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CS/SB 7062: Central Florida Water Initiative

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Environment and Natural Resources

Central Florida Water Initiative; Ratifying specified rules relating to the Central Florida Water Initiative, for the sole and exclusive purpose of satisfying any condition on effectiveness pursuant to s. 120.541(3), F.S., which requires ratification of any rule exceeding any specified thresholds for likely adverse impact or increase in regulatory costs; requiring the department, in consultation with specified water management districts, to adopt rules that include an annual drought allocation for supplemental irrigation for agricultural uses and a process for examining an agricultural user’s supplemental irrigation needs as weighed against certain factors; establishing, subject to appropriation, a Central Florida Water Initiative grant program within the department; requiring the department to give funding priority to certain projects relating to the Central Florida Water Initiative, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/20/2021 Senate - CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 489
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/10/2021 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Environment and Natural Resources
3/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environment and Natural Resources, 03/15/21, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/17/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environment and Natural Resources, 03/22/21, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
3/22/2021 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
3/23/2021 Senate • Filed
3/25/2021 Senate • Referred to Appropriations -SJ 314
• Introduced -SJ 314
4/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/15/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/14/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/15/2021 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0
4/19/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/20/2021 Senate • CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 489