Title: Revised Draft of Legislative Policy Section on WMD Missions for Resource/Supply Development
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Title: Revised Draft of Legislative Policy Section on WMD Missions for Resource/Supply Development
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Revised Draft of Legislative Policy Section on WMD Missions for Resource/Supply Development (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 6 ( Water Supply Coalition - 1996 ), Item 25
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DATE: January 20, 1997

RE: Revisions to Legislative Policy Section of Chapter 373

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NOTE: The earlier drafts subsection (4) was moved forward to replace
current subsection (3), with remaining subsections renumbered.

1 (3) It is further declared to be the policy of the Legislature:
2 (a) Water resource development is a fundamental mission of water
3 management districts that must be implemented immediately and continually to
4 ensure that an adequate, safe, dependable and affordable supply of water is
5 available for all existing and projected reasonable-beneficial uses in the state.
6 Commencing on January 1, 1998, each water management district shall present
7 to the Legislature an annual report detailing the district's efforts and expenditures
8 in the development of district water resources in accordance with the provisions
9 of s. 373.0831. The Legislature hereby directs each water management district
10 to aggressively pursue water resource development by allocating not less than
11 % of its annual ad valorem tax revenue to the funding of activities described
12 in s. 373.0831. The requirement for allocating specific funds for water resource
13 development shall commence with district budgets for fiscal year 1997-1998.

[Note: The revenue percentage could be more specifically allocated to the districts, e.g.
50% for Southwest (which says that's what it spends already); .05% for Northwest until
its constitutional millage cap in increased; .05% for Suwannee (like they really need it);
25%(?) for St. Johns; and 25%(?) for South Florida (with recognition of monies currently
being used, such as buffer-buying funds, etc.).]

14 (b) Water supply development is primarily the responsibility of
15 counties, municipalities, public water utilities, regional water supply authorities,
16 special taxing districts and other units of local govemment. Water management
17 districts shall provide funding and other assistance to entities involved in water
18 supply development in accordance with the provisions of s. 373.1961.


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