Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1024
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 18
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 163.04, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         163.04 Energy devices based on renewable resources.—
    8         (2) A deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or similar
    9  binding agreement may not prohibit or have the effect of
   10  prohibiting solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy
   11  devices based on renewable resources from being installed on
   12  buildings erected on the lots or parcels covered by the deed
   13  restriction, covenant, declaration, or binding agreement. A
   14  property owner may not be denied permission to install solar
   15  collectors or other energy devices by any entity granted the
   16  power or right in any deed restriction, covenant, declaration,
   17  or similar binding agreement to approve, forbid, control, or
   18  direct alteration of property with respect to residential
   19  dwellings and within the boundaries of a condominium unit. Such
   20  entity may:
   21         (a) Determine the specific location where solar collectors
   22  may be installed on the roof within an orientation to the south
   23  or within 45 degrees 45° east or west of due south if such
   24  determination does not impair the effective operation of the
   25  solar collectors; and
   26         (b) Prohibit the installation of solar collectors in
   27  locations beyond the parameters specified in paragraph (a).
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 2
   32  and insert:
   33         An act relating to renewable energy generation;
   34         amending s. 163.04, F.S.; authorizing certain entities
   35         to prohibit the installation of solar collectors under
   36         certain circumstances; amending s. 366.91,