Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 456
                              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)
    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.
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   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.