Florida Senate - 2024                                     SB 192
       By Senator Garcia
       36-00362A-24                                           2024192__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the anchoring of vessels in
    3         anchoring limitation areas; amending s. 327.4108,
    4         F.S.; revising the sections of Biscayne Bay within
    5         which a person may not anchor a vessel during a
    6         specified timeframe; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
   11  327.4108, Florida Statutes, is reordered and amended to read:
   12         327.4108 Anchoring of vessels in anchoring limitation
   13  areas.—
   14         (1) The following densely populated urban areas, which have
   15  narrow state waterways, residential docking facilities, and
   16  significant recreational boating traffic, are designated as and
   17  shall be considered to be grandfathered-in anchoring limitation
   18  areas, within which a person may not anchor a vessel at any time
   19  during the period between one-half hour after sunset and one
   20  half hour before sunrise, except as provided in subsections (4)
   21  and (5):
   22         (c) The sections of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County which
   23  are within 200 yards of any part of the shore of lying between:
   24         1. Biscayne Island.
   25         2.Di Lido Island.
   26         3.Hibiscus Island.
   27         4.Palm Island.
   28         5. Rivo Alto Island and Di Lido Island.
   29         7.2. San Marino Island and San Marco Island.
   30         6.3. San Marco Island and Biscayne Island.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.