Water and Land Conservation
- Orlando Sentinel Guest Column Hays: State budget exceeds Amendment 1's requirements (PDF) - 6/21/2015
- President Gardiner and Speaker Crisafulli Issue Joint Statements on Passage of General Appropriations Act - 6/19/2015
- Senate Unanimously Passes Balanced Budget Focused on Education, Health Care, Tax Relief, Reserves - 6/19/2015
- Senate Approves Statewide Water and Natural Resources Policy - 4/29/2015
- The Senate passed Senate Bills 576, 578, 580, 582, and 584 - 4/1/2015
- Statement by President Gardiner on Statewide Water and Natural Resources Policy - 3/24/2015
- Senate Appropriations Committee Advances Key Legislation - 03/18/2015
- Transparent Foundation for Implementation of Amendment 1 Passes Senate Committee - 2/18/2015
- Legislation to Establish Policy for Amendment 1 Implementation (pdf) - 2/13/2015
- Legislation to Implement Amendment 1 (PDF) - 1/30/2015
In November 2014, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state constitution which requires one third of documentary stamp revenue to be placed into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and spent on a variety of environmental programs and initiatives.
Senate President Andy Gardiner has tasked the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation, chaired by Senator Charlie Dean, with drafting legislation to implement this new amendment.
- Summary and Independent Assessment by the University of Florida of Regional Water Management Issues in the Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin
- Full Text of the Amendment (See Article X, Section 28)