Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 714
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/14/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Simpson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 119 and 120
    4  insert:
    5         Section 6. Present subsection (5) of section 373.227,
    6  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (7), and a new
    7  subsection (5) and a subsection (6) are added to that section,
    8  to read:
    9         373.227 Water conservation; legislative findings and
   10  intent; objectives; comprehensive statewide water conservation
   11  program requirements.—
   12         (5) In order to incentivize water conservation, if actual
   13  water use is less than permitted water use due to documented
   14  implementation of water conservation measures beyond those
   15  required in the consumptive use permit, including, but not
   16  limited to, those measures identified in best management
   17  practices pursuant to s. 570.93, the permitted allocation may
   18  not be modified solely due to such water conservation during the
   19  term of the permit. In order to promote water conservation and
   20  the implementation of measures that produce significant water
   21  savings beyond what is required in a consumptive use permit,
   22  each water management district shall adopt rules providing water
   23  conservation incentives, which may include permit extensions.
   24         (6) For consumptive use permits for agricultural
   25  irrigation, if actual water use is less than permitted water use
   26  due to weather events, crop diseases, nursery stock
   27  availability, market conditions, or changes in crop type, a
   28  district may not, as a result, reduce permitted allocation
   29  amounts during the term of the permit.
   30         Section 7. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
   31  373.323, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         373.323 Licensure of water well contractors; application,
   33  qualifications, and examinations; equipment identification.—
   34         (3) An applicant who meets the following requirements shall
   35  be entitled to take the water well contractor licensure
   36  examination:
   37         (b) Has at least 2 years of experience in constructing,
   38  repairing, or abandoning water wells. Satisfactory proof of such
   39  experience shall be demonstrated by providing:
   40         1. Evidence of the length of time the applicant has been
   41  engaged in the business of the construction, repair, or
   42  abandonment of water wells as a major activity, as attested to
   43  by a letter from a water well contractor or and a letter from a
   44  water well inspector employed by a governmental agency.
   45         2. A list of at least 10 water wells that the applicant has
   46  constructed, repaired, or abandoned within the preceding 5
   47  years. Of these wells, at least seven must have been
   48  constructed, as defined in s. 373.303(2), by the applicant. The
   49  list shall also include:
   50         a. The name and address of the owner or owners of each
   51  well.
   52         b. The location, primary use, and approximate depth and
   53  diameter of each well that the applicant has constructed,
   54  repaired, or abandoned.
   55         c. The approximate date the construction, repair, or
   56  abandonment of each well was completed.
   57         Section 8. Subsection (5) is added to section 373.705,
   58  Florida Statutes, to read:
   59         373.705 Water resource development; water supply
   60  development.—
   61         (5) The water management districts shall promote expanded
   62  cost-share criteria for additional conservation practices, such
   63  as soil and moisture sensors and other irrigation improvements,
   64  water-saving equipment, water-saving household fixtures, and
   65  software technologies that can achieve verifiable water
   66  conservation by providing water use information to utility
   67  customers.
   68         Section 9. Subsection (4) is added to section 378.209,
   69  Florida Statutes, to read:
   70         378.209 Timing of reclamation.—
   71         (4) The rate of reclamation requirements in paragraphs
   72  (1)(a)-(e) and the requirements of s. 378.208 do not apply to
   73  constructed clay settling areas where its beneficial use has
   74  been extended.
   75         Section 10. For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the sum of
   76  $2,339,764 in nonrecurring funds from the Solid Waste Management
   77  Trust Fund in the Fixed Capital Outlay-Agency Managed-Closing
   78  and Long-Term Care of Solid Waste Management Facilities
   79  appropriation category is appropriated to the Department of
   80  Environmental Protection for the closing and long-term care of
   81  solid waste management facilities pursuant to s. 403.709(2),
   82  Florida Statutes.
   83         Section 11. Subsection (3) is added to section 403.713,
   84  Florida Statutes, to read:
   85         403.713 Ownership and control of solid waste and recovered
   86  materials.—
   87         (3) For the purposes of exercising flow control authority
   88  under this section, a resource recovery facility does not
   89  include a landfill gas-to-energy system or facility.
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   92  And the title is amended as follows:
   93         Delete line 21
   94  and insert:
   95         amendment made to s. 403.201, F.S., in a reference
   96         thereto; amending s. 373.227, F.S.; prohibiting water
   97         management districts from modifying permitted
   98         allocation amounts under certain circumstances;
   99         requiring water management districts to adopt rules to
  100         promote water conservation incentives; amending s.
  101         373.323, F.S.; revising eligibility requirements for
  102         taking the water well contractor licensure
  103         examination; amending s. 373.705, F.S.; requiring
  104         water management districts to promote expanded cost
  105         share criteria for additional conservation practices;
  106         amending s. 378.209, F.S.; excluding clay settling
  107         areas from reclamation rate requirements under certain
  108         circumstances; providing an appropriation; amending s.
  109         403.713, F.S.; providing a limit on the exercise of
  110         flow control authority for landfill gas-to-energy
  111         facilities; providing an