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Right to Competitive Energy Market for Customers of Investor-Owned Utilities; Allowing Energy Choice

Article X, new section

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Grants customers of investor-owned utilities the right to choose their electricity provider and to generate and sell electricity. Requires the Legislature to adopt laws providing for competitive wholesale and retail markets for electricity generation and supply, and consumer protections, by June 1, 2025, and repeals inconsistent statutes, regulations, and orders. Limits investor-owned utilities to construction, operation, and repair of electrical transmission and distribution systems. Municipal and cooperative utilities may opt into competitive markets.

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Citizens for Energy Choices
Post Office Box 1101
Alachua, FL 32616-
(352) 376-0505
  Contact: James A. Patton Jr, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 222,898 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 891,589 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position. (Signatures are valid from date made and up until next February 1, occurring in an even-number year for the purpose of the amendment appearing on the ballot, provided all requirements are met. Signatures do not expire once ballot position is made): 670,796 
Statewide total currently valid: 1,425*
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 the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. 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.
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: Closed
Approval Date: 10/05/2018 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 01/30/2019 
Attorney General: 01/30/2019 
Sent to Supreme Court: 03/01/2019 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/09/2020 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 03/15/2019 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2022 

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