Florida - HB 1351 - 2017

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 04-06-2017
Updated On: 06-12-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Ray Wesley Rodrigues (House/Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (25)

  • 03-06-2017 - Filed
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-10-2017 - Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Commerce Committee
  • 03-17-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/21/17, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
  • 03-21-2017 - CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0
  • 03-22-2017 - CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee read 1st time
  • 03-22-2017 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 03-24-2017 - Now in Ways and Means Committee
  • 04-03-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 04/05/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
  • 04-05-2017 - CS/CS by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0
  • 04-07-2017 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 04-10-2017 - CS/CS by Ways and Means Committee read 1st time
  • 04-11-2017 - Now in Commerce Committee
  • 04-17-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 04/19/17, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
  • 04-19-2017 - CS/CS/CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 29 NAYS 0
  • 04-20-2017 - CS/CS/CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time
  • 04-20-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17
  • 04-20-2017 - Placed on Calendar
  • 04-20-2017 - Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 04-25-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/17
  • 04-25-2017 - Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
  • 04-26-2017 - Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
  • 05-01-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/02/17
  • 05-02-2017 - Substituted CS/SB 90
  • 05-02-2017 - Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 90

Votes (3)

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03-21-2017Favorable With Committee Substitute (Energy & Utilities Subcommittee)House1302yes
04-05-2017Favorable With Committee Substitute (Ways & Means Committee)House1900yes
04-19-2017Favorable With Committee Substitute (Commerce Committee)House2901yes

News (6)

Report: FPL parent drafted rooftop solar rules Florida lawmaker added to pending bill - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:52:13 GMT

The Miami Herald reports Florida Power & Light helped write changes to a bill aimed at accelerating the growth of solar in the Sunshine State, proposing restrictions and disclosures some say could have a chilling effect on the growth of the distributed ...

Florida lawmakers move closer on solar tax break - Orlando Weekly (blog)
Published by orlandoweekly.com
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:02:44 GMT

A day earlier, the House Commerce Committee unanimously supported the House version, proposed by Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero. The bill recently drew fire for using language that the Miami Herald reported was "verbatim" from a proposal ...

Florida Advances Solar Bill, Oklahoma Ends Wind Incentive, DC Studies Value of Solar - Greentech Media
Published by greentechmedia.com
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:41:54 GMT

An amendment filed by State Representative Ray Rodrigues helped to move the bill (HB 1351) out of the House Commerce Committee. The new language added consumer safeguards, including disclosures on the type of agreement customers are entering ...

Florida House Solar Bill Drawing Heat - CBS Miami
Published by miami.cbslocal.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:46:43 GMT

Also, several members of the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, which unanimously supported the proposal this week, expressed reservations that regulations outlined in the bill (HB 1351) may be too “overwhelming” for some in the solar installation ...

FPL drafted portions of bill that puts tough requirements on rooftop solar companies - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:48:06 GMT

Florida's largest utility was so intent on influencing the implementation of a constitutional amendment expanding solar installation in Florida, it drafted legislation designed to create new requirements for homeowners and businesses that install ...

Did Florida Power & Light write anti-rooftop solar legislation? - pv magazine USA
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:46:31 GMT

Reporting in this morning's Tampa Bay Times by the indispensable Mary Ellen Klas indicates that FPL has once again tried to kill the rooftop-solar industry in the state by “suggesting” language for House Bill (HB) 1351 that would impose onerous and ...