Title: Bill Entitled "An Act Relating to Water Management" HB 325
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Title: Bill Entitled "An Act Relating to Water Management" HB 325
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Language: English
Publisher: Fla House of Representatives
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Bill Entitled "An Act Relating to Water Management" HB 325 (JDV Box 54)
General Note: Box 17, Folder 2 ( Task Force on Water Issues, Bills Passed, Articles - 1980s ), Item 7
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00004064
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Florida House of Representatives 1983 HB 325


By Representatives McEwan, C. R. Smith and others




1 A bill to be entitled

2 An act relating to water management; requiring

3 the Division of Local Resource Management of
4 the Department of Community Affairs to utilize

5 hydrogeologic data made available by a regional

i 6 water management district to assess the impact

7 of development on groundwater recharge areas;

8 requiring the division to submit a report and

9 make recommendations to the Governor by June
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4 10 15, 1984; providing an effective date.



12 WHEREAS, the protection and management of the
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S13 freshwater resources of Florida are of the utmost importance
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S 4 to the health, economy, and welfare of its citizens, and

g 15 WHEREAS, groundwater in the Floridan aquifer is

i 16 primarily recharged by rainfall, and

17 WHEREAS, the quantity and quality of freshwater

WE 18 resources for competing uses can best be preserved by
4 19 protecting lands of maximum natural recharge, and

4 20 WHEREAS, the Florida Environmental Land and Water
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I 21 Management Act of 1972 was created to protect the natural

S 22 resources and environment of the state by ensuring a water

, 23 management system that will reverse the deterioration of water

S24 quality and provide optimum utilization of our limited

25 resource, and

26 WHEREAS, the state land planning agency, the Division

27 of Local Resource Management of the Department of Community

281 Affairs, shall, prior to recommending an area for designation
9 as an area of critical state concern pursuant to s. 380.05,

30 Florida Statutes, recommend that the Governor appoint a

31 resource planning and management committee, consisting of


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Appropriate state and local representatives, for the recharge 2.17

2 study area, NOW, THEREFORE, 2.19

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SBe It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: l:enc

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6 Section 1.(1) It is the finding of the Legislature 2.23

7 that specific areas provide maximum groundwater recharge to 2.27

8 the Floridan aquifer. Those recharge areas as identified by a 2.31

9 regional water management district pursuant to s. 373.0395(3), 2.34

10 Florida Statutes, are to be provided to the Division of Local 2.38

11 Resource Management of the Department of Community Affairs to 2.42

12 conduct a study to determine the impact and possible 2.44

13 impairment of hydrologic function due to development. 2.48

14 (2) The division shall submit to the Governor on or 2.51

15 before June 15, 1984, a report showing the results of said 2.55

16 study. This report shall include recommendations to appoint a 2.59

17 resource planning and management committee for any area for 2.63

18 which the need is determined to exist. 2.66

19 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a 2.69
law.

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HOUSE SUMMARY
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Requires the Department of Community Affairs to utilize
24 hydrogeologic data made available by a regional water
management district to assess the impact of development
25 on groundwater recharge areas. Requires the department
to submit a report and make recommendations to the
26 Governor by June 15, 1984.

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