Florida League of Cities

Marine Encroachment on Military Operations (Monitor) – Passed

SB 1720 (Rodriguez) and HB 1407 (Altman) modify current growth management laws to expand the types of military installations that local governments must cooperate with to encourage compatible land uses in associated areas. The bills encourage partnerships with local governments to create local mangrove protection and restoration zone programs. The expansion adds military “ranges” specified annexes in the Keys as well as ranges at Fleming Bay to the types of installations subject to the cooperation requirements. SB 1720 passed the Senate (36-0) and the House (114-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (O’Hara)