Bill Text: FL S0954 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Energy


Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2022-03-14 - Died on Calendar [S0954 Detail]

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       Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 954
       By Senator Brodeur
       9-00904A-22                                            2022954__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to energy; amending s. 286.29, F.S.;
    3         revising the selection criteria for purchasing or
    4         leasing vehicles for state agency, college, or
    5         university or certain local government fleets;
    6         removing a provision requiring the use and procurement
    7         of ethanol and biodiesel fuels; requiring the
    8         Department of Management Services, before a specified
    9         date, to make recommendations to state agencies and
   10         local governments relating to the procurement and
   11         integration of electric vehicles; amending s. 553.791,
   12         F.S.; revising the definition of the term “single
   13         trade inspection”; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsections (4) and (5) of section 286.29,
   18  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   19         286.29 Climate-friendly public business.—The Legislature
   20  recognizes the importance of leadership by state government in
   21  the area of energy efficiency and in reducing the greenhouse gas
   22  emissions of state government operations. The following shall
   23  pertain to all state agencies when conducting public business:
   24         (4) When procuring new vehicles, all state agencies, state
   25  universities, community colleges, and local governments that
   26  purchase vehicles under a state purchasing plan shall first
   27  define the intended purpose for the vehicle and determine which
   28  of the following use classes for which the vehicle is being
   29  procured:
   30         (a) State business travel, designated operator;
   31         (b) State business travel, pool operators;
   32         (c) Construction, agricultural, or maintenance work;
   33         (d) Conveyance of passengers;
   34         (e) Conveyance of building or maintenance materials and
   35  supplies;
   36         (f) Off-road vehicle, motorcycle, or all-terrain vehicle;
   37         (g) Emergency response; or
   38         (h) Other.
   40  Vehicles described in paragraphs (a) through (h), when being
   41  processed for purchase or leasing agreements, must be selected
   42  based on the lowest lifetime ownership costs, including costs
   43  for fuel, operations, and maintenance, for the greatest fuel
   44  efficiency available for a given use class when fuel economy
   45  data are available. Exceptions may be made for individual
   46  vehicles in paragraph (g) when accompanied, during the
   47  procurement process, by documentation indicating that the
   48  operator or operators will exclusively be emergency first
   49  responders or have special documented need for exceptional
   50  vehicle performance characteristics. Any request for an
   51  exception must be approved by the purchasing agency head and any
   52  exceptional performance characteristics denoted as a part of the
   53  procurement process prior to purchase.
   54         (5) All state agencies shall use ethanol and biodiesel
   55  blended fuels when available. State agencies administering
   56  central fueling operations for state-owned vehicles shall
   57  procure biofuels for fleet needs to the greatest extent
   58  practicable.
   59         Section 2. Before July 1, 2023, the Department of
   60  Management Services shall make recommendations to state
   61  agencies, including state colleges and universities, and local
   62  governments regarding the procurement of electric vehicles and
   63  best practices for integrating such vehicles into existing
   64  fleets.
   65         Section 3. Paragraph (p) of subsection (1) of section
   66  553.791, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   67         553.791 Alternative plans review and inspection.—
   68         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   69         (p) “Single-trade inspection” means any inspection focused
   70  on a single construction trade, such as plumbing, mechanical, or
   71  electrical. The term includes, but is not limited to,
   72  inspections of door or window replacements; fences and block
   73  walls more than 6 feet high from the top of the wall to the
   74  bottom of the footing; stucco or plastering; reroofing with no
   75  structural alteration; HVAC replacements; installation of
   76  electric vehicle charging stations; solar energy and energy
   77  storage installations or alterations; ductwork or fan
   78  replacements; alteration or installation of wiring, lighting,
   79  and service panels; water heater changeouts; sink replacements;
   80  and repiping.
   81         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.