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CS/CS/HB 1021: Agriculture

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Albritton ; Crisafulli ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Van Zant

Agriculture; Prohibits certain governmental entities from charging stormwater management assessments or fees on certain bona fide farm operations; revises definition of term "agricultural & aquacultural purposes" for purposes of required refund of state taxes imposed on motor fuel used for such purposes; revises Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law to authorize use of citrus harvesting equipment & citrus fruit loaders to transport certain agricultural products & to authorize use of certain motor vehicles to transport citrus; revises DOACS' powers & duties to enforce laws & rules relating to use of commercial stock feeds; authorizes DOACS to adopt rules establishing certain standards for regulating commercial feed or feedstuff; requires DOACS to consult with Commercial Feed Technical Council in development of such rules; prohibits cultivation of certain algae in plantings greater in size than 2 contiguous acres; provides exceptions; provides certain exemptions from special permitting requirements; revises bonding requirements for special permits; revises qualifications for certified Florida Farm Winery; provides exemption from Florida Building Code for farm signs; prohibits farm signs located on public roads from violating certain standards; limits authority of local governments to enforce certain requirements with respect to farm signs.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Agriculture, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 599 (Ch. 2012-174), CS/HB 1197 (Ch. 2012-83), CS/CS/HB 7117 (Ch. 2012-117)
Location: In committee/council (AG)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations (BGA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/13/2011 House • Filed
12/28/2011 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 100
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 3:30 pm, 12 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 100
1/11/2012 House • Favorable by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 2 -HJ 218
• Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee -HJ 218
1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/25/12, 11:00 am, 404 HOB
1/25/2012 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 299
1/26/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/27/2012 House • Now in Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 297
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 290
2/10/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/14/12, 1:15 pm, 306 HOB
2/14/2012 House • Favorable by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 602
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 602
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/22/12, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 2 -HJ 815
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 812
• CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 801
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 881
• Amendment(s) adopted (933829) -HJ 882
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 929
• Amendment(s) adopted (812079) -HJ 929
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 929
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 849
• Referred to Agriculture; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 849
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Agriculture, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 599 (Ch. 2012-174), CS/HB 1197 (Ch. 2012-83), CS/CS/HB 7117 (Ch. 2012-117)