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Public Financing of Construction Projects (Watch)

CS/CS/SB 178 (Rodriguez) and CS/CS/HB 579 (Aloupis) require contractors to conduct a sea-level impact projection (SLIP) study on state-funded buildings within the coastal building zone. Buildings subject to this requirement would include construction projects of a municipality, county or any other public agency that is using state-appropriated funds for the project. The bills require the Department of Environmental Protection to develop rules for conducting a SLIP study and specifies required components to be addressed in the rules. In addition, DEP must also approve and publish copies of all SLIP studies for at least 10 years. (O'Hara)