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CS/SB 1338: Floating Solar Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Diaz

Floating Solar Facilities; Defining the term “floating solar facility”; providing that a floating solar facility must be a permitted use in appropriate land use categories in each local government’s comprehensive plan; requiring each local government to amend its development regulations to promote the expanded use of floating solar facilities; requiring the Office of Energy within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to submit specified recommendations to the Legislature to provide a regulatory framework relating to floating solar facilities, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/2/2022 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 1411 -SJ 492
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/21/2021 Senate • Filed
1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 120
1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 120
1/27/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 02/01/22, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/1/2022 Senate • Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 337
2/2/2022 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
2/3/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/08/22, 3:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/8/2022 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 364
2/10/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 366
2/11/2022 Senate • Now in Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/15/22, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/15/2022 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 370
2/16/2022 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2/17/2022 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/22 -SJ 451
2/23/2022 Senate • Retained on Calendar
2/28/2022 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/22 -SJ 521
3/2/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 492
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 1411 -SJ 492
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 1411 -SJ 492