Florida Senate - 2020 SB 770 By Senator Rodriguez 37-00700A-20 2020770__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the property assessed clean energy 3 program; amending s. 163.08, F.S.; amending the 4 definition of “qualifying improvement” to include 5 sewage treatment, seawall improvements, and certain 6 improvements to underground infrastructure; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 12 163.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 163.08 Supplemental authority for improvements to real 14 property.— 15 (2) As used in this section, the term: 16 (b) “Qualifying improvement” includes any: 17 1. Energy conservation and efficiency improvement, which is 18 a measure to reduce consumption through conservation or a more 19 efficient use of electricity, natural gas, propane, or other 20 forms of energy on the property, including, but not limited to, 21 air sealing; installation of insulation; installation of energy 22 efficient heating, cooling, or ventilation systems; building 23 modifications to increase the use of daylight; replacement of 24 windows; installation of energy controls or energy recovery 25 systems; installation of electric vehicle charging equipment; 26 and installation of efficient lighting equipment. 27 2. Renewable energy improvement, which is the installation 28 of any system in which the electrical, mechanical, or thermal 29 energy is produced from a method that uses one or more of the 30 following fuels or energy sources: hydrogen, solar energy, 31 geothermal energy, bioenergy, and wind energy. 32 3. Wind resistance improvement, which includes, but is not 33 limited to: 34 a. Improving the strength of the roof deck attachment; 35 b. Creating a secondary water barrier to prevent water 36 intrusion; 37 c. Installing wind-resistant shingles; 38 d. Installing gable-end bracing; 39 e. Reinforcing roof-to-wall connections; 40 f. Installing storm shutters; or 41 g. Installing opening protections. 42 4. Sewage treatment improvement, which includes the 43 replacement of an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system 44 with an advanced onsite sewage treatment system and the 45 replacement of an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system 46 with a central sewage system. 47 5. Seawall improvement, which includes seawall repairs and 48 seawall replacements. 49 6. Raising of electrical boxes, raising of home 50 foundations, and other improvements to the underground 51 infrastructure of homes to promote greater resiliency. 52 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.