368.05 Commission jurisdiction; rules.—
(1) In addition to its existing functions, the Florida Public Service Commission shall have jurisdiction over all persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, public agencies, municipalities, or other legal entities engaged in the operation of gas transmission or distribution facilities with respect to their compliance with the rules and regulations governing safety standards established by the commission pursuant to this law. The jurisdiction conferred upon the commission hereby shall be exclusive of and superior to that of all other boards, agencies, political subdivisions, municipalities, towns, villages, or counties; and in case of conflict therewith all lawful safety acts, orders, and rules of the commission shall in each instance prevail.
(2) The commission shall have the power to perform any and all acts necessary or appropriate to the exercise of the authority granted under the provisions of this law. The commission has authority to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement provisions of law conferring duties upon it. The commission may require the filing of periodic reports and all other data reasonably necessary to determine whether the safety standards prescribed by it are being complied with; may require repairs and improvements to the gas transmission and distribution piping systems subject to this law which are reasonably necessary to promote the protection of the public; and may exercise all judicial powers, issue all writs, and do all things necessary or convenient to the full and complete exercise of its jurisdiction and the enforcement of its safety orders and rules adopted pursuant to this law.
(3) The jurisdiction conferred upon the commission by this part does not extend to the distribution of gas beyond the last meter prior to consumption.
History.—ss. 48, 49, ch. 59-304; s. 1, ch. 63-279; s. 1, ch. 65-52; s. 4, ch. 67-379; s. 14, ch. 82-25; s. 74, ch. 98-200.