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Limits or Prevents Barriers to Local Solar Electricity Supply
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Reference:
Article X, Section 29

Summary:
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Limits or prevents government and electric utility imposed barriers to supplying local solar electricity. Local solar electricity supply is the non utility supply of solar generated electricity from a facility rated up to 2 megawatts to customers at the same or contiguous property as the facility. Barriers include government regulation of local solar electricity suppliers’ rates, service and territory, and unfavorable electric utility rates, charges, or terms of service imposed on local solar electricity customers.

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Sponsor:
Floridians for Solar Choice, Inc.
120 East Oakland Park Blvd.
Suite 105
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334-
(954) 580-6370
  Contact: Tory Perfetti, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 766,200 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position (Signatures expire after two years, but will not expire once ballot position is made): 291,362 
Statewide total currently valid: 229*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
 
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
 
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Active
Approval Date: 12/23/2014 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 03/25/2015 
Attorney General: 03/25/2015 
Sent to Supreme Court: 04/24/2015 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 10/22/2015 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 05/07/2015 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 10/22/2015 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2018 




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