Florida - SB 1048 - 2017

Relating to linear facilities; amending s.163.3221, F.S.; revising the definition of the term “development” to exclude work by certain utility providers on utility infrastructure on certain rights of-way or corridors; revising the definition to exclude the creation or termination of distribution and transmission corridors; amending s. 380.04, F.S.; revising the definition of the term “development” to exclude work by certain utility providers on utility infrastructure on certain rights-of-way or corridors; revising the definition to exclude the creation or termination of distribution and transmission corridors; amending s. 403.511, F.S.; requiring the consideration of a certain variance standard when including conditions for the certification of an electrical power plant; clarifying that the Public Service Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to require underground transmission lines; amending s.403.531, F.S.; requiring the consideration of a certain variance standard when including conditions for the certification of a proposed transmission line corridor; clarifying that the Public Service Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to require underground transmission lines; providing an effective date.

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Infrastructure

Added On: 02-28-2017
Updated On: 06-03-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Lee, Tom (Senate/Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (18)

  • 02-20-2017 - Filed
  • 03-06-2017 - Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-09-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 03/14/17, 2:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
  • 03-14-2017 - Now in Community Affairs
  • 03-14-2017 - Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
  • 03-17-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/22/17, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
  • 03-22-2017 - Favorable by- Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 1
  • 03-23-2017 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • 03-30-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/17
  • 04-04-2017 - Placed on 3rd reading
  • 04-04-2017 - Amendment(s) failed (157870, 293986, 711880)
  • 04-04-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-06-2017 - Passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 3
  • 04-06-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 04-12-2017 - In Messages
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Messages
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
03-14-2017FavorableSenate701yes
03-22-2017FavorableSenate710yes
04-06-2017Third ReadingSenate3433yes

News (5)

After FPL Loses Legal Fight Over New Power Lines in South Miami-Dade, Lawmakers Try to Change Rules - Miami New Times
Published by miaminewtimes.com
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:02:04 GMT

On February 24, Florida Power & Light — Miami's electricity monopoly and the single biggest donor to politicians in Florida — lost a court battle with the Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Miami-Dade governments over whether the company could string ...

City officials from Miami-Dade urge legislators to reject FPL transmission line bill - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:27:43 GMT

The bill, SB 1048 by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, would overturn an April 2016 ruling by a three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal that said the governor and Cabinet failed to consider Miami-Dade County's environmental rules when they ...

Florida committee advances FPL-backed bills on ratepayer fracking charges, transmission siting - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:40:15 GMT

In 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved the project, but opponents took their case to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami, which ruled the state should have required the power lines be buried due to ecological concerns. SB 1048 would give only ...

State Sen. Frank Artiles drops green flag, boosts two bills favorable to FPL - Tampabay.com
Published by tampabay.com
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:01:47 GMT

One bill, SB 1238, by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will allow utilities to charge customers for exploratory natural gas fracking in other states, overturning a Florida Supreme Court ruling against FPL last year. Another bill, SB 1048, by Sen ...

FPL-friendly bills pass Senate committee unanimously after no debate - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:40:45 GMT

A Senate committee unanimously approved two bills sought by Florida Power & Light on Tuesday that overturn court decisions and allow the company to put transmission lines along environmentally sensitive areas in Miami-Dade County and resume ... The ...