Business Deregulation & Economic Reform Bills

Sorted by Bill Number SB 0728 Relating to Unemployment Compensation Detert Unemployment Compensation; Increases the number of employer payroll service providers who qualify for access to unemployment tax information by filing a memorandum of understanding. Revises provisions relating to statutory construction. Requires that an individual claiming benefits report certain information and participate in an initial skills review. Disqualifies an individual for benefits for any week he or she is incarcerated. Requires claims to be submitted by electronic means, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law, except as otherwise provided Current Committee of Reference: Budget 4/26/2011 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Budget Compare SB 1058 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Hill) HB 1283 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Ahern) SB 1728 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Latvala) Relating to Tax Administration (Budget Subcommittee on Finance SB 2044 and Tax) SB 2156 Relating to Governmental Reorganization (Budget) Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Economic HB 7005 Development & Tourism Subcommittee) Relating to Government Reorganization/OTTED, DCA, & AWI HB 7247 (Select Committee on Government Reorganization) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / SB 0762 Support.

Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act Hays Florida Climate Protection Act; Repeals provisions relating to a cap-and-trade regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric utilities. Conforms a cross-reference. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Budget 4/13/2011 SENATE Now in Budget Identical HB 4117 Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act (Plakon) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 1069

Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credits Dorworth Capital Investment Tax Credit: Specifies procedures to claim sales & use tax credit; authorizes qualifying business that has insufficient corporate income tax liability to fully claim capital investment tax credit to apply credit against its liability for sales & use taxes to be collected, reported, & remitted to DOR; requires qualifying business that receives credit against its sales & use tax liability to make additional capital investments; requires qualifying business to annually report its capital investments to OTTED, President of Senate, & Speaker of House; requires qualifying business that fails to make required capital investments to repay amount of sales & use tax credit claimed with interest; limits availability of sales & use tax credit to certain businesses that have their headquarters in this state, that qualify for capital investment tax credit, & that entered into agreement with DOR during certain period; limits annual amount of tax credits that may be approved for each eligible qualifying business; authorizes OTTED & DOR to adopt rules. Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Finance & Tax Committee 4/6/2011 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference; 04/08/11, 9:00am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken) Identical SB 1470 Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credit (Altman) Bills relating to

Business & Economic Development

Priority/Importance/Position Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

SB 1102

Relating to Energy Detert Energy; Requires that electric utilities meet or exceed specified standards for the production or purchase of clean energy. Requires that the Solar Energy Center charge testing fees. Imposes a fee on alternative fuel containing alcohol. Requires that the Florida Energy and Climate Commission prepare a report identifying ways to increase the energy-efficiency practices of low-income households, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Communications, Energy and Public Utilities 3/1/2011 SENATE Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Budget Compare HB 1349 Relating to Renewable Energy (Burgin) SB 1724 Relating to Renewable Energy (Altman) SB 2078 Relating to Energy (Communications, Energy and Public Utilities) Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities HB 7217 Subcommittee) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

SB 1222

Relating to Corporate Income Tax/Reduction & Future Repeal Norman Corporate Income Tax/Reduction & Future Repeal; Provides for incremental reductions of the corporate income tax effective on specified dates. Provides for future repeal of part I of chapter 220, F.S., relating to the chapter title, legislative intent, and definitions, and part II of chapter 220, F.S., relating to the imposition and apportionment of the corporate income tax. Provides legislative findings, intent, and application, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011, except as otherwise provided Current Committee of Reference: Commerce and Tourism 4/6/2011 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference; 04/08/11, 9:00am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken) Compare SB 1236 Relating to State Revenues (Richter) Identical Relating to Incremental Reduction and Future Repeal of the HB 0503 Corporate Income Tax (Harrison) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 1231

Relating to Telecommunications Horner Telecommunications: Creates "Regulatory Reform Act"; revises & repeals provisions relating to Public Service Commission & telecommunication companies, facilities, & services; requires commission to initiate rulemaking to reduce regulatory assessment fee for telecommunications companies & produce annual report describing its efforts to do so. Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Communications, Energy and Public Utilities 4/26/2011 SENATE Received; Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Commerce and Tourism; Budget Compare HB 4149 Relating to Regulation of Electronic Communications (Porter) Similar SB 1524 Relating to Telecommunications (Simmons) Bills relating to Business &

Business & Economic Development

Priority/Importance/Position Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 1243

Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Boyd Citizens Property Insurance Corporation: Revises legislative intent; provides certain residential structures are not eligible for coverage by corporation after certain date; prohibits corporation from levying assessments until surcharge is levied; requires corporation to commission consultant to prepare report on outsourcing; revises wind coverage provisions; specifies that corporation's insurance policies must provide that surplus lines insurer's offer to cover risks makes policy ineligible for renewal; requires policyholders acknowledge assessment of surcharges; provides for termination of agent for rebate violation; provides policies do not cover screen enclosures & limits coverage for sinkhole damage; requires members of board to abstain from voting on issues of interest; requires members to disclose interest; provides corporation is residual market mechanism; revises provisions relating to corporation rates; provides surplus lines insurers may participate in depopulation, take-out, or keep-out programs; provides requirements surplus lines insurer must meet to participate; clarifies corporation immunity; authorizes release of confidential files to insurer; deletes requirement for annual report on wind-only losses; requires property owners in Special Flood Areas maintain separate insurance. Effective Date: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee 4/12/2011 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on second reading Compare SB 1714 Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Hays) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

SB 1336

Relating to Renewable Energy Bennett Renewable Energy; Revises legislative intent regarding the state's renewable energy policy. Deletes provisions requiring that the Public Service Commission adopt rules for a renewable portfolio standard. Requires that the commission provide for full cost recovery. Allows each provider of Florida renewable energy resources to build such resources, convert existing fossil fuel generation plants to a renewable energy resource, or purchase renewable energy to recover costs, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: Environmental Preservation and Conservation 3/7/2011 SENATE Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Budget Compare SB 2078 Relating to Energy (Communications, Energy and Public Utilities) Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities HB 7217 Subcommittee) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

HB 1349

Relating to Renewable Energy Burgin Renewable Energy: Revises provisions relating to state energy policy & renewable energy development & deployment, renewable energy technology, energy efficiency technology, & biofuel technology; directs DCA to implement Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program. Effective Date: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: Energy & Utilities Subcommittee 3/14/2011 HOUSE Now in Energy & Utilities Subcommittee Compare SB 1102 Relating to Energy (Detert) SB 2078 Relating to Energy (Communications, Energy and Public Utilities) Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities HB 7217 Subcommittee)

Identical SB 1724

Relating to Renewable Energy (Altman)

Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / HB 1375 Oppose.

Relating to Greenhouse Gases Fresen Greenhouse Gases: Urges Congress to take additional action to clarify & specify Environmental Protection Agency's legal & regulatory obligations with respect to greenhouse gases. Effective Date: Not Specified Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee 4/26/2011 SENATE In Messages Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 1425

Relating to State Minimum Wage Tobia State Minimum Wage: Provides requirements for adjustment of state minimum wage. Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Economic Affairs Committee 4/6/2011 HOUSE Now in Economic Affairs Committee Similar SB 1610 Relating to State Minimum Wage (Detert) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

SB 1470

Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credit Altman Capital Investment Tax Credit; Specifies procedures to claim a sales and use tax credit. Authorizes a qualifying business that has insufficient corporate income tax liability to fully claim a capital investment tax credit to apply the credit against its liability for sales and use taxes to be collected, reported, and remitted to the Department of Revenue. Requires a qualifying business that receives a credit against its sales and use tax liability to make additional capital investments, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Budget 3/24/2011 SENATE Now in Budget Identical HB 1069 Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credits (Dorworth) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

SB 1524

Relating to Telecommunications Simmons Telecommunications; Creates the "Regulatory Reform Act." Revises legislative intent with respect to the jurisdiction of the Florida Public Service Commission. Repeals provisions relating to price regulation, regulatory methods for small local exchange telecommunications companies, experimental and transitional rates, limited proceedings, procedures for seeking a stay of proceedings, joint rates, tolls, and contracts, rate adjustment orders, intrastate interexchange service contracts, and unlawful charges against consumers, respectively, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee 4/25/2011 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/27/11

Compare HB 4149 Similar HB 1231

Relating to Regulation of Electronic Communications (Porter) Relating to Telecommunications (Horner)

Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / SB 1610 Support.

Relating to State Minimum Wage Detert State Minimum Wage; Conforms a provision to changes made by the act. Provides for calculating the adjusted real wage rate and its application as the Florida minimum wage when both the previous year’s Florida minimum wage and the federal minimum wage are lower. Provides definitions. Conforms a crossreference. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Budget 4/26/2011 SENATE Favorable by Budget; 14 Yeas, 6 Nays Similar HB 1425 Relating to State Minimum Wage (Tobia) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

SB 1714

Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Hays Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; Discontinues policy discounts relating to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation after a certain date. Directs the corporation to provide coverage to certain excluded residential structures but at rates deemed appropriate by the corporation. Provides that certain residential structures are not eligible for coverage by the corporation after a certain date. Prohibits the corporation from levying certain assessments with respect to a year's deficit until the corporation has first levied a specified surcharge, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: Budget 4/26/2011 SENATE Not received by Rules Compare HB 1243 Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Boyd) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

SB 1724

Relating to Renewable Energy Altman Renewable Energy; Requires that solar energy systems have a certain percentage of components manufactured in Florida or the United States in order to be eligible for the exemption from the sales tax. Extends the date of eligibility for the renewable energy technologies investment tax credit. Revises the annual limits for the investment tax credits. Provides requirement for a solar electric generating facility to be eligible to receive the tax credit, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: Communications, Energy and Public Utilities 3/10/2011 SENATE Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Budget Compare SB 1102 Relating to Energy (Detert) SB 2078 Relating to Energy (Communications, Energy and Public Utilities) Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities HB 7217 Subcommittee) Identical HB 1349 Relating to Renewable Energy (Burgin) Bills relating to

Business & Economic Development

Priority/Importance/Position Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

SB 2078

Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Energy; Requires a utility to purchase excess electrical output generated by any property owner's rooftop solar equipment within its service area. Requires all public utilities to perform a free energy audit of the business structures of commercial customers. Provides that the audit is deemed satisfied under certain conditions. Requires the Department of Management Services to prioritize buildings for an energy audit and retrofits and to proceed with performing those audits and retrofits, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Budget 4/26/2011 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Budget Compare SB 1102 Relating to Energy (Detert) SB 1336 Relating to Renewable Energy (Bennett) HB 1349 Relating to Renewable Energy (Burgin) SB 1724 Relating to Renewable Energy (Altman) Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities HB 7217 Subcommittee) Relating to Energy Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.

HB 4117

Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act Plakon Florida Climate Protection Act: Repeals provisions for cap & trade regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric utilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee 2/16/2011 HOUSE Now in Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee Identical SB 0762 Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act (Hays) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 4195

Relating to Local Business Taxes O'Toole Local Business Taxes: Repeals ch. 205, F.S., "Local Business Tax Act." Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: Finance & Tax Committee 4/5/2011 HOUSE Temporarily postponed by Finance & Tax Committee Compare Relating to Deregulation of Professions and Occupations HB 5005 (Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.

HB 7005

Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee Unemployment Compensation: Increases number of employer payroll service providers who qualify for access to unemployment tax information; revises provisions relating to statutory construction; requires that applicant for benefits participate in initial skills review; provides exceptions; clarifies "good cause" for Relating to Unemployment Compensation

voluntarily leaving employment; disqualifies certain person for benefits; reduces amount & revises calculation of number of weeks of claimant's benefit eligibility; revises employer's unemployment compensation contribution rate by certain factors; revises application to conform to changes made by this act; provides employer payment schedule for 2012, 2013, & 2014 contributions; revises allowable forms of evidence in benefit appeals; revises judicial venue for reviewing commission orders; specifies that evidence of mailing agency document is based on date stated on document; revives, readopts, & amends provision relating to temporary extended benefits; provides for retroactive application; establishes temporary state extended benefits for weeks of unemployment; provides for state extended benefits for certain weeks & for periods of high unemployment; provides severability; provides applicability; provides appropriations for purposes of implementation; provides that act fulfills important state interest. Effective Date: upon becoming a law Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee 3/15/2011 SENATE In Messages Compare SB 0728 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Detert) HB 1283 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Ahern) SB 1728 Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Latvala) Relating to Tax Administration (Budget Subcommittee on Finance SB 2044 and Tax) SB 2156 Relating to Governmental Reorganization (Budget) Relating to Government Reorganization/OTTED, DCA, & AWI HB 7247 (Select Committee on Government Reorganization) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / HB 7217 Support.

Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives Energy & Utilities Subcommittee Energy Incentives and Initiatives: Revises legislative intent relating to state's energy policy; provides legislative intent relating to renewable energy production of electricity; deletes provisions for renewable portfolio standard & renewable energy credits; provides mechanism for providers to recover costs to produce or purchase renewable energy under certain conditions; exempts renewable energy projects for which cost recovery is provided under mechanism from requirements for determination of need; requires providers to include specified information relating to renewable energy development in reports to PSC; transfers Florida Energy & Climate Commission within EOG to DACS; transfers Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program & Weatherization Assistance Program within DCA to DACS; provides for creation of Office of Energy & Water within DACS; repeals Solar Energy System Incentives Program & required studies & reports on greenhouse gas emissions associated with renewable fuels & certain DACS consumer conciliatory conference responsibilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Current Committee of Reference: State Affairs Committee 4/7/2011 HOUSE Now in State Affairs Committee Compare SB 1102 Relating to Energy (Detert) SB 1336 Relating to Renewable Energy (Bennett) HB 1349 Relating to Renewable Energy (Burgin) SB 1724 Relating to Renewable Energy (Altman) SB 1810 Relating to Energy (Benacquisto) Relating to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services SB 2076 (Agriculture) SB 2078 Relating to Energy (Communications, Energy and Public Utilities) Relating to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services HB 7215 (Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee) Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose. Energy & Utilities Subcommittee

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Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives PCB ENUS 11-01 -- Energy Incentives and Initiatives Current Committee of Reference: Energy & Utilities Subcommittee

4/4/2011

HOUSE Committee Bill Filed as H 7217

Bills relating to Business & Priority/Importance/Position Economic Development Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Position not specified.

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