Florida’s 60 day legislative session will begin Tuesday January 9, 2018. To help you track, engage, watch and actively participate in the session SCCF offers this site to stay current on the list and status of bills SCCF is following.
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Pre Session Committee Week - Dec 4 - 8
Thursday 12/14/17 Senate Appropriations Sub on Env. and Natural Resources
Land Acquisition Trust Fund - SB 370 Sen. Bradley Passed 6 - 0 (Vote Count:http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/370/Vote/2017-12-07%200900AM~S00370%20Vote%20Record.PDF)
Pre Session Committee Week - Nov 13-17
Wednesday 11/15/17 Senate Appropriations Committee 9:00 am (rm 412 K)
Discussion on Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF) budget and proposed expenditures
Thursday 11/16/17 Senate Agriculture Committee 8:30 am (rm 301 S)
Discussion on Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (alternative land conservation program funded by LATF)
Pre Session Committee Week - Nov 6-10
Monday 11/6/17 Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee 1:30 pm
SB 370 by Bradley - Land Acquisition Trust Fund PASSED
Understanding Legislative Terms and Acronyms: https://www.flsenate.gov/reference/glossary
|Senate Bill (even #)||House Bill (odd #)||
|Bill Description||SCCF Position||Outcome|
|HB 237||I||Fracking Ban||Support|
|SB 370||FL Florever Funding||Support|
||Plastic Bag Ban||Support|
|SB 244||Domestic Wastewater|
Fracking Ban - SB 462/HB 237 Sen. Young/Rep. Peters
To Prohibit the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments (fracking); clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well does not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments, SB referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources - mtg TBA. HB referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bills have been referred but not yet scheduled.
Land Acquisition Trust Fund - SB 370 (Sen. Bradley)
Requires a specified annual appropriation to the Florida Forever Trust Fund, etc. APPROPRIATION: $100 million. SB referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation (passed unanimously); Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources - mtg TBA
Disposable Plastic Bags - SB 348 Sen. Rodriguez J.
Authorizing certain coastal communities/ municipalities to establish pilot programs to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags; directing participating municipalities to collect data and submit reports to the municipal governing bodies and the Department of Environmental Protection. SB referred to Sen. Committee on Env. Preservation and Conservation - mtg TBA