Florida - HB 887 - 2017

Relating to the designation of energy economic zones; amending s. 377.809, F.S.; revising the energy economic zone pilot program to require the Department of Economic Opportunity, with technical assistance from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to administer an energy economic zone designation program; removing a requirement that the Department of Economic Opportunity consult with the Department of Transportation to implement the pilot program; directing the Department of Economic Opportunity to grant energy economic zone designations to certain applicants; removing an obsolete reporting requirement; limiting eligibility for incentives and benefits to certain local governing bodies; removing employee residency requirements for certain refund and credit thresholds; providing program funding; providing an effective date.

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Economic Development

Added On: 02-28-2017
Updated On: 05-23-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Lori Berman (House/Democratic)

Actions (5)

  • 02-20-2017 - Filed
  • 03-01-2017 - Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Commerce Committee
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

News (1)

Democrats announce bill to boost renewable energy incentives - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:19:48 GMT

Lori Berman filed bills that would allow Florida cities to create incentive programs to attract sustainable energy jobs. HB 887 and SB 1090 would expand a pilot program to create “Energy Economic Zones” in cities, a designation for areas that encourage ...