Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 118
       By Senator Lynn
       7-00080-12                                             2012118__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to an environmental surcharge on
    3         bottled water; establishing a surcharge on bottled
    4         water sold at retail in this state; providing an
    5         exception; requiring that moneys collected from the
    6         surcharge be deposited into the Ecosystem Management
    7         and Restoration Trust Fund; providing an effective
    8         date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. (1)An environmental surcharge is imposed on
   13  each bottle of water sold in the amount of 6 percent of the sale
   14  price of each item, article, or group of items of or containing
   15  bottled water when sold at retail in this state. The surcharge
   16  does not apply to water bottled in a 1-gallon container or
   17  larger.
   18         (2) All moneys collected from the surcharge levied under
   19  this section shall be deposited into the Ecosystem Management
   20  and Restoration Trust Fund within the Department of
   21  Environmental Protection.
   22         (3) The surcharge levied under this section shall be
   23  administered, collected, and enforced in the same manner as the
   24  tax imposed under s. 212.05, Florida Statutes.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2012.