Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 532
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Lee) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 30 - 40
    4  and insert:
    5         (b) The Legislature recognizes the importance of mitigation
    6  banks as an appropriate and allowable mitigation alternative to
    7  permittee-responsible mitigation. However, the Legislature also
    8  recognizes that certain timing and geographical constraints
    9  could result in the unavailability of mitigation bank credits
   10  for a certain project upon completion of the project’s
   11  application. If state and federal mitigation credits are not
   12  available to offset the adverse impacts of a project, a local
   13  government may allow permittee-responsible mitigation consisting
   14  of the restoration or enhancement of lands purchased and owned
   15  by a local government for conservation purposes, and such
   16  mitigation must conform to the permitting requirements of s.
   17  373.4136. Except where a local government has allowed a public
   18  or private mitigation project to be created on land it has
   19  purchased for conservation purposes pursuant to this paragraph
   20  Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a governmental
   21  entity may not create or provide mitigation for a project other
   22  than its own unless the governmental entity uses land that was
   23  not previously purchased for conservation and unless the
   24  governmental entity provides the same financial assurances as
   25  required for mitigation banks permitted under s. 373.4136. This
   26  paragraph does not apply to:
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete lines 3 - 6
   31  and insert:
   32         373.4135, F.S.; authorizing a local government to
   33         allow permittee-responsible mitigation on lands
   34         purchased and owned by a local government for
   35         conservation purposes under certain circumstances;
   36         requiring such mitigation to meet specified
   37         requirements; providing an effective date.