Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 604
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  12/06/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Agriculture (Hays) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Present subsections (1) through (10) of section
    6  482.1562, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (2)
    7  through (11), respectively, a new subsection (1) is added to
    8  that section, and present subsections (2), (8), and (10) of that
    9  section are amended, to read:
   10         482.1562 Limited certification for urban landscape
   11  commercial fertilizer application.—
   12         (1) The Legislature finds that the implementation of best
   13  management practices for commercial fertilizer application to
   14  urban landscapes is a critical component of the state’s efforts
   15  to minimize potential impacts to water quality.
   16         (3)(2) Beginning January 1, 2014, any person applying
   17  commercial fertilizer to an urban landscape must be certified
   18  under this section. A person certified under this section must
   19  follow best management practices for commercial fertilizer
   20  application to urban landscapes as established by the Department
   21  of Environmental Protection. A person certified under this
   22  section is exempt from local government ordinances that address
   23  the fertilization of urban turfs, lawns, and landscapes.
   24         (9)(8) The department shall may provide information
   25  concerning the certification status of persons certified under
   26  this section to other local and state governmental agencies. The
   27  department is encouraged to create an online database that lists
   28  all persons certified under this section.
   29         (11)(10) The department has enforcement authority over
   30  persons certified under this section and may adopt rules to
   31  administer this section. All penalties, fines, and
   32  administrative actions must be consistent with this chapter.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.
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   36         And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   38  and insert:
   39                        A bill to be entitled                      
   40         An act relating to limited certification for urban
   41         landscape commercial fertilizer application; amending
   42         s. 482.1562, F.S.; providing legislative findings;
   43         requiring persons who hold a limited certification to
   44         follow certain best management practices; providing an
   45         exemption from certain local government ordinances;
   46         requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
   47         Services to provide specified information to other
   48         local and state governmental agencies; providing the
   49         department with certain enforcement authority;
   50         providing a requirement for related penalties, fines,
   51         and administrative actions; providing an effective
   52         date.