Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 552
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             01/13/2016 11:29 AM       .                                

       Senator Bean moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
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   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.