Bill Text: FL S1614 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Lakes and Lagoons

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-05-03 - Died in Rules [S1614 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S1614-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1614
       By Senator Baxley
       12-01707-19                                           20191614__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to lakes and lagoons; amending ss.
    3         514.011 and 515.25, F.S.; excluding manmade lakes and
    4         lagoons over a certain size from the definitions of
    5         the terms “public swimming pool” and “swimming pool,”
    6         respectively, for certain purposes; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 514.011, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         514.011 Definitions.—As used in this chapter:
   14         (2) “Public swimming pool” or “public pool” means a
   15  watertight structure of concrete, masonry, or other approved
   16  materials which is located either indoors or outdoors, used for
   17  bathing or swimming by humans, and filled with a filtered and
   18  disinfected water supply, together with buildings,
   19  appurtenances, and equipment used in connection therewith. A
   20  public swimming pool or public pool shall mean a conventional
   21  pool, spa-type pool, wading pool, special purpose pool, or water
   22  recreation attraction, to which admission may be gained with or
   23  without payment of a fee and includes, but is not limited to,
   24  pools operated by or serving camps, churches, cities, counties,
   25  day care centers, group home facilities for eight or more
   26  clients, health spas, institutions, parks, state agencies,
   27  schools, subdivisions, or the cooperative living-type projects
   28  of five or more living units, such as apartments,
   29  boardinghouses, hotels, mobile home parks, motels, recreational
   30  vehicle parks, and townhouses. The term does not include a
   31  manmade lake or lagoon with a surface area of 43,000 square feet
   32  or more.
   33         Section 2. Subsection (11) of section 515.25, Florida
   34  Statutes, is amended to read:
   35         515.25 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
   36         (11) “Swimming pool” means any structure, located in a
   37  residential area, that is intended for swimming or recreational
   38  bathing and contains water over 24 inches deep, including, but
   39  not limited to, in-ground, aboveground, and on-ground swimming
   40  pools; hot tubs; and nonportable spas. The term does not include
   41  a manmade lake or lagoon with a surface area of 43,000 square
   42  feet or more.
   43         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.