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HB 989: Domestic Wastewater Discharged Through Ocean Outfalls

GENERAL BILL by Gonzalez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Fresen

Domestic Wastewater Discharged Through Ocean Outfalls; Postpones dates by which domestic wastewater facilities must meet more stringent treatment & management requirements; provides that utilities sharing common ocean outfall are individually responsible for meeting reuse requirements & are authorized to enter into binding agreements to share or transfer responsibility for meeting such requirements; revises provisions authorizing backup discharge of domestic wastewater through ocean outfalls; requires Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District, & affected utilities to consider certain information for purposes of adjusting reuse requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Location: In committee/council (EP)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations (BGA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/9/2011 House • Filed
12/21/2011 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 97
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 97
1/12/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 01/17/12, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
1/17/2012 House • Favorable by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 229
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 229
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 01/19/12, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
1/19/2012 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 239
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 239
2/13/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/15/12
2/15/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 623
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/16/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 654
• Passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 654
2/22/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 825
• Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 825
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation