Bill Text: FL S0954 | 2022 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

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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                              CS for SB 954
       By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Senators Brodeur and Brandes
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    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         requiring the Department of Management Services, using
    7         available industry data, to rank certain vehicles
    8         based on the lowest lifetime ownership costs over a
    9         specified number of years, rather than fuel
   10         efficiency, and to publish the rankings to the
   11         department’s website; requiring that certain vehicles
   12         purchased under a state purchasing plan be ranked at a
   13         specified level unless an exception is approved by the
   14         department secretary; exempting law enforcement
   15         vehicles from the ranking requirement; removing a
   16         provision requiring the use and procurement of ethanol
   17         and biodiesel fuels; requiring the department, before
   18         a specified date, to make recommendations to state
   19         agencies and local governments relating to the
   20         procurement and integration of electric vehicles;
   21         amending s. 553.791, F.S.; revising the definition of
   22         the term “single-trade inspection”; providing an
   23         effective date.
   25  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   27         Section 1. Subsections (4) and (5) of section 286.29,
   28  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   29         286.29 Climate-friendly public business.—The Legislature
   30  recognizes the importance of leadership by state government in
   31  the area of energy efficiency and in reducing the greenhouse gas
   32  emissions of state government operations. The following shall
   33  pertain to all state agencies when conducting public business:
   34         (4) When procuring new vehicles, all state agencies, state
   35  universities, community colleges, and local governments that
   36  purchase vehicles under a state purchasing plan shall first
   37  define the intended purpose for the vehicle and determine which
   38  of the following use classes for which the vehicle is being
   39  procured:
   40         (a) State business travel, designated operator;
   41         (b) State business travel, pool operators;
   42         (c) Construction, agricultural, or maintenance work;
   43         (d) Conveyance of passengers;
   44         (e) Conveyance of building or maintenance materials and
   45  supplies;
   46         (f) Off-road vehicle, motorcycle, or all-terrain vehicle;
   47         (g) Emergency response; or
   48         (h) Other.
   50  Vehicles described in paragraphs (a) through (h), when being
   51  processed for purchase or leasing agreements, must be selected
   52  based on the lowest lifetime ownership costs over 5 years as
   53  determined by the Department of Management Services. On an
   54  annual basis, the department shall rank vehicles based on the
   55  lowest cost of ownership over 5 years using available industry
   56  data and publish the rankings on the department’s website. Any
   57  vehicle that is a sedan or a light truck and is purchased under
   58  a state purchasing plan must be ranked in the top five of the
   59  department’s rankings unless an exception is approved by the
   60  secretary of the department and the secretary states the reason
   61  for the exception. Law enforcement vehicles are exempt from the
   62  top-five ranking requirement for the greatest fuel efficiency
   63  available for a given use class when fuel economy data are
   64  available. Exceptions may be made for individual vehicles in
   65  paragraph (g) when accompanied, during the procurement process,
   66  by documentation indicating that the operator or operators will
   67  exclusively be emergency first responders or have special
   68  documented need for exceptional vehicle performance
   69  characteristics. Any request for an exception must be approved
   70  by the purchasing agency head and any exceptional performance
   71  characteristics denoted as a part of the procurement process
   72  prior to purchase.
   73         (5) All state agencies shall use ethanol and biodiesel
   74  blended fuels when available. State agencies administering
   75  central fueling operations for state-owned vehicles shall
   76  procure biofuels for fleet needs to the greatest extent
   77  practicable.
   78         Section 2. Before July 1, 2023, the Department of
   79  Management Services shall make recommendations to state
   80  agencies, including state colleges and universities, and local
   81  governments regarding the procurement of electric vehicles and
   82  best practices for integrating such vehicles into existing
   83  fleets.
   84         Section 3. Paragraph (p) of subsection (1) of section
   85  553.791, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   86         553.791 Alternative plans review and inspection.—
   87         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   88         (p) “Single-trade inspection” means any inspection focused
   89  on a single construction trade, such as plumbing, mechanical, or
   90  electrical. The term includes, but is not limited to,
   91  inspections of door or window replacements; fences and block
   92  walls more than 6 feet high from the top of the wall to the
   93  bottom of the footing; stucco or plastering; reroofing with no
   94  structural alteration; HVAC replacements; installation of
   95  electric vehicle charging stations; solar energy and energy
   96  storage installations or alterations; ductwork or fan
   97  replacements; alteration or installation of wiring, lighting,
   98  and service panels; water heater changeouts; sink replacements;
   99  and repiping.
  100         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.