Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 770 Ì799048MÎ799048 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 02/17/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Simpson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 189 - 218 4 and insert: 5 supply to the Florida Keys, including wastewater management 6 projects identified in the Keys Wastewater Plan, dated November 7 2007, and submitted to the Florida House of Representatives on 8 December 4, 2007, is authorized in accordance with s. 11(e), 9 Art. VII of the State Constitution. 10 (a) Everglades restoration bonds, except refunding bonds, 11 may be issued only in fiscal years 2002-2003 through 2026-2027 12
2019-2020and may not be issued in an amount exceeding $100 13 million per fiscal year unless: 14 1. The Department of Environmental Protection has requested 15 additional amounts in order to achieve cost savings or 16 accelerate the purchase of land; or 17 2. Beginning in fiscal year 2016-2017, the Legislature 18 authorizes an additional amount of bonds not to exceed $200 19 million, and limited to $20 $50million per fiscal year, 20 specifically for the purpose of funding the Florida Keys Area of 21 Critical State Concern protection program and the City of Key 22 West Area of Critical State Concern. Proceeds from the bonds 23 shall be managed by the Department of Environmental Protection 24 for the purpose of entering into financial assistance agreements 25 with local governments located in the Florida Keys Area of 26 Critical State Concern or the City of Key West Area of Critical 27 State Concern to finance or refinance the cost of constructing 28 sewage collection, treatment, and disposal facilities or 29 building projects that protect, restore, or enhance nearshore 30 water quality and fisheries, such as stormwater or canal 31 restoration projects and projects to protect water resources 32 available to the Florida Keys.