Gov Scott Signs Renewable Energy Bill

Gov Scott Signs Renewable Energy Bill

Gov. Scott signs renewable energy bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 19, 2017 – Gov. Rick Scott signed 13 bills late Friday, including a measure supported by Florida Realtors that will carry out a constitutional amendment aimed at boosting the use of solar energy in the state.

Lawmakers passed the renewable-energy bill (SB 90) after nearly 73 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment during last August's primary elections.

The amendment called for extending a renewable-energy tax break to commercial and industrial properties and making renewable-energy equipment exempt from state tangible personal property taxes. The amendment, which had widespread support from business and environmental groups, needed lawmakers to approve a bill to carry it out.

Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who sponsored the bill during this spring's legislative session, said in a prepared statement that Scott "answered the will of the voters" in signing the measure Friday.

"I look forward to continuing our work to diversify Florida's energy economy, so we can live up to our title as the Sunshine State and lead in renewable energy," Brandes said.

Source: News Service of Florida, Jim Saunders


Ken and Michele Jones Headshot
Author:
Phone: 727-510-1624
Dated: June 20th 2017
Views: 9
About Ken and Michele: Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to earn your business! If you're thinking of buying or sel...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

SKL Real Estate Team with Keller Williams
109 Harbor Village Lane
Apollo Beach, FL
813-756-1901
813-641-8315