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Amendment CaShTmL-352872.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2005                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444
                        Barcode 352872
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11  The Committee on Ways and Means (Pruitt) recommended the
12  following amendment:
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14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         On page 81, line 5 through page 83 line 23, delete
16  those lines
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18  and insert:  
19         Section 19.  Section 403.890, Florida Statutes, is
20  created to read:
21         (1)  Effective July 1, 2006, revenues transferred from
22  the Department of Revenue pursuant to s. 201.15(1)(d)2., shall
23  be deposited into the Water Protection and Sustainability
24  Program Trust Fund in the Department of Environmental
25  Protection.  These revenues and any other additional revenues
26  deposited into or appropriated to the Water Protection and
27  Sustainability Trust Fund shall be distributed by the
28  Department of Environmental Protection in the following
29  manner::
30         (a)  Sixty percent to the Department of Environmental
31  Protection for the implementation of an alternative water
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Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444 Barcode 352872 1 supply program as provided in s. 373.1961. 2 (b) Twenty percent for the implementation of best 3 management practices and capital project expenditures 4 necessary for the implementation of the goals of the total 5 maximum daily loads program established in s. 403.067. Of 6 these funds, 85 percent shall be transferred to the credit of 7 the Department of Environmental Protection Water Quality 8 Assurance Trust Fund to address water quality impacts 9 associated with nonagricultural nonpoint sources. Fifteen 10 percent of these funds shall be transferred to the Department 11 of Agriculture and Consumer Services General Inspection Trust 12 Fund to address water quality impacts associated with 13 agricultural nonpoint sources. These funds shall be used for 14 research, development, demonstration, and implementation of 15 suitable best management practices or other measures used to 16 achieve water quality standards in surface waters and water 17 segments identified pursuant to s. 303(d) of the Clean Water 18 Act, Pub. L. No. 92-500, 33 U.S.C. ss. 1251 et seq. 19 Implementation of best management practices and other measures 20 may include cost-share grants, technical assistance, 21 implementation tracking, and conservation leases or other 22 agreements for water quality improvement. The Department of 23 Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture and 24 Consumer Services may adopt rules governing the distribution 25 of funds for implementation of best management practices. 26 These funds shall not be used to abrogate the financial 27 responsibility of those point and nonpoint sources that have 28 contributed to the degradation of water or land areas. 29 Increased priority shall be given by the department and the 30 water management district governing boards to those projects 31 that have secured a cost-sharing agreement allocating 2 1:45 PM 04/28/05 s0444.wm28.04a
Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444 Barcode 352872 1 responsibility for the cleanup of point and nonpoint sources. 2 (c) Ten percent shall be disbursed for the purposes of 3 funding projects pursuant to ss. 373.451-373.459 or surface 4 water restoration activities in 5 water-management-district-designated priority water bodies. 6 The Secretary of Environmental Protection shall ensure that 7 each water management district receives the following 8 percentage of funds annually: 9 1. Thirty-five percent to the South Florida Water 10 Management District; 11 2. Twenty-five percent to the Southwest Florida Water 12 Management District; 13 3. Twenty-five percent to the St. Johns River Water 14 Management District; 15 4. Seven and one-half percent to the Suwannee River 16 Water Management District; and 17 5. Seven and one-half percent to the Northwest Florida 18 Water Management District. 19 (d) Ten percent to the Department of Environmental 20 Protection for the Disadvantaged Small Community Wastewater 21 Grant Program as provided in s. 403.1838. 22 (e) Beginning June 30, 2007, and every 24 months 23 thereafter the Department of Environmental Protection shall 24 request the return of all unencumbered funds distributed 25 pursuant to this section. These funds shall be deposited into 26 the Water Protection and Sustainability Program Trust Fund and 27 redistributed pursuant to the provisions of this section. 28 (2) For fiscal year 2005-2006 funds deposited or 29 appropriated into the Water Protection and Sustainability 30 Trust fund shall be distributed as follows: 31 1. $100 million to the Department of Environmental 3 1:45 PM 04/28/05 s0444.wm28.04a
Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444 Barcode 352872 1 Protection for the implementation of an alternative water 2 supply program as provided in s. 373.1961. 3 2. Funds remaining after the distribution provided for 4 in subsection (1) shall be distributed as follows: 5 (a) Fifty percent for the implementation of best 6 management practices and capital project expenditures 7 necessary for the implementation of the goals of the total 8 maximum daily loads program established in s. 403.067. Of 9 these funds, 85 percent shall be transferred to the credit of 10 the Department of Environmental Protection Water Quality 11 Assurance Trust Fund to address water quality impacts 12 associated with nonagricultural nonpoint sources. Fifteen 13 percent of these funds shall be transferred to the Department 14 of Agriculture and Consumer Services General Inspection Trust 15 Fund to address water quality impacts associated with 16 agricultural nonpoint sources. These funds shall be used for 17 research, development, demonstration, and implementation of 18 suitable best management practices or other measures used to 19 achieve water quality standards in surface waters and water 20 segments identified pursuant to s. 303(d) of the Clean Water 21 Act, Pub. L. No. 92-500, 33 U.S.C. ss. 1251 et seq. 22 Implementation of best management practices and other measures 23 may include cost-share grants, technical assistance, 24 implementation tracking, and conservation leases or other 25 agreements for water quality improvement. The Department of 26 Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture and 27 Consumer Services may adopt rules governing the distribution 28 of funds for implementation of best management practices. 29 These funds shall not be used to abrogate the financial 30 responsibility of those point and nonpoint sources that have 31 contributed to the degradation of water or land areas. 4 1:45 PM 04/28/05 s0444.wm28.04a
Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444 Barcode 352872 1 Increased priority shall be given by the department and the 2 water management district governing boards to those projects 3 that have secured a cost-sharing agreement allocating 4 responsibility for the cleanup of point and nonpoint sources. 5 (b) Twenty-five percent for the purposes of funding 6 projects pursuant to ss. 373.451-373.459 or surface water 7 restoration activities in water-management-district-designated 8 priority water bodies. The Secretary of Environmental 9 Protection shall ensure that each water management district 10 receives the following percentage of funds annually: 11 1. Thirty-five percent to the South Florida Water 12 Management District; 13 2. Twenty-five percent to the Southwest Florida Water 14 Management District; 15 3. Twenty-five percent to the St. Johns River Water 16 Management District; 17 4. Seven and one-half percent to the Suwannee River 18 Water Management District; and 19 5. Seven and one-half percent to the Northwest Florida 20 Water Management District. 21 (c) Twenty-five percent to the Department of 22 Environmental Protection for the Disadvantaged Small Community 23 Wastewater Grant Program as provided in s. 403.1838. 24 25 Prior to the end of the 2008 Regular Session, the Legislature 26 must review the distribution of funds under the Water 27 Protection and Sustainability Program to determine if 28 revisions to the funding formula are required. At the 29 discretion of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of 30 the House of Representatives, the appropriate substantive 31 committees of the Legislature may conduct an interim project 5 1:45 PM 04/28/05 s0444.wm28.04a
Florida Senate - 2005 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 444 Barcode 352872 1 to review the Water Protection and Sustainability Program and 2 the funding formula and make written recommendations to the 3 Legislature proposing necessary changes, if any. 4 Section 20. Except as otherwise provided the act shall 5 take effect upon becoming law. 6 7 8 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 9 And the title is amended as follows: 10 On page 8, line 25 through page 9, line 10, delete 11 those lines 12 13 and insert: 14 formula for the distribution of revenues; 15 providing for legislative review; providing 16 effective dates. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 6 1:45 PM 04/28/05 s0444.wm28.04a
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