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Solar Amendment

Discussion in 'Florida' started by FloridaGary, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Happychaos

    Happychaos Member

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    Hate that amendment. We live in the Sunshine State and yet there are roadblocks to help spread solar...
     
  2. Racerx22b

    Racerx22b Member

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    Got more YES votes then NOs but didn't pass. I don't even understand how something like this gets on the ballot. So sad.
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    #4 Larry Chanin, Nov 12, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
    Yes, fortunately it required a 60% vote that it didn't get.

    Powerful special interests in the form of electric utilities coupled with dubious decision made by the Florida Supreme Court got it on the ballot.

    Back on March 31, 2016 a divided Florida Supreme Court approved the ballot’s wording in a 4-3 vote . You can read the justices’ majority and dissenting opinions here.

    Then shortly before the vote the Florida Supreme Court denied the motions put forward by Floridians for Solar Choice and the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FSEIA) to declare the ballot summary for Amendment 1 as materially misleading.

    Fortunately, most of the local news media got wind of the deception and published editorials opposing this deliberately misleading attempt to slow down home owners and small business from installing solar.

    Larry
     
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