Florida - HB1043 - 2017

Prudent Utility Investments in Natural Gas Reserves

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Natural Gas Development

Added On: 04-06-2017
Updated On: 05-04-2017
Status: Failed
Primary Sponsors: Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, Jason Brodeur (Republican)

Actions (10)

  • 02-24-2017 - Filed
  • 03-06-2017 - Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-24-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/28/17, 12:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
  • 03-28-2017 - CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 6
  • 03-29-2017 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 03-29-2017 - CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee read 1st time
  • 04-26-2017 - Now in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Sponsors (3)

News (8)

Natural gas investments plan flames out - WJXT Jacksonville
Published by news4jax.com
Mon, 08 May 2017 19:39:42 GMT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A controversial proposal that would have allowed electric utilities to invest in natural-gas drilling projects and recoup the money from customers died Friday night as lawmakers finished most of their work. The Senate version of the ...

Senate advances bill to let FPL customers pay fracking costs - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:15:53 GMT

Florida Power & Light's quest to have customers pay for natural gas fracking projects in other states overcame a key hurdle Tuesday as the Senate Rules Committee passed the controversial measure and overlooked opposition from residential and commercial ...

Bill Would Let FPL Charge Florida Customers Hundreds of Millions for Fracking - Miami New Times
Published by miaminewtimes.com
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:26:55 GMT

The bill comes after the state Supreme Court struck down an effort by FPL last year to get approval to charge Florida customers for a massive project in Oklahoma. The new bills would effectively reverse that court decision, at a time when local Florida ...

FPL's fracking bill returns Tuesday as the only bill on the House committee agenda - Bradenton Herald
Published by bradenton.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:21:26 GMT

The Florida House Subcommittee on Energy and Utilities on Tuesday will hear the proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural gas fracking operations in other ...

On deck: Fracking ban, proposal to allow FPL to charge for fracking - Palm Beach Post
Published by palmbeachpost.com
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:10:12 GMT

Fracking is legal in Florida, but the controversial method also known as hydraulic fracturing is not in use now in the state. The state produces a small but significant amount of oil and natural gas each year through conventional drilling, and has ...

Bill permitting Florida PSC to allow natural gas investments passes Senate committee - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:14:25 GMT

The legislation would allow any Florida power company using natural gas for 65 percent or more of its electricity generation to explore out-of-state for natural gas using residential ratepayer's money. The bill from Fernandina Beach Republican Aaron ...

Dana Young's anti-fracking bill advances in Senate - Tampabay.com (blog)
Published by tampabay.com
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:00:23 GMT

Meanwhile, as one committee attempted to ban fracking, two lawmakers filed legislation this week that would change state law and allow Florida Power & Light to charge customers, and profit from, speculative natural gas fracking. The bill, HB 1043 by Rep.

FPL's fracking investment bill passes committee despite objections - Tampabay.com
Published by tampabay.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:35:33 GMT

The bill, HB 1043 by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, would give the Florida Public Service Commission the authority to allow utilities that generate at least 65 percent of their electricity using natural gas to invest in oil and natural gas exploration ...