Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1252
       By Senator Berman
       31-01621A-21                                          20211252__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the inland and coastal flood
    3         control funding assessment; amending s. 403.928, F.S.;
    4         requiring the Office of Economic and Demographic
    5         Research to include specified information relating to
    6         inland and coastal flood control in certain
    7         assessments; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsections (3) through (7) of section 403.928,
   12  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   13         403.928 Assessment of water resources and conservation
   14  lands.—The Office of Economic and Demographic Research shall
   15  conduct an annual assessment of Florida’s water resources and
   16  conservation lands.
   17         (3) ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS.—The assessment must:
   18         (a)shall Include analyses on a statewide, regional, or
   19  geographic basis, as appropriate, and shall identify analytical
   20  challenges in assessing information across the different regions
   21  of the state.
   22         (b)(4)The assessment must Identify any overlap in the
   23  expenditures for water resources and conservation lands.
   24         (4)INLAND AND COASTAL FLOOD CONTROL.—At least every 5
   25  years, beginning in 2021, the Office of Economic and Demographic
   26  Research must include in the assessment an analysis of future
   27  expenditures by federal, state, regional, and local governments
   28  necessary to improve resilience to inland and coastal flooding
   29  associated with sea-level rise, high-tide events, storm surge,
   30  flash flood, stormwater runoff, and increased rainfall on a 50
   31  year or longer planning period. The analysis must identify gaps
   32  between projected and estimated revenues, expenditures, and
   33  needs.
   34         (5) ASSESSMENT ASSISTANCE.—
   35         (a) The water management districts, the Department of
   36  Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture and
   37  Consumer Services, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation
   38  Commission, counties, municipalities, and special districts
   39  shall provide assistance to the Office of Economic and
   40  Demographic Research related to their respective areas of
   41  expertise.
   42         (b)(6) The Office of Economic and Demographic Research must
   43  be given access to any data held by an agency as defined in s.
   44  112.312 if the Office of Economic and Demographic Research
   45  considers the data necessary to complete the assessment,
   46  including any confidential data.
   47         (6)(7)ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION.—The assessment shall be
   48  submitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
   49  House of Representatives by January 1, 2017, and by January 1 of
   50  each year thereafter.
   51         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.