Sierra Club's lobbying team in Tallahassee and across the state works hard to educate Florida legislators on the importance of caring for our fragile environment. From nutrient pollution in springs and other bodies of water to phosphate mining, fracking, clean energy, protecting wildlife, and conserving land, Sierra Club Florida follows these issues closely to fight for the future and health of our state and residents.
Follow current bills as they move (or don't) through session in Tallahassee. This chart, prepared by Sierra Club Florida, updates daily so you can keep track of developments as they happen. The document focuses on our priorities including environmental and natural resources, conservation and health, clean energy and clean water, social justice, and other issues outlined below.
Please Note: The Source Link takes you to the flsenate.gov web site where all the information is available for Senate bills (S.B.) The Source Link also has most of the information for House bill (H.B.) For complete details on House bills, go to myfloridahouse.gov and enter the bill number at the top of the home page.
- Expand Clean and Renewable Energy and Address Climate Change: Reduce emissions driving the climate crisis by advancing an equitable and just transition to clean, renewable energy in the transportation, power generation, and the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Expand and improve efficiency and weatherization programs to reduce costs for Floridians dealing with high energy bills. Accept federal funds to clean our air and reduce costs for hard working Floridians, homeowners, and small businesses. Address the property insurance crisis that has left hundreds of thousands exposed to the impacts of storms.
- Prioritize Land Conservation and Address the Biodiversity Crisis: Prioritize and accelerate permanent conservation of natural lands, habitats, and ecosystems to protect the essential resources, services, and benefits Florida’s biodiversity provides. Augment conservation by preserving open spaces and working lands and eliminating sprawl.
- Protect Water Quality and Quantity: Prioritize and fund restoration of Florida’s impaired inland and coastal waters by regulating the state’s major polluters: agriculture, urban stormwater, wastewater, and mining. Charge large water consumers their fair share to protect our common heritage of rivers, lakes, springs, streams, estuaries, and coastal waters, and provide clean, accessible water to all Floridians. Preserve local freedom to fight pollution at the source with strong urban fertilizer ordinances. Ensure biosolids do not contribute to nutrient or PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) pollution.
- Uphold Democracy and Freedom of Speech: Create a free and fair Florida by making voting simple and accessible for all Floridians regardless of race, ethnicity, party, or zip code. Protect the right of free expression in Florida and preserve the freedom of the press. Repeal policies that curtail Floridians’ freedom to speak, sue, or act collectively to hold state and local entities accountable.
- Restore and Protect Local Freedom: Restore and promote local governments’ freedom to adopt and implement unique, local solutions that keep their communities safe, clean, and thriving. Repeal dangerous preemptions that block local action on clean water, resiliency, and climate change. Preserve the local authority to fight pollution at the source with strong urban fertilizer ordinances. Allow Florida to get to work by protecting workers and small businesses against the impacts of extreme heat.
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