Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 2094
                                Barcode 782228                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/02/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Siplin) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1105 and 1106
    4  insert:
    5         Section 12. Section 717.108, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         717.108 Deposits held by utilities.—
    8         (1) Any deposit, including any interest thereon, made by a
    9  subscriber with a utility to secure payment or any sum paid in
   10  advance for utility services to be furnished, less any lawful
   11  charges, which that remains unclaimed by the owner for more than
   12  1 year after termination of the services for which the deposit
   13  or advance payment was made is presumed unclaimed.
   14         (2)The unclaimed deposits shall be deposited annually into
   15  the Grants and Donations Trust Fund within the Department of
   16  Economic Opportunity to supplement funds of the Low-Income Home
   17  Energy Assistance Program which are used to assist low-income
   18  households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling
   19  bills. These funds shall be administered through the local
   20  provider agencies that administer the Low-Income Home Energy
   21  Assistance Program.
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   24         And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Between lines 70 and 71
   26  insert:
   27         amending s. 717.108, F.S.; requiring that any
   28         unclaimed deposits held by a utility be deposited
   29         annually into the Grants and Donations Trust Fund in
   30         the Department of Economic Opportunity to supplement
   31         funds of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
   32         Program; requiring the local provider agencies that
   33         administer the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
   34         Program to administer the funds;