DATE: April 26, 1977 COMMITTEE ACTION: i.
Copy to Sponsor: STAFF ANALYSIS AND ECONOMIC STATEMENT
4/27/77 Natural Resources & Conservation Comm. 3.
(Bill Preston )
Amend. or.CS Attached
l"ill No. and Sponsor: Subject: Restoration and perpetua-
SB 793 Senator J. Thomas tion of original gov't, cadastral
SB 793 Senator J. Thomas surveys ______________
REFERENCES: Natural Resources and Conservation; Appropriations
I. BILL SUMMARY:
Creates the Florida Public Land Survey Restoration'and Perpetuation
Act which establishes a program for the identification, restoration,
maintenance, and perpetuation of public land survey corners. Provides
that DNR will administer the program and sets out various functions
and duties of the department. Provides for an advisory board of
land surveyors to assist the department under the terms of the act.
Requires DNR to complete and file within the department a "validated
corner record" for every public land survey corner or corner accessory
identified, recovered, reestablished, remonumented, or restored
under the act. Provides a penalty for willfully altering or disturbing
any monument or reference monument placed or corner record filed
under the act.
A. Present Situation:
Parts I and II of chapter 177, F.S., (Land Boundaries) deal
respectively with "Platting" and "Coastal Mapping". Statutory
provisions dealing with the subject matter of this bill, i.e.,
corner monuments established during the original cadastral
surveys ("cadastral": showing or recording property boundaries,
subdivision lines, buildings, and related details), do not
B. Effect on Present Situation:
SB 793 would establish a "Part III" of chapter 177 to be
entitled "Restoration of Corners". It basically would grant
to DNR the authority to formulate and implement a program for
identifying, restoring and preserving monuments and evidence
pertaining to the original.government surveys and resurveys.
The bill defines several relevant terms; enumerates specific
powers and duties of DNR; establishes an advisory board;
provides for the availability and exchange of certain records;
sets out a procedure for the validation and certification
of corners; and specifically provides that the private prac-
tice of land surveyors is not affected by the provisions
of the act.
III. ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS:
Economic Impact: YES: x NO:
A. Economic Impact on the Public:
Since no specific appropriation is provided for, the cost
of implementing the provisions of this bill will have to be
borne by DNR within its existing budget. Direct public
impact should be minimal.
B. Fiscal Impact on Implementing or Enforcing Agencies:
Specific costs likely to be incurred by DNR under this act
likely would be costs associated with: formulating the pro-
gram; fees paid to land surveyors under the incentive system;
extending the state coordinate system to include the survey
corners identified under the program; and whatever field work
is involved in identifying, restoring and preserving the
public land survey corners.
One technical error is noted on page 7. Amendment attached.