Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 456 Ì366666PÎ366666 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/28/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (Rodriguez) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 366.02, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 366.02 Definitions.—As used in this chapter: 8 (1) “Public utility” means every person, corporation, 9 partnership, association, or other legal entity and their 10 lessees, trustees, or receivers supplying electricity or gas 11 (natural, manufactured, or similar gaseous substance) to or for 12 the public within this state; but the term “public utility” does 13 not include either a cooperative now or hereafter organized and 14 existing under the Rural Electric Cooperative Law of the state; 15 a municipality or any agency thereof; a property owner not 16 otherwise meeting the definition of a public utility under this 17 subsection owning and operating on their property a renewable 18 energy source device as defined in s. 193.624(1) having a 19 capacity 2.5 megawatts or less and who produces and provides or 20 sells renewable energy from that device to users located on the 21 property; any dependent or independent special natural gas 22 district; any natural gas transmission pipeline company making 23 only sales or transportation delivery of natural gas at 24 wholesale and to direct industrial consumers; any entity selling 25 or arranging for sales of natural gas which neither owns nor 26 operates natural gas transmission or distribution facilities 27 within the state; or a person supplying liquefied petroleum gas, 28 in either liquid or gaseous form, irrespective of the method of 29 distribution or delivery, or owning or operating facilities 30 beyond the outlet of a meter through which natural gas is 31 supplied for compression and delivery into motor vehicle fuel 32 tanks or other transportation containers, unless such person 33 also supplies electricity or manufactured or natural gas. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017. 35 36 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 37 And the title is amended as follows: 38 Delete everything before the enacting clause 39 and insert: 40 A bill to be entitled 41 An act relating to public utilities; amending s. 42 366.02, F.S.; exempting certain owners of property who 43 own and operate certain renewable energy source 44 devices on their property from being defined as a 45 public utility; providing an effective date.