Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1400
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Flores) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (694068) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 75 - 93
    5  and insert:
    6         (1)From March 1 through June 1 of the calendar year, a
    7  local government may not do either of the following:
    8         (a)If the property owner has obtained documentation from
    9  an arborist certified by the International Society of
   10  Arboriculture that the tree is a danger to persons or property
   11  and the tree is not a listed endangered species, enforce an
   12  ordinance or regulation governing the pruning or trimming of
   13  specimen, heritage, or patriarch trees, as defined by local
   14  ordinances or regulations, or the pruning, trimming, or removal
   15  of other trees on residential property which requires a permit,
   16  an application, the provision of notice, a fee, or a fine.
   17         (b)Authorize the removal of specimen, heritage, or
   18  patriarch trees, as defined by local ordinances or regulations.
   19         (2)A local government may enforce ordinances or
   20  regulations pertaining to the replanting of trees that have been
   21  removed in accordance with this section.
   22         (3)This section does not apply to the exercise of
   23  specifically delegated authority for mangrove protection
   24  pursuant to ss. 403.9321-403.9333.
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   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete lines 110 - 113
   29  and insert:
   30         prohibiting a local government from authorizing the
   31         removal of certain trees during a specified time
   32         period; authorizing a local government to enforce
   33         ordinances or regulations pertaining to the replanting
   34         of trees under certain circumstances; providing
   35         applicability; providing