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State of Florida Governor Scott Signs into Law Omnibus Growth Management Bill (SB 1216)

Earlier today, State of Florida Governor Scott signed into law an omnibus Growth Management bill (SB 1216),  which continues the recent trend of reducing the role of state and regional agencies in the review of the effects of development. More specifically, the new law eliminates the State development of regional impact (DRI) review program created … Continue Reading

New 2-Year Statutory Extension for Certain Florida Environmental & Development Permits

By the adoption of CS/HB 7023, (Click Here for a copy of the pertinent section of the bill),  the Florida Legislature has again authorized a new 2-year extension of permits issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and water management districts and building permits,  including local government-issued development orders or certificates of level of … Continue Reading
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