Florida Senate - 2016 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 552 Ì813094-Î813094 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD/2R . 01/13/2016 11:29 AM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Bean moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 3885 and 3886 4 insert: 5 Section 39. (1) The Legislature finds that draining water 6 from the St. Johns River through surface water withdrawal 7 projects may: 8 (a) Worsen existing pollution problems; 9 (b) Increase the frequency of toxic algal blooms; 10 (c) Further reduce river flow and increase the salinity 11 levels of the river at points further upstream than currently 12 detected; 13 (d) Adversely impact the fisheries, wildlife, and submerged 14 vegetation in and along the river and its tributaries; and 15 (e) Overall worsen existing pollution problems. 16 (2) Thus, the legislature directs the Office of Program 17 Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a study 18 of such surface water removal projects in the St. Johns River 19 Basin. Such study should analyze the environmental and 20 developmental impacts of such projects. 21 22 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 23 And the title is amended as follows: 24 Delete line 204 25 and insert: 26 important state interest; making legislative findings; 27 directing the Office of Program Policy Analysis and 28 Government Accountability to conduct a study; 29 providing an effective date.