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Florida Attorney General Bondi wants solar initiative struck from ballot

Published Jul. 2, 2015

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to not allow a proposed constitutional amendment to promote solar energy on next year's ballot.

Bondi's office told the court that the ballot summary on the initiative is vague, misleading, uses language that's emotional rather than factual, and deals with more than one subject.

A coalition called Floridians for Solar Choice is collecting signatures to put its proposal on next year's ballot. It would prevent the state from regulating small, private solar companies that provide up to 2 megawatts of solar energy to properties that border them.

So far, the group has gathered more than 94,000 of the 683,149 voter signatures needed to get on the ballot. The Supreme Court will decide whether the ballot language is proper.