and charges that are just
   25  and equitable and that which are based on the same factors used
   26  in fixing the rates, fees, and charges for consumers inside the
   27  municipal boundaries. In addition thereto, the municipality may
   28  add a surcharge not to exceed 25 percent of such rates, fees,
   29  and charges for said services to consumers outside the
   30  boundaries. However, the total of all such rates, fees, and
   31  charges for the services to consumers outside the boundaries may
   32  shall not be more than 50 percent in excess of the total amount
   33  the municipality charges consumers served within the
   34  municipality for corresponding service. No Such rates, fees, and
   35  charges may not shall be fixed until after a public hearing at
   36  which all of the users of the water or sewer systems; owners,
   37  tenants, or occupants of property served or to be served
   38  thereby; and all others interested shall have an opportunity to
   39  be heard concerning the proposed rates, fees, and charges. Any
   40  change or revision of such rates, fees, or charges may be made
   41  in the same manner as such rates, fees, or charges were
   42  originally established, but if such change or revision is to be
   43  made substantially pro rata as to all classes of service, both
   44  inside and outside the municipality, no hearing or notice shall
   45  be required.
   46         (2) Any municipality within the state operating a water or
   47  sewer utility providing service to customers in another
   48  recipient municipality from infrastructure located in the
   49  recipient municipality shall charge the customers in the
   50  recipient municipality the same rates, fees, and charges as it
   51  does the customers inside its own municipal boundaries.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Delete lines 2 - 3
   56  and insert:
   57         An act relating to water and wastewater systems;
   58         amending s. 180.191, F.S.; requiring a municipality to
   59         charge customers receiving its utility services
   60         outside the municipal boundaries the same rates, fees,
   61         and charges as it charges customers within the
   62         municipality under certain circumstances; creating s.
   63         367.0712, F.S.; authorizing