Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1096
       By Senator Cruz
       18-00713-20                                           20201096__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to bottled water; creating s. 500.458,
    3         F.S.; requiring the Department of Environmental
    4         Protection to monitor certain consumptive use permits;
    5         providing penalties for nonpayment of fees; directing
    6         the department to adopt rules; providing
    7         applicability; providing a contingent effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 500.458, Florida Statutes, is created to
   12  read:
   13         500.458Bottled water; extraction monitoring; fine.—
   14         (1)The Department of Environmental Protection shall
   15  monitor the consumptive use permits for all bottled water
   16  companies to ensure compliance with the limits of allowable
   17  water extraction for natural water and water from an approved
   18  source as defined in s. 500.03. To ensure compliance, water
   19  shall be measured in gallons at the bottling facility.
   20         (2)A daily fine not to exceed $500 shall be imposed for
   21  each day a company withholds payment of the fees imposed under
   22  this section.
   23         (3)The department shall adopt rules under ss. 120.536(1)
   24  and 120.54 to implement and enforce this section.
   25         (4)This section does not apply to bottled water companies
   26  extracting less than 55 million gallons per calendar year.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020, if SB
   28  ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is
   29  adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof
   30  and becomes a law.