CRC - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Proposal No. P 46
Senate . House
Comm: RS .
The Committee on Legislative (Keiser) recommended the following:
1 CRC Amendment
3 Delete lines 27 - 48
4 and insert:
5 (1) No less than one-third of the revenue, not to exceed
6 $300 million annually, must be deposited into the Florida
7 Forever Trust Fund for the acquisition of environmentally
8 sensitive land, as defined by the statutes in effect on January
9 1, 2017.
10 (2) The remainder must be expended as provided by law, to
11 finance or refinance: the acquisition, management and
12 improvement of land, water areas, and related property
13 interests, including conservation easements, and natural
14 resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests,
15 and fish and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands
16 that protect water resources and drinking water sources,
17 including lands protecting the water quality and quantity of
18 rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands providing
19 recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the
20 Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area,
21 as defined in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores;
22 outdoor recreation lands, including recreational trails, parks,
23 and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and
24 ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management,
25 restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public
26 access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands.
(2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to
28 Article VII, Section 11(e).