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Bill would subject municipal utilities to PSC regulation

Rep. Debbie Mayfield's bill would put municipal utility services under the eye of the Florida Public Service Commission if they provide services outside their municipality. File photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.

A House bill was filed Tuesday that would make municipal utilities subject to regulation by the Florida Public Service Commission if they sell to provide services outside of their municipality.

There are 34 municipal electric utilities in Florida serving 3 million people, according to the Florida Municipal Electric Association. Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Lakeland are among the cities with municipal electric utilities. 

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