On March 3, 2010, the Senate passed a bill to toughen ethical restrictions on members and staff of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), CS/SB 1034 by Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey), by a vote of 39-1.

The bill, a top priority for Senate leadership, would broaden prohibitions on ex parte communications with PSC commissioners or staff members and prohibit former commissioners and certain former staff members from lobbying the legislative or executive branches of Florida government for four years after leaving the PSC.

A House committee held a workshop on similar legislation, HB 565 by Rep. John Legg (R-Port Richey), on March 1, 2010.