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HB 7171 — Establishing Minimum Water Flows and Levels for Water Bodies

by State Affairs Committee; and Rep. Brodeur and others (SB 1748 by Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee)

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

Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)

The bill exempts Rule 62-42.300, Florida Administrative Code, from legislative ratification. The rule establishes minimum flows and levels for the Ichetucknee and Lower Santa Fe Rivers and associated priority springs. The bill specifies that it serves no other purpose than to exempt the rule from ratification, and it may not be codified in the Florida Statutes.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law. 

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0