Government Affairs

Bills That Passed

Unlawful Dumping – SB 1368 and HB 1367

Unlawful Dumping; Specifying that it is unlawful to dump litter in or on any water control district property or canal right-of-way without specified consent; providing that when litter is thrown or discarded from a boat, the operator or owner, or both, are in...

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Environmental Protection – SB 1632 and HB 1379

Environmental Protection: Revises, creates, & repeals various provisions relating to procedures & requirements for acquisition, retention, & disposal of state lands & prioritization of projects relating to such lands. Effective Date: July 1, 2023

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Vessel Regulations – SB 1082 and HB 847

Vessel Regulations: Authorizes counties & municipalities to establish boating-restricted areas for certain sewage pumpout stations within specified distance of Florida Intracoastal Waterway marked channel; removes provision authorizing local governments to require...

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Bills That Did Not Pass

Boating Restricted Areas – SB 1314 and HB 1103

Boating-restricted Areas: Authorizes counties & municipalities to establish within certain portions of Florida Intracoastal Waterway slow speed, minimum wake boating-restricted areas within specified distance from private or public marina pumpouts. Effective Date:...

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Yacht and Ship Brokers – SB 406 and HB 83

Yacht and Ship Brokers: Renames Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares & Mobile Homes within DBPR as Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, Yacht Brokers & Mobile Homes; revises & provides definitions; exempts visiting broker from licensure...

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Boating Safety – SB 728 and HB 261

Boating Safety: Requires FWCC to develop & publish educational pamphlet on boating safety; provides exemption from specified anchoring limitations for residential docking facilities, marinas, & existing mooring fields; revises anchoring limitation areas in...

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