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CS/CS/CS/HB 1001 (Stone) and CS/SB 1350 (Baxley) revise provisions of the Florida Brownfields program, including conditions under which an applicant that has rehabilitated a contaminated site may receive tax credits. In addition, the bills set forth defenses to certain causes of action concerning specified discharges or other types of pollution resulting from specified discharges. The bills also clarify that actions for damages under Section 376.313, Florida Statutes, that result from a discharge or other condition of pollution apply to damages to real or personal property where the discharge or condition was not authorized by any governmental approval or permit. (O’Hara)