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Legislative Priorities

Spring 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session began March 7, 2023 and is scheduled to adjourn May 5th.

The following is a list of bills related to water quality and land use that we are tracking along with our partners.

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FL Legislative Session


SB 172 Berman & HB 177 Gossett-Seidman: Safe Waterways Act – Requires DOH to adopt, enforce and issue health advisories for fecal indicator bacteria

SB 816 Polsky & HB 843 Cross: Challenges to Development OrdersRequires that prevailing parties show that the challenge to a development order was frivolous before being awarded attorney fees

SB 1538 Stewart & HB 423 Cross: Implementation of Recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force

SB 192 Avila & HB 175 Busatta Cabrera: Everglades Protection Area – Requires comprehensive plans in areas around the Everglades to follow a coordinated review process


SB 1240 Burgess & HB 1197 Maggard: Land and Water Management – Preempts county and municipality rules related to water quality, quantity, pollution control, wetlands protections

SB 540 DiCeglie & HB 359 Duggan: Local Comprehensive Plans – Discourages and penalizes citizens for challenging local comprehensive plans

SB 1604 Ingoglia & HB 439  McClain: Land Use and Development Regulations – Encourages sprawl and increasing density in areas without any future planning to support the increased population, preempts local ability to deny zoning changes

SB 170 Trumbull & HB 1515 Brackett: Local Ordinances – Allows for local businesses to sue local governments over ordinances

HJR 129 Roth: Requiring Broader Public Support for Constitutional Amendments or Revisions

Last updated March 10, 2023

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