Florida - SB90 - 2017

Relating to renewable energy source devices; amending s. 193.624, F.S.; revising the definition of the term “renewable energy source device”; prohibiting the consideration of just value of property attributable to a renewable energy source device in determining the assessed value of any real property; deleting a provision relating to applicability as of a specified date; creating s. 196.182, F.S.; exempting a renewable energy source device from the tangible personal property tax; providing for expiration; reenacting ss. 193.155(4)(a) and 193.1554(6)(a), F.S., relating to homestead assessments and nonhomestead residential property assessments, respectively, to incorporate the amendment made to s. 193.624, F.S., in references thereto; providing that specified amendments made by the act expire on a certain date; providing an effective date.

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 02-27-2017
Updated On: 09-18-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Brandes, Jeff (Senate/Republican)

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (39)

  • 12-01-2016 - Filed
  • 12-16-2016 - Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations
  • 01-30-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 02/07/17, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
  • 02-07-2017 - Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 02-08-2017 - Now in Community Affairs
  • 02-13-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/21/17, 12:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
  • 02-21-2017 - CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 02-22-2017 - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 02-24-2017 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-07-2017 - CS by Community Affairs read 1st time
  • 04-10-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, 04/13/17, 1:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
  • 04-13-2017 - Now in Appropriations
  • 04-13-2017 - Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 04-17-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/20/17, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
  • 04-20-2017 - Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
  • 04-21-2017 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • 04-24-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/17
  • 04-26-2017 - Retained on Special Order Calendar
  • 04-27-2017 - Placed on 3rd reading
  • 04-27-2017 - Ordered engrossed
  • 04-27-2017 - Amendment(s) adopted (469934)
  • 04-27-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-28-2017 - In Messages
  • 04-28-2017 - CS passed as amended; YEAS 34 NAYS 0
  • 04-28-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 05-01-2017 - Referred to Calendar
  • 05-01-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/02/17
  • 05-01-2017 - Received
  • 05-02-2017 - Placed on 3rd reading
  • 05-02-2017 - Amendment(s) adopted (955741) -HJ 1059, 1062
  • 05-02-2017 - Substituted for CS/CS/CS/HB 1351
  • 05-02-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 05-03-2017 - In returning messages
  • 05-03-2017 - CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0
  • 05-03-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 05-04-2017 - Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (955741) -SJ 797, 800
  • 05-04-2017 - CS passed as amended; YEAS 33 NAYS 0
  • 05-04-2017 - Ordered engrossed, then enrolled

Votes (7)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-21-2017Favorable with Committee SubstituteSenate800yes
04-28-2017Third ReadingSenate3405yes
05-03-2017Third ReadingHouse11802yes
05-04-2017Returning MessagesSenate3306yes

News (15)

Scott Signs Renewable Energy, Health Care Bills - Sunshine State News
Published by sunshinestatenews.com
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:56:32 GMT

Gov. Rick Scott late Friday signed 13 bills, including a measure that will carry out a constitutional amendment aimed at boosting the use of solar energy in the state. Lawmakers passed the renewable-energy bill (SB 90), after nearly 73 percent of ...

With Passage of SB 90, the Forecast for Solar in Florida Gets Sunnier - Energy Collective
Published by theenergycollective.com
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 07:01:11 GMT

With Florida state government currently tied up in budget deliberations, SB 90 has not yet been delivered to Gov. Rick Scott. Once it has been, he will have 15 days to sign the bill or let it become law without his signature. With the mechanics for ...

One more step: Florida bill passes Senate – now on to governor's desk - pv magazine USA
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:32 GMT

The Sunshine State – after struggling for so many years to become a viable solar market – is tantalizingly close to creating conditions that could spur a commercial solar boom in the state. For the second time in a week, the Florida Senate passed ...

Sunrun Enters Florida's Solar Market, Offers Rooftop Panels - Zacks.com
Published by zacks.com
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:42:09 GMT

Nevertheless, realizing the strong potential for rooftop solar in Florida, residents of the state voted in favor of cleaner energy choices in Nov 2016 and legislators responded by passing Senate Bill 90 (SB 90). The SB 90 in turn offered a tax rebate ...

AEE Applauds Gov. Rick Scott for Signing Senate Bill 90 and Ensuring the Growth of Solar, Renewable Energy in Florida - PR Newswire (press release)
Published by prnewswire.com
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:41:24 GMT

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing into law Senate Bill 90 (SB 90), "Renewable Energy Source Devices," which extends a property tax ...

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:49:26 GMT

State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, says that by signing S.B.90 into law, Scott has “answered the will of the voters.” Brandes adds, “I look forward to continuing our work to diversify Florida's energy economy so we can live up to our title as ...

Jeff Brandes wants to keep renewable energy bill clean - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:22:49 GMT

House bill sponsor Rep. Ray Rodrigues worked with solar experts, including Florida Power & Light, SolarCity and local solar installers to develop consumer protection language, much of which mirrors the recommendation of the Solar Energy Installers ...

Tax Breaks Still Possible for Businesses That Use Solar - U.S. News & World Report
Published by usnews.com
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:36:19 GMT

A Senate panel on Thursday unanimously advanced the bill (SB 90) to its last committee stop saying it was the "will of the people." The bill differs from a house version (HB 1351), which critics say would impede rooftop solar installations by creating ...

Solar Power for the Sunshine State, Getting Some Help from Another Sunny Place - The Capitolist (registration)
Published by thecapitolist.com
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:43:52 GMT

Even with a huge number of Florida voters in favor of the bill, there are some groups advocating for caution as the amendment turns into law after citing some issues other states have had as solar and renewable energy tax breaks were implemented ...

Florida Solar Amendment 4 moves one step closer to implementation - Palm Beach Post (blog)
Published by protectingyourpocket.blog.palmbeachpost.com
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:28:25 GMT

“House Bill 1351 is largely supported by the solar industry and will allow for proper consumer protections as well as tax exemptions to take place.” The Senate version of an Amendment 4 implementation bill, SB 90, will be heard in the Senate ...

Lawmaker looks to carry out Amendment 4 - WJXT Jacksonville
Published by news4jax.com
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:27:05 GMT

The bill (SB 90) would enact Amendment 4, which lawmakers put before voters to extend a residential renewable-energy tax break to commercial and industrial properties. "The voters of Florida spoke loud and clear that they expect the sunshine state to ...

Lawmakers look to carry out solar amendment - WJXT Jacksonville
Published by news4jax.com
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:51:25 GMT

... through the Senate on Tuesday. The Community Affairs Committee unanimously backed the bill (SB 90) to enact Amendment 4, which lawmakers put before voters to extend a residential renewable-energy tax break to commercial and industrial properties ...

Amendment 4 implementing bill clears first Senate committee - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:40:54 GMT

... which exempts solar and renewable energy devices from property taxes in Florida. The Senate Communications, Energy & Public Utilities Committee voted unanimously to approved the bill (SB 90). The bill, sponsored ... of new markets for Vote Solar ...

Florida lawmakers advance bill to strike property taxes on solar panels - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:56:46 GMT

The Florida Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee unanimously recommended adoption of SB 90, moving ahead with a mandate from voters to increase solar adoption. According to Florida Politics, the tax exemption would go into ...

Florida Senate committee passes bill to implement Amendment 4 - PV-Tech
Published by pv-tech.org
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:15:47 GMT

With the Senate committee approval, it is one step closer to being a key driver in the lowering of energy costs in the Sunshine State. Source: Flickr/Wody Hibbard. Florida's Senate committee has unanimously approved SB 90, a bill that would implement ...