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HB 7035 — Ratification of St. Johns River Water Management District Rules

by Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee and Rep. McClain (SB 670 by Senators Baxley, Bradley, and Perry)

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 (Chapter 2018-41) ratifies Florida Administrative Code Rule 40C-2.101, which adds regulatory measures for Silver Springs to the Consumptive Use Permit Applicant’s Handbook. These measures are a component of the Silver Springs prevention strategy to ensure that flows and levels within Silver Springs do not fall below the recently adopted minimum flows and levels during the next 20 years.

These provisions were approved by the Governor and take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 113-0