Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 956
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/24/2014           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Bean) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 83 and 84
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 258.007, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         258.007 Powers of division.—
    8         (3)(a) The division may grant privileges, leases,
    9  concessions, and permits for the use of land for the
   10  accommodation of visitors in the various parks, monuments, and
   11  memorials, provided no natural curiosities or objects of
   12  interest shall be granted, leased, or rented on such terms as
   13  shall deny or interfere with free access to them by the public;
   14  provided further, such grants, leases, and permits may be made
   15  and given without advertisement or securing competitive bids;
   16  and provided further, that no such grant, lease, or permit shall
   17  be assigned or transferred by any grantee without consent of the
   18  division.
   19         (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), after May 1, 2014, the
   20  division may not grant new concession agreements for the
   21  accommodation of visitors in a state park that provides beach
   22  access and contains less than 7000 linear feet of shoreline if
   23  the type of concession is available within 1500 feet of the
   24  park’s boundaries. This paragraph does not apply to concession
   25  agreements for accommodations offered at the park on or before
   26  May 1, 2014. This paragraph shall take effect upon this act
   27  becoming a law.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete lines 6 through 19
   32  and insert:
   33         rules; amending s. 258.007, F.S., prohibiting certain
   34         new concession agreements in state parks with limited
   35         shorelines; exempting existing accommodations;
   36         creating s. 258.435, F.S., requiring the department to
   37         promote the public use of aquatic preserves and their
   38         associated uplands; authorizing the department to
   39         receive gifts and donations for certain purposes;
   40         authorizing the department to grant privileges or
   41         concessions for the accommodation of visitors in and
   42         use of aquatic preserves and their associated uplands
   43         provided certain conditions are met; prohibiting a
   44         grantee from assigning or transferring such privileges
   45         or concessions without the department’s consent;
   46         requiring information on proposed concession
   47         agreements to be posted on the department’s website
   48         upon submittal and 60 days before execution; providing
   49         effective dates.