Florida Senate - 2023                                    SB 1134
       By Senator Gruters
       22-00851A-23                                          20231134__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to Outstanding Florida Springs;
    3         amending s. 373.802, F.S.; designating Warm Mineral
    4         Springs as an Outstanding Florida Spring; making
    5         technical changes; reenacting s. 373.042(2)(d), F.S.,
    6         relating to minimum flows and minimum water levels, to
    7         incorporate the amendment made to s. 373.802, F.S., in
    8         a reference thereto; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 373.802, Florida
   13  Statutes, is reordered and amended to read:
   14         373.802 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
   15         (4) “Outstanding Florida Spring” includes all historic
   16  first magnitude springs, including their associated spring runs,
   17  as determined by the department using the most recent Florida
   18  Geological Survey springs bulletin, and all of the following
   19  additional springs, including their associated spring runs:
   20         (a) De Leon Springs.;
   21         (c)(b) Peacock Springs.;
   22         (d)(c) Poe Springs.;
   23         (e)(d) Rock Springs.;
   24         (g)(e) Wekiwa Springs.; and
   25         (b)(f) Gemini Springs.
   26         (f)Warm Mineral Springs.
   28  The term does not include submarine springs or river rises.
   29         Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   30  made by this act to section 373.802, Florida Statutes, in a
   31  reference thereto, paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   32  373.042, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   33         373.042 Minimum flows and minimum water levels.—
   34         (2)
   35         (d) As used in this subsection, the term “Outstanding
   36  Florida Spring” has the same meaning as in s. 373.802.
   37         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.