Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1308
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 631 and 632
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Section 1004.49, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         1004.49 Florida LAKEWATCH Program.—The Florida LAKEWATCH
    8  Program is hereby created within the School of Forest Resources
    9  and Conservation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
   10  Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Institute of Food
   11  and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. The
   12  purpose of the program is to provide public education and
   13  training with respect to the water quality of Florida’s lakes.
   14  The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program Department of
   15  Fisheries and Aquaculture may, in implementing the LAKEWATCH
   16  Program:
   17         (1) Train, supervise, and coordinate volunteers to collect
   18  water quality data from Florida’s lakes, streams, and estuaries.
   19         (2) Compile the data collected by volunteers.
   20         (3) Disseminate information to the public about the
   21  LAKEWATCH Program.
   22         (4) Provide or loan equipment to volunteers in the program.
   23         (5) Perform other functions as may be necessary or
   24  beneficial in coordinating the LAKEWATCH Program.
   26  Data collected and compiled shall be used to establish trends
   27  and provide general background information and may shall in no
   28  instance be used by the Department of Environmental Protection
   29  and the water management districts if the data collection
   30  methods meet sufficient quality assurance and quality control
   31  requirements in a regulatory proceeding.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete line 32
   36  and insert:
   37         permitting requirements; amending s. 1004.49, F.S.;
   38         specifying that the Florida LAKEWATCH Program resides
   39         within the School of Forest Resources and
   40         Conservation’s Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
   41         at the University of Florida; revising the duties of
   42         the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program;
   43         authorizing the department and water management
   44         districts to use program data under certain
   45         circumstances; providing a directive to the