New law includes sea-level rise in coastal planning

June 29, 2015

From Florida Sea Grant

On May 21, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed into law CS/CS/CS Senate Bill 1094, available at The focus of the bill is on flooding. The first section of the bill contains additions to Florida’s comprehensive planning law. The bill modified Florida Statute section 163.3178(2)(f). This section of statutes has long required that coastal management elements of comprehensive plans include a “redevelopment component which outlines the principles which shall be used to eliminate inappropriate and unsafe development in the coastal areas when opportunities arise.”…

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