Florida Senate - 2014 SJR 1374 By Senator Thompson 12-01409-14 20141374__ 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section 3 28 of Article X of the State Constitution to exempt a 4 renewable energy producer from being considered a 5 public utility. 6 7 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 That the following creation of Section 28 of Article X of 10 the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 11 the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 12 general election or at an earlier special election specifically 13 authorized by law for that purpose: 14 ARTICLE X 15 MISCELLANEOUS 16 SECTION 28. Producers of renewable energy.—A corporation, 17 partnership, association, or other legal entity that exclusively 18 produces renewable energy is not a public utility. For purposes 19 of this section, the terms “public utility” and “renewable 20 energy” shall have the meanings as prescribed by general law. 21 22 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 23 placed on the ballot: 24 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 25 ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 26 PRODUCERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.—Proposing an amendment to 27 the State Constitution to provide that a corporation, 28 partnership, association, or other legal entity that exclusively 29 produces renewable energy is not a public utility and to provide 30 that the terms “public utility” and “renewable energy” shall 31 have the meanings as prescribed by general law.