Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 2094
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  03/02/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Siplin) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (957254) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 1091 and 1092
    5  insert:
    6         Section 12. Section 717.108, Florida Statutes, is amended
    7  to read:
    8         717.108 Deposits held by utilities.—
    9         (1) Any deposit, including any interest thereon, made by a
   10  subscriber with a utility to secure payment or any sum paid in
   11  advance for utility services to be furnished, less any lawful
   12  charges, which that remains unclaimed by the owner for more than
   13  1 year after termination of the services for which the deposit
   14  or advance payment was made is presumed unclaimed.
   15         (2)The unclaimed deposits shall be deposited annually into
   16  the Grants and Donations Trust Fund within the Department of
   17  Economic Opportunity to supplement funds of the Low-Income Home
   18  Energy Assistance Program which are used to assist low-income
   19  households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling
   20  bills. These funds shall be administered through the local
   21  provider agencies that administer the Low-Income Home Energy
   22  Assistance Program.
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   25         And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete line 1211
   27  and insert:
   28         certain bonding requirements; amending s. 717.108,
   29         F.S.; requiring that any unclaimed deposits held by a
   30         utility be deposited annually into the Grants and
   31         Donations Trust Fund in the Department of Economic
   32         Opportunity to supplement funds of the Low-Income Home
   33         Energy Assistance Program; requiring the local
   34         provider agencies that administer the Low-Income Home
   35         Energy Assistance Program to administer the funds;
   36         requiring the Department