Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1332
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Wright) recommended the
       following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    2  
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 125.488, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         125.488Ordinances, regulations, and policies concerning
    8  temporary underground power panels.—
    9         (1)A county may not enact any ordinance, regulation, or
   10  policy that prevents or has the effect of preventing an electric
   11  utility, as defined in s. 366.02(2), from installing a temporary
   12  underground power panel if the temporary underground power panel
   13  meets the requirements of Article 590 of the National Electrical
   14  Code, 2020 edition, during the construction and installation of
   15  the temporary underground power panel. After the county has
   16  conducted an inspection of the temporary underground power
   17  panel, the county may not require a subsequent inspection of the
   18  temporary underground power panel as a condition of issuance of
   19  the certificate of occupancy.
   20         (2)As used in this section, the term “temporary
   21  underground power panel” means a permanent meter base that
   22  includes a meter socket, meter, and downpipe, to which power is
   23  provided through an underground service line by an electric
   24  utility pursuant to its tariffs or service standards, that is
   25  permanently attached to a block residential structure, provides
   26  temporary power for construction of the residential structure,
   27  and is intended for use in providing permanent service to the
   28  residential structure upon issuance of the certificate of
   29  occupancy.
   30         Section 2. Section 166.0484, Florida Statutes, is created
   31  to read:
   32         166.0484Ordinances, regulations, and policies concerning
   33  temporary underground power panels.—
   34         (1)A municipality may not enact any ordinance, regulation,
   35  or policy that prevents or has the effect of preventing an
   36  electric utility, as defined in s. 366.02(2), from installing a
   37  temporary underground power panel if the temporary underground
   38  power panel meets the requirements of Article 590 of the
   39  National Electrical Code, 2020 edition, during the construction
   40  and installation of the temporary underground power panel. After
   41  the municipality has conducted an inspection of the temporary
   42  underground power panel, the municipality may not require a
   43  subsequent inspection of the temporary underground power panel
   44  as a condition of issuance of the certificate of occupancy.
   45         (2)As used in this section, the term “temporary
   46  underground power panel” means a permanent meter base that
   47  includes a meter socket, meter, and downpipe, to which power is
   48  provided through an underground service line by an electric
   49  utility pursuant to its tariffs or service standards, that is
   50  permanently attached to a block residential structure, provides
   51  temporary power for construction of the residential structure,
   52  and is intended for use in providing permanent service to the
   53  residential structure upon issuance of the certificate of
   54  occupancy.
   55         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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   57  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   60  and insert:
   61                        A bill to be entitled                      
   62         An act relating to temporary underground power panels;
   63         creating ss. 125.488 and 166.0484, F.S.; prohibiting
   64         counties and municipalities, respectively, from
   65         enacting ordinances, regulations, or policies that
   66         prevent certain electric utilities from installing
   67         temporary underground power panels and from requiring
   68         subsequent inspections of such panels as a condition
   69         of a certificate of occupancy under specified
   70         conditions; defining the term “temporary underground
   71         power panel”; providing an effective date.