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2007 Florida Legislative Bill Tracker

These are the bills that were tracked by the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club in 2007.

 

Name Bill Issue Status Our Position
Final Tallahassee Report Vol 13 NO 12 tallreport
  action needed on tallreport: Find out more.
Friday, 5/5/06: Sine Die Session Coverage page sinedie 5/5/06: Read me for highlights of the last few days of session.
  action needed on sinedie: Find out more.
Mid Session Tracker Cover Page: Time to escalate our actions. contactinfo Read me for mid-session priority contacts for our alerts.
  action needed on contactinfo: Find out more.
Introduction to the Tracker & Issue Chairs 001 This is the Introduction moved to a new page.
  action needed on 001: Find out more.
Wetlands 3 (5) acres or less delegation and anti-manatee legislation HB957/SB2082 Wetlands 5/4/07: Bills died and no amendments containing this bill language was amended to other bills. CELEBRATE, WE DEFEATED THIS BILL. oppose
  action needed on HB957/SB2082: 5/6/07: PLEASE CONTACT REP.WILLIAMS AND SENATOR BENNETT AND TELL THEM THREE STRIKES AND YOUR OUT. THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR WE HAVE FOUGHT OFF THIS LEGISLATION AND IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO PUT THIS ONE ON THE SHELF AND LET IT COLLECT DUST. THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE COULD HAVE ALLOWED FOR THE HOUSE BILL TO BE TAKEN UP ON THE SENATE FLOOR BUT THEY DIDN'T, THEY LET THE HOUSE BILL DIE IN SENATE MESSAGES AND THE SENATE BILL DIE UNDER REVIEW. THEY NEVER PLACED THE BILL ON SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR. Find out more.
2007 request for veto or general letters vetomessages2007 Read here for our veto messages
  action needed on vetomessages2007: Find out more.
Bad Growth Management HB7203 and HB985 Transportation bills HB7203& SB800: HB985 & SB1928 Sprawl GOVERNOR SIGNED HB985 & HB7203 INTO LAW. oppose
  action needed on HB7203& SB800: HB985 & SB1928: Find out more.
Bad Babcock Ranch amendment to HB981 State Parks: HB1515 Babcock Ranch Independent Special District HB981 (SB94,SB2054)/HB1515/SB2994 Land Use GOVERNOR VETOED HB981 oppose
  action needed on HB981 (SB94,SB2054)/HB1515/SB2994: Find out more.
Everglades and water restoration for Lake O and other ecosystems HB7157/SB392 & HB197/SB594 Wetlands GOVERNOR SIGNED BILLS INTO LAW: SB392 Watershed Restoration and HB197 Surface Water Protection Program support
  action needed on HB7157/SB392 & HB197/SB594: Find out more.
Pave Over Farm Lands (Ag Economic Development Act) SB1880/hb1015 Sprawl Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-255; See also HB 7075 (Ch. 2006-289) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:03 AM oppose
  action needed on SB1880/hb1015: Find out more.
Anti-Citizen Initiative bills HB7009/SB736/SB900/HB233/SB1920/HB559 Democracy and Environment GOVERNOR SIGNED HB537 & SB1920 INTO LAW AND VETOED SB900 oppose
  action needed on HB7009/SB736/SB900/HB233/SB1920/HB559: GOVERNOR SIGNED HB537 & SB1920 INTO LAW AND VETOED SB900 Find out more.
Protect Florida Springs Task Force SB2636/SB1486/HB299 Water 5/4/07: Sine Die. House bill died in Senate Messages, Senate bill died in General Gov Appropriations Committee. support
  action needed on SB2636/SB1486/HB299: 5/6/07: Representative Debbie Boyd did a very good job working with everyone to find common ground to ultimately protect Florida Springs. Please thank her for her efforts. She wants to work on the issue over the Summer. Find out more.
Fertilizer Task force HB1197/SB1952 Water GOVERNOR SIGNED BILL INTO LAW oppose
  action needed on HB1197/SB1952: 5/6/07: Florida Chapter will discuss request for veto. Find out more.
Water quality and quantity Trust Fund Raids HB7059 Water 5/4/07: HB7059 DIES IN SENATE MESSAGES. monitor
  action needed on HB7059: Find out more.
Omnibus Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuel bills HB7123/SB2666/SB996 Energy/Clean Air GOVERNOR VETOED HB7123 no position
  action needed on HB7123/SB2666/SB996: Find out more.
Energy Efficient Week/Tax Exemption SB1640/HB313 Energy/Clean Air 5/4/07: bills died:4/21/07: bills not moving, but substance of them can be found in other energy omnibus bills. support
  action needed on SB1640/HB313: Find out more.
Coal Burning Power Plants/Integrated Gasification IGCC HB549/SB1202 Energy/Clean Air Governor signed the bill into law oppose
  action needed on HB549/SB1202: Find out more.
Construction Aggregate Materials Study -now found in HB985 HB985 Habitat and Lands GOVERNOR SIGNED BILL INTO LAW oppose
  action needed on HB985: SEE HB985/SB1928: GROWTH MANAGEMENT/TRANSPORTATION BILL. mining aggregate language does NOT pre-empt local governments Find out more.
Ocklawaha River - Rodman Dam legislation dead for this year. HB427/SB1930 Anti-Environmental Policies 4/24/07: SENATE BILL VOTED DOWN/died in Senate Env. Preservation and Conservation Committee oppose
  action needed on HB427/SB1930: Contact Governor Crist and ask him to line item veto the funding in the budget for the Rodman Park. See detailed Action Alert below. Find out more.
Florida Climate Action Partnership HB7185 (PCB ENRC-05)/ SB2446 Energy/Clean Air 5/4/07: both the House bill and Senate bill died on their respective floor calendar support
  action needed on HB7185 (PCB ENRC-05)/ SB2446: Find out more.
Right to carry guns in National Forests & State Parks HB1029/SB1546 Habitat and Lands 7/5/06: Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-103 on Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:12 AM oppose
  action needed on HB1029/SB1546: 4/29/06:4/25/06:4/18/06: 4/3/04: Continue to contact your legislators and members of the Senate Environmental Preservation Committee and tell them carrying guns in state parks is a bad idea and to make sure the moratorium language in the bill stays in the bill. Find out more.
Northwest Florida Environmental Resource Permitting HB7163/SB2062 Wetlands Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-228 on Friday, June 16, 2006 8:44 AM support, with concerns
  action needed on HB7163/SB2062: 4/29/06: 4/25/06: House bill passed House and sent to the Senate. No surprise amendments. We are working to ensure the Senate bill doesn't get amended with the local government pre-emption language. Find out more.
Targeted Industry Expedited Wetlands Permitting Process HB1031/SB1798 Wetlands 5/4/07: House bill died in Senate messages. Senate bill died in Committees. oppose
  action needed on HB1031/SB1798: Find out more.
2007 Paper Trail mixed with bad citizen initiative language HB537/SB1174 Democracy and Environment 5/21/07 Governor Crist signed bill into law. monitor
  action needed on HB537/SB1174: Tell your legislators to pass a “clean” paper trail bill without all the political provisions, or to at least include the “severability clause” to protect the requirement for a paper trail. Find out more.
Clean Ocean Act HB57/SB444 Coastal 5/4/07: HB57 died in Senate messages monitor
  action needed on HB57/SB444: Find out more.
Env. Goldstar Recognition, Incentive Based Permitting 7171 (ENRC4)/HB297/SB738 Anti-Environmental Policies 5/4/07: Sine Die: all versions of this bill died. oppose
  action needed on 7171 (ENRC4)/HB297/SB738: 5/6/07: Just in case Speaker Rubio wants to introduce this bill in 2008, please contact Speaker Rubio and tell him not to bring this legislation back. Find out more.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Act now called Healthy Lifestyles SB1324/SB642/HB393 Toxics 06/22/06 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-269 support
  action needed on SB1324/SB642/HB393: 4/14/06:House Health Care Apptns agenda 04/17/06 Find out more.
Hunting in State Owned lands - NO NET LOSS of lands for hunting SB430/HB265 Habitat and Lands Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-98 on Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:12 AM oppose
  action needed on SB430/HB265: Find out more.
St Joe Coastal Redevelopment Hazard Mitigation HB1359/SB2216 Coastal 6/1/06: Signed by the Governor oppose
  action needed on HB1359/SB2216: Find out more.
Power plant permit streamlining-Energy SB888/HB1473 Energy/Clean Air 06/19/06 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-230 oppose
  action needed on SB888/HB1473: Find out more.
Land Acquisition/Babcock Ranch SB 1226/2102/HB1347 Habitat and Lands Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-231; See also HB 1249 (Ch. 2006-185) on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 8:17 AM support, with concerns
  action needed on SB 1226/2102/HB1347: 4/29/06: Contact Senator Bennett and tell him not to adopt the same amendments that Representative Williams did. Keep his bill clean. Find out more.
Anti-Landscaping Pro Billboards HB273/SB566 Land Use Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-223; See also HB 749 (Ch. 2006-252) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:22 AM oppose
  action needed on HB273/SB566: 7/5/06: Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-223; See also HB 749 (Ch. 2006-252) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:22 AM 4/29/06: HB273 passes Senate and sent to Governor 4/29/06: House bill was voted on by the Senate and is now on it's way to the Governor. 4/26/06: HB273 is on the Florida Senate Calendar for third reading. Please urge Senators to vote NO. House Bill 273 establishes a new financial penalty that will intimidate local cities or organizations like Garden Clubs from highway beautification along Florida's roads. As such it will rob the public's right to use public property for beautification purposes, asserting supremacy of advertising over civic beauty. Taxpayers could be required to pay fines for public trees within a broad swath around any billboard - even an illegal one. Urge Florida Senators to vote NO on HB273. Find out more.
Development of Regional Impacts Exemptions SB1020/HB683 Sprawl Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-220; See also HB 1363 (2006-69), CS/SB 1194 (Ch. 2006-218) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:22 AM oppose
  action needed on SB1020/HB683: 4/29/06: 4/20/06: Contact Senator Bennett and Representative Traviesa and tell them to make the Boat Facility Siting Plan mandatory, not voluntary. Save the Manatee Club and Sierra Club, FCAN, continue to oppose the bill without the mandatory use of the Boat Siting Facility Planning guide. Find out more.
Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern SB2098/HB1299 Habitat and Lands Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-223; See also HB 749 (Ch. 2006-252) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:22 AM monitor
  action needed on SB2098/HB1299: 4/28/06: Senate passed HB1299 and now the bill is on the way to the Governor. 4/27/06: Senate bill laid on table and substituted for HB1299. 4/25/06: The House version HB1299 passed out of the House on 4/20/06, with 26 NO VOTES. Now in Senate messages; Senate bill on Senate Special Order 4/27/06. Find out more.
Septic Tanks vs Sewage Treatment Plants SB1874/HB749 Sprawl Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-252; See also HB 1299 (Ch. 2006-223) on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:03 AM oppose
  action needed on SB1874/HB749: Find out more.
Class Action Deform SB2304/HB7259 Other Legislation Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-249 on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:03 AM monitor
  action needed on SB2304/HB7259: Find out more.
Seagrass beds SB548/SB2178/HB1069 Coastal 5/4/07: SB2178 died in Committee: SB548 died in Committee: HB1069 Died in Senate messages. support
  action needed on SB548/SB2178/HB1069: Find out more.
Rock Miners cap $$ on water treatment plant for Miami-Dade Co. Lake Belt Area SB1306/HB1039 Water 7/5/06: Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-13 on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:43 AM oppose
  action needed on SB1306/HB1039: Find out more.
Inland Navigation Dredging in Aquatic Preserves: NOT SB2176/HB719 Coastal 5/4/07: Senate bill died in House messages: House bill never moved. oppose
  action needed on SB2176/HB719: Find out more.
Oil or Natural Gas Drilling SB436/HB631 Energy/Clean Air 5/4/07: both bills died: only Introduced and given committee assignments monitor
  action needed on SB436/HB631: Find out more.
Purifying (NOT) the Constitution (State Constitution) SB 1918/HB7165 Citizen Initiatives Constitutional Amendments 5/5/06: Did not pass. oppose
  action needed on SB 1918/HB7165: Contact your legislators and tell them to leave the constitution alone and what the citizens voted for must remain in the constitution. Find out more.
Anti Petition-gathering Bill SB720/SB 1244/HB773 Citizen Initiatives Constitutional Amendments 5/5/06: did not pass oppose
  action needed on SB720/SB 1244/HB773: Continue to contact your legislator in the House and Senate and tell them to vote against this bad bill. Find out more.
Raising the voter numbers for passage of initiatives & fiscal impact SJR 1436/HB7037 Citizen Initiatives Constitutional Amendments 5/5/06: did not pass oppose
  action needed on SJR 1436/HB7037: The Senate Government Efficiency Appropriations Committee voted on this bill SB1436 on Thursday 3/9/06 and the only no vote was Senator Geller. Please thank Senator Geller for being the only voice of reason. Find out more.
Supreme Court Subject filter Citizen Initiatives SB26 Citizen Initiatives Constitutional Amendments 5/5/06: did not pass oppose
  action needed on SB26: Stay tuned Find out more.
Wetlands delegation. Florida Forever forward funding is gone. HB 1343/SB2544 Wetlands 5/5/06: Did not pass. oppose
  action needed on HB 1343/SB2544: 4/29/06: Tell the leadership to not allow the Army Corps language as an amendment to any bills. 4/20/06: Contact the Governor, Senate President Lee, Speaker Bense and tell them we need to protect our wetlands, not destroy them and contact Senator Dockery and ask her to delete Section 6 from CS/SB2544. Find out more.
Aggregate Mining/Preemption SB 2406 Land Use 04/09/08 Temporarily Postponed! oppose
  action needed on SB 2406: Thank Sen. Saunders, chairman of the Environmental Preservation and Conservation committee by noon on Wednesday, ASAP Find out more.
Aggregate Mining/Preemption SB 774 Land Use 04/09/08 passed Community Affairs; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 oppose
  action needed on SB 774: We'll let you know when the bill is coming up again. Thanks for your calls! Find out more.
Clean Money Clean Elections SB1264 Democracy and Environment 5/5/06: Did not pass. support
  action needed on SB1264: Send Senator Wilson a Thank you for sponsoring this year after year for us. Find out more.
Prohibit Oil and Gas/Drilling SB 1558/HB653 Energy/Clean Air 5/5/06: Bills did not pass. monitor
  action needed on SB 1558/HB653: Find out more.
Solar Energy Rebates HB 713/SB2478 Energy/Clean Air 5/5/06: parts of the legislation is in SB888 which passed. support
  action needed on HB 713/SB2478: Contact your legislators and ask them to support this legislation. We understand that this bill may be amended into the Governor's proposed Energy Bill. Senator Constantine, the Chair of the Senate Utilities Committee has several place holders for energy legislation. STAY TUNED. Find out more.
Surplus Lands SB226 Habitat and Lands 5/5/06: Did not pass. monitor
  action needed on SB226: Find out more.
Charter Counties vs City Governments on land use provisions HB949/SB1608 Land Use 5/5/06: Did not pass. oppose
  action needed on HB949/SB1608: Find out more.
Environmentalist of the Year Act SB459 Other Legislation 2/15/2006 -- In committee. support
  action needed on SB459: Call your senator and tell him or her that Susie is deserving of her own act! Find out more.
Dept. of Interior, Constitutional Amendment SB2680/HB7129 Other Legislation 5/5/06: Did not pass. monitor
  action needed on SB2680/HB7129: Find out more.
Water Management Districts authorized millage rate SB2484/HB7207 Other Legislation 5/5/06: Bill did not pass. oppose
  action needed on SB2484/HB7207: Find out more.
Various Growth Management - Sprawl bills 7167/7253 Sprawl 5/5/06: Bills did not pass. monitor
  action needed on 7167/7253: Find out more.
Florida Incentive-based Permitting Act (NOT) SB2510/HB261 Toxics 5/5/06: Did not pass. oppose
  action needed on SB2510/HB261: 4/29/06: Contact your legislators and tell them this bill has been around three years and it needs to die a fourth year. Find out more.
Performance Based Permitting Act SB1906 Toxics 5/5/06: did not pass. Never heard in committee either. no position
  action needed on SB1906: Find out more.
   
   

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