Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 152
By the Committee on Commerce; and Senator Lynn
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to an environmental surcharge on
3 bottled water; establishing a surcharge on bottled
4 water sold at retail in this state; requiring that
5 moneys collected from the surcharge be deposited into
6 the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Trust Fund;
7 providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. (1) An environmental surcharge is imposed on
12 each bottle of water sold in the amount of 6 percent of the
13 sales price of each item, article, or group of items of or
14 containing bottled water when sold at retail in this state.
15 (2) All moneys collected from the surcharge levied under
16 this section shall be deposited into the Ecosystem Management
17 and Restoration Trust Fund within the Department of
18 Environmental Protection.
19 (3) The surcharge levied under this section shall be
20 administered, collected, and enforced in the same manner as the
21 tax imposed under s. 212.05, Florida Statutes.
22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.