Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 714
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/09/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation
       (Hays) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 20 and 21
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsection
    6  (3) of section 373.467, Florida Statutes, are amended, to read:
    7         373.467 The Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration Council.
    8  There is created within the St. Johns River Water Management
    9  District, with assistance from the Fish and Wildlife
   10  Conservation Commission and the Lake County Water Authority, the
   11  Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration Council.
   12         (1)(a) The council shall consist of nine voting members,
   13  which shall include: a representative of waterfront property
   14  owners, a representative of the sport fishing industry, a person
   15  with experience in an environmental science or regulation
   16  engineer, a person with training in biology or another
   17  scientific discipline, a person with training as an attorney, a
   18  physician, a person with training as an engineer, and two
   19  residents of the county who are do not required to meet any
   20  additional of the other qualifications for membership enumerated
   21  in this paragraph, each to be appointed by the Lake County
   22  legislative delegation. The Lake County legislative delegation
   23  may waive the qualifications for membership on a case-by-case
   24  basis if good cause is shown. A No person serving on the council
   25  may not be appointed to a council, board, or commission of any
   26  council advisory group agency. The council members shall serve
   27  as advisors to the governing board of the St. Johns River Water
   28  Management District. The council is subject to the provisions of
   29  chapters 119 and 120.
   30         (3) The council shall meet at the call of its chair, at the
   31  request of six of its members, or at the request of the chair of
   32  the governing board of the St. Johns River Water Management
   33  District. Resignation by a council member, or failure by a
   34  council member to attend three consecutive meetings without an
   35  excuse approved by the chair, results in a vacancy on the
   36  council.
   38  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete line 3
   41  and insert:
   42         373.467, F.S.; revising the qualifications for
   43         membership on the Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration
   44         Council; authorizing the Lake County legislative
   45         delegation to waive such membership qualifications for
   46         good cause; providing for council vacancies; amending
   47         s. 403.067, F.S.; authorizing land set-asides and
   48         land-