Comprehensive Water Bill Passes, Heads to Governor For Signature
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds the Florida Legislature for fully passing a Florida Chamber-backed comprehensive water bill today that will help secure our state’s water future.
SB 552, sponsored by Senator Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), takes meaningful steps, using science-based solutions, to help ensure Florida’s water future doesn’t go the way of California.
This measure, which now heads to Governor Rick Scott for signature:
- Will help ensure clean and abundant water,
- Reduce the prospect of “water wars” among users in resource-limited areas, and
- Promote strategic partnerships between the public and private sector in achieving water resource development goals.
The Florida Chamber Foundation estimates that by 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home. We commend House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, Senator Charlie Dean, Representative Matt Caldwell (R-Lehigh Acres), and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for continuing to champion Florida’s water future.
What’s Next for This Bill
The bill now heads to Governor Scott’s desk to await signature.
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