Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 638 Ì507444+Î507444 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government (Montford) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. This act may be referred to as “The Apalachicola 6 Environmental Stewardship Act.” 7 Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 8 259.105, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 9 259.105 The Florida Forever Act.— 10 (3) Less the costs of issuing and the costs of funding 11 reserve accounts and other costs associated with bonds, the 12 proceeds of cash payments or bonds issued pursuant to this 13 section shall be deposited into the Florida Forever Trust Fund 14 created by s. 259.1051. The proceeds shall be distributed by the 15 Department of Environmental Protection in the following manner: 16 (b) Thirty-five percent to the Department of Environmental 17 Protection for the acquisition of lands and capital project 18 expenditures described in this section. Of the proceeds 19 distributed pursuant to this paragraph, it is the intent of the 20 Legislature that an increased priority be given to those 21 acquisitions which achieve a combination of conservation goals, 22 including protecting Florida’s water resources and natural 23 groundwater recharge. At a minimum, 3 percent, and no more than 24 10 percent, of the funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph 25 shall be spent on capital project expenditures identified during 26 the time of acquisition which meet land management planning 27 activities necessary for public access. Beginning in the 2017 28 2018 fiscal year and continuing through the 2026-2027 fiscal 29 year, at least $5 million of the funds allocated pursuant to 30 this paragraph shall be spent on land acquisition within the 31 Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern as authorized 32 pursuant to s. 259.045. Beginning in the 2020-2021 fiscal year 33 and continuing through the 2024-2025 fiscal year, at least $5 34 million of the funds allocated pursuant to this paragraph shall 35 be spent on projects that improve surface water and groundwater 36 quality within the Apalachicola Bay Area of Critical State 37 Concern as designated under s. 380.0555, including the 38 construction and replacement of stormwater management facilities 39 and central sewage collection facilities, installation of onsite 40 sewage treatment and disposal systems, direct and indirect 41 potable reuse, and other water quality and water supply 42 projects. 43 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020. 44 45 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 46 And the title is amended as follows: 47 Delete everything before the enacting clause 48 and insert: 49 A bill to be entitled 50 An act relating to the Apalachicola Environmental 51 Stewardship Act; providing a short title; amending s. 52 259.105, F.S.; requiring specified funds from the 53 Florida Forever Fund to be spent on projects within 54 the Apalachicola Bay Area of Critical State Concern 55 for specified purposes; providing an effective date.