Tavares, FL March 21, 2014
Tallahassee Update - Springs Protection Bill SB-1576 Update regarding septic tanks
Scroll down to see a report from Dan Peterson of the Coaliton for Property Rights on what happened yesterday to Florida Senate Bill SB-1576 that requires septic tanks be connected to sewer systems when near Category 1 Springs like Alexander Springs.
You can see my earlier article on this here:
I am told the “science” used is junk science, and the first Committee, run by Senator Dean who filed the bill, approved it. So now it moves to the Agriculture Committee.
So, contact Dan Peterson at email@example.com if you want updates on the bill.
Also, I tried to READ the bill, and it is horrendously written and hard to understand. Senator Dean and others must have gone to the Nancy Pelosi school of writing Obamacare bills, because it seems intentionally to be poorly written so no one will know what is in it. I used to audit contracts and grants up to $600-million in size and most were written clearly, but why does the public and legislature accept such writing atrocities. When Ronald Reagan was President, I remember two of his cabinet members found Federal laws and regulations were so badly worded, they both published guides on getting rid of gobbledegook writing. For that reason alone, SB-1576 should be killed. This bill murders the English language, ignores the concept of clear writing, and responsibility to ensure an ability to understand it. Every attorney involved should lose his Attorney license for bad writing.
Here is the text version of the bill – go ahead, try to read it and understand it:
Another reason to KILL the BILL is the huge number of “shall” statements. In the first 10 pages of the 38 page bill, there were over 30 shall statements. Liberal attorneys use those as the basis to then SUE the government when the government can’t do all of them. In my view, all “shall” statements should be replaced with MAY statements, thus can’t be the basis for Democrat induces lawsuits.
AND, another reason to KILL the bill is that the former Mayor of a local city said they just spent over #3-million to upgrade their sewer system to meet tighter environmental rules, and this new bill exceeds the rules they just met, so apparently, for that reason, many cities are against the bill due to regulatory over reach by the authors.
Senator Dean is a Republican representing many counties, including parts of Marion County. His page is here:
You can see the “bill text” here, and click the “Track this Bill” to get updates:
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From: Coalition for Property Rights [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Coalition for Property Rights
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:41 AM
Subject: Tallahassee Update - Springs Protection Bill