Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 318
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  01/13/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation
       (Soto) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 62 - 93
    4  and insert:
    5  of oil and gas.—
    6         (1) It is hereby declared the public policy of this state
    7  to conserve and control the natural resources of oil and gas in
    8  this state, and the products made from oil and gas in this
    9  state; to prevent waste of natural resources; to provide for the
   10  protection and adjustment of the correlative rights of the
   11  owners of the land in which the natural resources lie, of the
   12  owners and producers of oil and gas resources and the products
   13  made from oil and gas, and of others interested in these
   14  resources and products; and to safeguard the health, property,
   15  and public welfare of the residents of this state and other
   16  interested persons and for all purposes indicated by the
   17  provisions in this section.
   18         (2)Further, It is the public policy of this state declared
   19  that underground storage of natural gas is in the public
   20  interest because underground storage promotes conservation of
   21  natural gas,; makes gas more readily available to the domestic,
   22  commercial, and industrial consumers of this state,; and allows
   23  the accumulation of large quantities of gas in reserve for
   24  orderly withdrawal during emergencies or periods of peak demand.
   25  It is not the intention of this section to limit, restrict, or
   26  modify in any way the provisions of this law.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete lines 3 - 8
   31  and insert:
   32         resources; amending s. 377.06, F.S.; making technical
   33         changes;