Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1774
       By Senator Cruz
       18-00299-21                                           20211774__
    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 those terms are defined in s. 500.03. To ensure
   19  compliance, water shall be measured in gallons at the bottling
   20  facility.
   21         (2)A daily fine not to exceed $500 shall be imposed for
   22  each day a company withholds payment of the fees imposed under
   23  this section.
   24         (3)The department shall adopt rules under ss. 120.536(1)
   25  and 120.54 to implement and enforce this section.
   26         (4)This section does not apply to bottled water companies
   27  that are permitted to extract less than 55 million gallons per
   28  calendar year.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021, if SB
   30  ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is
   31  adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof
   32  and becomes a law.