Florida League of Cities

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (Monitor) – Passed 

CS/CS/HB 1279 (Alvarez) amends various provisions relating to the Department of Agriculture, including provisions concerning the regulation of aquaculture. The bill expresses an intent to eliminate duplication of regulatory inspections of aquaculture products and preempts the regulatory and permitting authority of all aquaculture products to the Department. 

Effective date:  July 1, 2023. (O'Hara)