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HB 687: Energy Policy

GENERAL BILL by Costello ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda

Energy Policy; Restricts manner in which counties & municipalities regulate renewable energy devices; exempts specific entities from PSC regulation; authorizes local renewable energy suppliers to sell local renewable energy to certain end users; specifies conditions under which certain end users may interconnect with local renewable energy suppliers or local electric utilities; provides conditions under which local renewable energy suppliers may interconnect; provides conditions under which net metering provisions apply; restricts declaration of covenants from regulating certain renewable energy devices more stringent than required under Florida Building Code; prohibits enforcement of certain state laws enacted pursuant to federal rules mandating state action under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/17/2015 House • Filed
11/23/2015 House • Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 61
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 61
3/11/2016 House • Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee