Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1748 Ì1642846Î164284 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/19/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation (Stewart) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (o) is added to subsection (3) of 6 section 381.0065, Florida Statutes, to read: 7 381.0065 Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems; 8 regulation.— 9 (3) DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.—The 10 department shall: 11 (o) By January 1, 2019: 12 1. Identify all onsite sewage treatment and disposal 13 systems in the state, including, at a minimum, the location of 14 the systems and any other available information the department 15 deems appropriate. 16 2. Incorporate the information identified under 17 subparagraph 1. into and update the current database of onsite 18 sewage treatment and disposal systems. 19 3. Generate a report from the database which includes, at a 20 minimum, the total number of onsite sewage treatment and 21 disposal systems in the state, the number of onsite sewage 22 treatment and disposal systems in each county, and a statewide 23 map of the systems, and submit the report to the Governor, the 24 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 25 Representatives. 26 Section 2. Section 689.30, Florida Statutes, is created to 27 read: 28 689.30 Sale of property; disclosure of onsite sewage and 29 treatment disposal system.— 30 (1) A seller of property must provide a prospective 31 purchaser with a disclosure summary before or at the execution 32 of the contract for sale if the property contains or will 33 contain an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system. The 34 prospective purchaser must acknowledge in writing the receipt of 35 the disclosure summary required by this section. The disclosure 36 summary must be conspicuous, in boldface type, and in a form 37 substantially similar to the following: 38 39 ONSITE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM 40 DISCLOSURE SUMMARY 41 42 THIS PROPERTY CONTAINS AN ONSITE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL 43 SYSTEM. WHEN NOT PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED, AND MAINTAINED, 44 SUCH SYSTEMS ARE OFTEN SOURCES OF SIGNIFICANT NUTRIENT AND OTHER 45 TYPES OF POLLUTION IN SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER. SYSTEMS 46 SHOULD BE REGULARLY INSPECTED AND MAINTAINED TO MINIMIZE SYSTEM 47 FAILURE AND THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTION. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 48 MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH 49 DEPARTMENT. 50 51 ...(Purchaser’s Initials)... 52 53 (2) As used in this section, the term “onsite sewage 54 treatment and disposal system” has the same meaning as in s. 55 381.0065. 56 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2017. 57 58 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 59 And the title is amended as follows: 60 Delete everything before the enacting clause 61 and insert: 62 A bill to be entitled 63 An act relating to onsite sewage treatment and 64 disposal systems; amending s. 381.0065, F.S.; 65 directing the Department of Health, by a specified 66 date, to identify all onsite sewage treatment and 67 disposal systems, update the current database of 68 onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, and 69 submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature; 70 creating s. 689.30, F.S.; requiring an onsite sewage 71 treatment and disposal system disclosure summary for 72 certain properties before or at the execution of a 73 contract for sale; requiring that prospective 74 purchasers acknowledge in writing receipt of such 75 summary disclosures; defining the term “onsite sewage 76 treatment and disposal system”; providing an effective 77 date.