Florida League of Cities

Enhancement and Mitigation Credits (Monitor) – Passed

HB 1073 (Truenow) and CS/CS/CS/SB 1532 (Brodeur) revise current law provisions for the sale and use of water quality enhancement credits from water quality enhancement areas. In addition, the bills require governmental entities to consider unsolicited proposals from private entities, and authorize governmental entities to solicit proposals from private entities, for wetland mitigation bank projects on public lands. The bills specify conditions for a mitigation bank established and operated by a private entity on public land. CS/CS/CS/SB 1532 passed the Senate (39-0) and the House (114-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (O’Hara)