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CS/SB 214 — Florida Forever Program Trust Fund/Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

by Appropriations and Senator Hays

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill (Chapter 2013-9, L.O.F.):

  • Terminates the Florida Forever Program Trust Fund within the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This fund was transferred from the former Department of Community Affairs as authorized in Chapter 2011-142, L.O.F., and is obsolete and no longer utilized. The DEP utilizes their existing Florida Forever Trust Fund that remains within the DEP and is not impacted by this termination.
  • Transfers all current and remaining balances, all revenues and all outstanding appropriations of the Florida Forever Program Trust Fund to the Florida Forever Trust Fund within the DEP.
  • Modifies the Florida Forever Trust Fund within the Department of Environmental Protection to allow the deposit of revenues from the sale of disposition of state lands currently deposited into the Florida Preservation 2000 Trust Fund.

These provisions were approved by the Governor and take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0