Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for HB 95
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/29/2019 10:57 AM       .                                

       Senator Book moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of subsection (9)
    6  of section 373.4598, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         373.4598 Water storage reservoirs.—
    8         (9) C-51 RESERVOIR PROJECT.—
    9         (c) For Phase II of the C-51 reservoir project, The
   10  district may negotiate with the owners of the C-51 reservoir
   11  project site for the acquisition of any portion of the project
   12  not already committed to utilities for alternative water supply
   13  purposes or to enter into a public-private partnership. The
   14  district may acquire land near the C-51 reservoir through the
   15  purchase or exchange of land that is owned by the district or
   16  the state as necessary to implement Phase II of the project. The
   17  state and the district may consider potential swaps of land that
   18  is owned by the state or the district to achieve an optimal
   19  combination of water quality and water storage. The district may
   20  not exercise eminent domain for the purpose of implementing the
   21  C-51 reservoir project.
   22         (d) If state funds are appropriated for Phase I or Phase II
   23  of the C-51 reservoir project:
   24         1. The district, to the extent practicable, must shall
   25  operate the reservoir project to maximize the reduction of high
   26  volume Lake Okeechobee regulatory releases to the St. Lucie or
   27  Caloosahatchee estuaries, in addition to maximizing the
   28  reduction of harmful discharges providing relief to the Lake
   29  Worth Lagoon. However, the operation of Phase I of the C-51
   30  reservoir project must be in accordance with any operation and
   31  maintenance agreement approved by the district;
   32         2. In addition to any permitted amounts for water supply,
   33  water made available by the reservoir project must shall be used
   34  for natural systems in addition to any allocated amounts for
   35  water supply; and
   36         3. Any Water received from Lake Okeechobee may not be
   37  available to support consumptive use permits only if such use is
   38  in accordance with district rules.
   39         (e) Phase I of the C-51 reservoir project may be funded by
   40  appropriation or through the water storage facility revolving
   41  loan fund as provided in s. 373.475. Phase II of the C-51
   42  reservoir project may be funded by appropriation, pursuant to
   43  this section, pursuant to s. 373.475, as a project component of
   44  CERP, or pursuant to s. 375.041(3)(b)4.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
   47  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   48  And the title is amended as follows:
   49         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   50  and insert:
   51                        A bill to be entitled                      
   52         An act relating to the C-51 reservoir project;
   53         amending s. 373.4598, F.S.; revising the portions of
   54         the C-51 reservoir project for which the South Florida
   55         Water Management District may negotiate; revising
   56         water storage and use requirements specified for the
   57         project if state funds are appropriated for the
   58         project; specifying that Phase II of the project may
   59         be funded by appropriation, in addition to other
   60         sources; providing an effective date.