Florida Senate - 2021 CS for SB 856 By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senator Hutson 580-02581-21 2021856c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the state preemption of 3 transportation energy infrastructure regulation; 4 creating s. 377.707, F.S.; defining terms; providing 5 legislative findings; preempting the regulation of 6 transportation energy infrastructure to the state; 7 prohibiting a local government from taking specified 8 actions relating to the regulation of transportation 9 energy infrastructure; proving exceptions; providing 10 construction; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 377.707, Florida Statutes, is created to 15 read: 16 377.707 State preemption of transportation energy 17 infrastructure regulation.— 18 (1) As used in this section, the term: 19 (a) “Fuel” includes, but is not limited to, petroleum fuel, 20 petroleum products, gasoline, diesel fuel, motor fuel, marine 21 fuel, aviation fuel, renewable fuel, alternative fuel, natural 22 gas fuel, hydrogen fuel, and electricity, when such fuel sources 23 are used for transportation. 24 (b) “Transportation energy infrastructure” means 25 infrastructure supporting the production, importation, storage, 26 and distribution of fuel. 27 (2) The Legislature recognizes that affordable, reliable, 28 and sustainable energy throughout this state is dependent upon 29 transportation energy infrastructure networks extending beyond 30 local government boundaries and recognizes the importance of 31 consumer choice in the energy market. 32 (3) The regulation of transportation energy infrastructure 33 is expressly preempted to the state. A local government is 34 prohibited from doing any of the following: 35 (a) Adopting or implementing any law, ordinance, 36 regulation, policy, or resolution that prohibits, restricts, or 37 requires, or that has the effect of prohibiting, restricting, or 38 requiring, the construction of new transportation energy 39 infrastructure or the expansion, upgrading, or repair of 40 existing transportation energy infrastructure, or imposing any 41 requirement regulating transportation energy infrastructure that 42 is more stringent than state law or department rule, except for 43 local ordinances regulating petroleum storage system 44 construction, operation, and maintenance which were enacted 45 pursuant to section 376.317(3)(a). 46 (b) Amending its comprehensive plan, land use map, zoning 47 districts, or land development regulations in a manner that 48 would conflict with an existing transportation energy 49 infrastructure classification as a permitted and allowable use, 50 including, but not limited to, an amendment that causes an 51 existing transportation energy infrastructure to be a 52 nonconforming use, structure, or development. 53 (c) Imposing requirements that are more stringent than 54 state law or rule. 55 (4) This section does not limit the authority of a local 56 government to adopt, implement, modify, and enforce: 57 (a) Applicable federal and state requirements for 58 transportation energy infrastructure, including safety and 59 building standards; or 60 (b) Local safety and building standards that do not 61 conflict with federal or state safety and security requirements 62 for transportation energy infrastructure. 63 (5) Any existing or future law, ordinance, regulation, 64 policy, or resolution that is contrary to this section is void. 65 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.