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Senate Bill 1266

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 1266

    By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Clary





    309-2359-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to the Water Management Lands

  3         Trust Fund; amending s. 373.59, F.S.;

  4         authorizing moneys in the trust fund to be

  5         allocated for the purpose of supplementing

  6         operational expenditures for specified water

  7         management districts; providing an effective

  8         date.

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10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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12         Section 1.  Subsection (1) of section 373.59, Florida

13  Statutes, is amended to read:

14         373.59  Water Management Lands Trust Fund.--

15         (1)  There is established within the Department of

16  Environmental Protection the Water Management Lands Trust Fund

17  to be used as a nonlapsing fund for the purposes of this

18  section. The moneys in this fund are hereby continually

19  appropriated for the purposes of land acquisition, management,

20  maintenance, capital improvements of land titled to the

21  districts, payments in lieu of taxes, debt service on bonds

22  issued prior to July 1, 1999, debt service on bonds issued on

23  or after July 1, 1999, which are issued to refund bonds issued

24  before July 1, 1999, preacquisition costs associated with land

25  purchases, and the department's costs of administration of the

26  fund.  The department's costs of administration shall be

27  charged proportionally against each district's allocation

28  using the formula provided in subsection (8). Capital

29  improvements shall include, but need not be limited to,

30  perimeter fencing, signs, firelanes, control of invasive

31  exotic species, controlled burning, habitat inventory and

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 1266
    309-2359-04




 1  restoration, law enforcement, access roads and trails, and

 2  minimal public accommodations, such as primitive campsites,

 3  garbage receptacles, and toilets. The moneys in the fund may

 4  also be appropriated to supplement operational expenditures at

 5  the Northwest Florida Water Management District and the

 6  Suwannee River Water Management District, with such

 7  appropriations allocated prior to the allocations set out in

 8  subsection (8) to the five water management districts.

 9         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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11          STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES CONTAINED IN
                       COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
12                         Senate Bill 1266

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14  The committee substitute differs from the original bill by
    expanding the use of the Water Management Lands Trust Fund to
15  include supplemental operational expenditures for the
    Northwest Florida Water Management District and the Suwannee
16  River Water Management District.

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