Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1332
       By Senator Wright
       14-00745-22                                           20221332__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to temporary underground residential
    3         electric service; creating s. 366.98, F.S.;
    4         prohibiting local governmental entities from
    5         prohibiting electric utilities from using temporary
    6         underground residential services under certain
    7         conditions; authorizing electric utilities to install
    8         permanent electric service to the meter socket until a
    9         certificate of occupancy is obtained; defining the
   10         term “temporary underground residential service”;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Section 366.98, Florida Statutes, is created to
   16  read:
   17         366.98 Temporary underground residential electric service.
   18  A local governmental entity may not prohibit an electric utility
   19  from using temporary underground residential services if the
   20  electric utility has a tariff approved by and on file with the
   21  Public Service Commission. Upon receipt of a temporary
   22  inspection, the electric utility may install permanent electric
   23  service to the meter socket, and the service may be used for
   24  construction purposes until a certificate of occupancy is
   25  obtained. As used in this section, the term “temporary
   26  underground residential service” includes the installation of a
   27  meter socket, meter, and downpipe configured for temporary
   28  electric service.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.