Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice

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This amendment establishes a right under Florida's constitution for consumers to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use. State and local governments shall retain their abilities to protect consumer rights and public health, safety and welfare, and to ensure that consumers who do not choose to install solar are not required to subsidize the costs of backup power and electric grid access to those who do.

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Consumers for Smart Solar
2640-A Mitcham Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308-0000
(850) 877-1099
  Contact: Jim Kallinger, Chairperson

 Required for review by Attorney General: 68,314  
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 683,149  
 Number currently valid: 720,395**  
(View By District by County)
**Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.

Status: Defeated
Approval Date: 07/21/2015 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 10/19/2015 
Attorney General: 10/19/2015 
Sent to Supreme Court: 11/24/2015 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 03/31/2016 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 11/30/2015 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 03/31/2016 
Made Ballot: 01/22/2016 
Ballot Number: 1  
Election Date: 11/08/2016 
 Votes For: 4,560,682   
 Votes Against: 4,418,788   

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