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CS/SB 770: Local Government Environmental Financing

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Simpson ; Flores ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Benacquisto ; Altman

Local Government Environmental Financing; Citing this act as the “Florida Keys Stewardship Act”; expanding the uses of local government infrastructure surtaxes to include acquiring any interest in land for public recreation, conservation, or protection of natural resources or to prevent or satisfy private property rights claims resulting from limitations imposed by the designation of an area of critical state concern; expanding the use of Everglades restoration bonds to include the City of Key West Area of Critical State Concern; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to annually consider certain recommendations to buy specific lands within and outside an area of critical state concern, etc. APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/9/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 447 (Ch. 2016-225) -SJ 890
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/5/2015 Senate • Filed
11/18/2015 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 57
11/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 12/01/15, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
12/1/2015 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 124
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government -SJ 124
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 57
2/12/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 02/17/16, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
2/17/2016 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 434
2/19/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 434
3/2/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/03/16, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/3/2016 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -SJ 641
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 642
3/7/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/16
3/9/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 890
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 447 -SJ 890
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 447 (Ch. 2016-225) -SJ 890