Florida - SB 442 - 2017

Relating to advanced well stimulation treatment; amending s. 377.19, F.S.; defining the term “advanced well stimulation treatment”; conforming a cross-reference; creating s. 377.2405, F.S.; prohibiting the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well do not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; providing applicability; providing an effective date.

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Added On: 01-26-2017
Updated On: 10-11-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Young, Dana D. (Senate/Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (8)

  • 01-24-2017 - Filed
  • 02-01-2017 - Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations
  • 03-02-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and Conservation, 03/07/17, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-07-2017 - Favorable by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 03-08-2017 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Votes (1)

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03-07-2017FavorableSenate502yes

News (11)

Florida Lawmakers Consider Proposed Fracking Ban - WGCU News
Published by news.wgcu.org
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:18:31 GMT

Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Rep. Mike Miller, R-Orlando are sponsoring the ban bills. SB 442 and HB 451 call for an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracking and matrix acidizing. Hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' refers to a method of ...

Dana Young, environmentalists still hold hope for fracking ban in 2017 - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:42:13 GMT

Sen. Dana Young thinks it's premature to administer last rites, at least just yet. “You never say never, but now we're saying it looks like that will be next year,” Rep. Mike Miller, an Orlando Republican, told the Naples Daily News about his bill (HB ...

Despite clear bipartisan support for a ban, the state may be paving the way for fracking - Creative Loafing Tampa
Published by cltampa.com
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:01:33 GMT

Heather Fitzenhagen, a Republican Representative from the Fort Meyers area, said during a speech in support of Senate Bill 442, the bi-partisan bill to ban fracking in Florida, that fracking is simply “not an economically sound investment.” Florida ...

Lawmakers Push For Fracking Ban In Florida - WUFT
Published by wuft.org
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:37:06 GMT

“This bill is concise and straightforward: It bans fracking of all types in Florida,” said Sen. Dana Young, a Tampa Republican who filed the proposal (SB 442) on Tuesday. The bill, which will be considered during the legislative session that starts ...

Senate Panel Poised To Consider Fracking Ban - NorthEscambia.com
Published by northescambia.com
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:14:01 GMT

Florida lawmakers heavily debated a measure last year that would have created a regulatory framework for fracking in the state, but the bill did not pass the Senate. Environmentalists opposed the bill, arguing that it could open the door to fracking ...

Anti-fracking coalition brings message to Keys - KeysNews.com (registration)
Published by keysnews.com
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:41:13 GMT

The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee has already voted unanimously to support the bill, which would prohibit “advanced well stimulation treatment,” which is the injection of water, chemicals or sand into rock formations deep ...

On steps of the Florida Capitol, Republicans and Democrats alike call for statewide fracking ban - Creative Loafing Tampa
Published by cltampa.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:46:55 GMT

Florida's porous underground limestone aquifer is a uniquely rich source of drinking water for Floridians. And oil and gas companies want to burrow through it/store their waste there.U.S. Geological SurveyThe group of Florida lawmakers gathered on the ...

Reality Check: Fracking Fight - News965
Published by news965.com
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:53:07 GMT

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - After a temporary ban on hydraulic fracking failed in 2016, Florida lawmakers are back with another ban this year which might pass. Tampa-area Republican Dana Young filed SB 442 earlier this year. Young's bill would ban ...

Fracking ban in Florida gets early Senate support - Miami Herald
Published by miamiherald.com
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:20:30 GMT

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate reversed years of opposition to a statewide ban on oil and gas fracking and advanced a bill Tuesday that will prohibit the controversial practice in Florida. Just hours after opening ... The bill, SB 442, is sponsored by ...

Sen. Perry backs bill to ban fracking in Florida - Gainesville Sun
Published by gainesville.com
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:13:23 GMT

Trying to end a debate about the possibility of fracking in Florida, a bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Sen. Keith Perry on Tuesday backed a proposed ban on the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas. "This bill is concise ...

Florida State Senator Wants to Outlaw Fracking in the State's Fragile Environment - The Ring of Fire Network
Published by trofire.com
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:34:37 GMT

A Florida State Senator is sponsoring a bill which, if passed, would ban all fracking in the state, citing Florida's fragile foundation as reason for the ban. Republican State Senator Dana Young of Tampa proposed SB 442 which would ban all forms of ...