Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1858 Barcode 901428 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 01/30/2012 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation (Detert) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 373.4591, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 373.4591 Improvements on private agricultural lands.—The 8 Legislature encourages public-private partnerships to accomplish 9 water storage and water quality improvements on private 10 agricultural lands. When an agreement is entered into between a 11 water management district or the department and a private 12 landowner to establish such a partnership, a baseline condition 13 determining the extent of wetlands and other surface waters on 14 the property shall be established and documented in the 15 agreement before improvements are constructed. The determination 16 for the baseline condition shall be conducted using the methods 17 set forth in the rules adopted pursuant to s. 373.421. The 18 baseline condition documented in the agreement shall be 19 considered the extent of wetlands and other surface waters on 20 the property for the purpose of regulation under this chapter 21 for the duration of the agreement and after its expiration. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012. 23 24 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 25 And the title is amended as follows: 26 Delete everything before the enacting clause 27 and insert: 28 A bill to be entitled 29 An act relating to water storage and water quality 30 improvements; creating s. 373.4591, F.S.; requiring a 31 specified determination as a condition of an agreement 32 for water storage and water quality improvements on 33 private agricultural lands; providing a methodology 34 for such determination; providing for regulation of 35 such lands for the duration of the agreement and after 36 its expiration; providing an effective date.