Florida - SB1238 - 2017

Utility Investments in Gas Reserves

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Natural Gas Development

Added On: 04-06-2017
Updated On: 04-27-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsors: Rules, Aaron Bean (Republican)

Actions (20)

  • 02-24-2017 - Filed
  • 03-06-2017 - Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Rules
  • 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 Rules
  • 03-14-2017 - Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 04-12-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/12/17, 5:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
  • 04-19-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/19/17, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
  • 04-20-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/25/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
  • 04-25-2017 - CS by- Rules; YEAS 7 NAYS 3
  • 04-26-2017 - CS by Rules read 1st time
  • 04-26-2017 - Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 04-27-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/17
  • 04-27-2017 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • 04-28-2017 - Ordered engrossed
  • 04-28-2017 - Amendment(s) adopted (968298)
  • 04-28-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-28-2017 - Placed on 3rd reading
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
  • 05-05-2017 - Died on Calendar

News (11)

Senate To Consider Allowing Fracking Cost Recovery By Utilities - WFSU
Published by news.wfsu.org
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:37:37 GMT

At issue are provisions in Republican Sen. Aaron Bean's bill (SB 1238) that allow the state's utility regulation agency, the Public Service Commission, to approve cost recovery for natural gas investments. Florida Power & Light has invested in an ...

FPL's fracking investment bill passes committee despite objections - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:11:07 GMT

A companion bill in the Senate, SB 1238, received fast-track treatment two weeks ago after the chair of the Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee, Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, was given celebrity status at a NASCAR race sponsored by FPL ...

Fracking investment bill could undo court ruling - WFLA
Published by wfla.com
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:28:41 GMT

(AP) Florida power companies may soon be able to charge customers to fund out-of-state fracking projects under a measure that is moving ahead in the Florida Legislature. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill (SB 1238) that would undo a 2016 ...

Bill Would Allow Companies to Charge for Outside Fracking - U.S. News & World Report
Published by usnews.com
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:22:19 GMT

The proposal would give the Florida Public Service Commission the power to permit companies to recover costs for oil and natural gas exploration projects out of state. Such projects could include fracking, a practice that Floridians have pushed against ...

FPL fracking bill dies in Florida House committee - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Tue, 02 May 2017 13:38:39 GMT

Despite what appears to be widespread support for the measure, FPL's fracking proposal, Senate Bill 1238, appears to be dead in this session of Florida's legislature. Tampa Bay Times reports Democrats and Republicans in both chambers supported the bill ...

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

Under SB 1238, FPL would be able to resume charging customers and operating natural gas fracking activities in other states if the Florida Public Service Commission approves. FPL sought and ... The Senate bill was filed last week by Sen. Aaron Bean ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

House advances bill allowing FPL to charge customers for out-of-state speculative investments - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:35:01 GMT

State lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday to allow Florida Power & Light to charge customers for speculative oil and gas investments. After two and a ... Fernandina Republican Aaron Bean is sponsoring the companion in the bill (SB 1238) in the Senate.