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CS/SB 494: Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

GENERAL BILL by Environment and Natural Resources ; Hutson

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Revising the notices a person must be given for failure to submit to certain tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; authorizing certain athletic teams or sports affiliated with specified educational institutions to operate a human-powered vessel within the marked channel of the Florida Intracoastal Waterway; revising the vessel conditions that an officer of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or a law enforcement agency may use to determine that a vessel is at risk of becoming derelict; prohibiting municipalities and counties from designating public bathing beach areas or swim areas within their jurisdictions which are within the marked channel portion of the Florida Intracoastal Waterway or within a specified distance from any portion of the marked channel; providing that all employees of the commission or the Florida Forest Service may operate drones for specified purposes, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2022
Last Action: 1/24/2022 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 01/27/22, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/13/2021 Senate • Filed
10/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations -SJ 29
11/22/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environment and Natural Resources, 11/30/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
11/30/2021 Senate • CS by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 96
12/2/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/6/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
1/7/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government, 01/12/22, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 28
• CS by Environment and Natural Resources read 1st time -SJ 91
1/12/2022 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 116
1/14/2022 Senate • Now in Appropriations
1/24/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 01/27/22, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building