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HB 1159 - Prohibits Municipal Governments from Requiring Approval for Tree Removal - Florida Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Municipal Governments from Requiring Approval for Tree Removal

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Municipal Governments from Requiring Approval for Tree Removal

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits municipal governments from requiring notices, applications, approvals, permits, fees, or mitigation for pruning, trimming, or removal of trees on residential property.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a local government from requiring a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on residential property if the residential property owner obtains documentation from a certified arborist that the tree presents a danger to their livelihood or property (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a local government from requiring a property owner to replant a tree that was pruned, trimmed, or removed in accordance with this act (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this act does not affect the authority of the delegated mangrove protections (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a state property owners bill of rights and specifies that rights and protections shall include the following (Sec. 2):

    • Right to acquire, possess, and protect your property;

    • Right to use and enjoy your property;

    • Right to exclude others from your property;

    • Right to dispose of your property;

    • Right to due process;

    • Right to just compensation for property taken for a public space; and

    • Right to relief or payment of compensation, when a new law, rule, regulation, or ordinance of the state or a political entity unfairly affects your property.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-36) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Municipal Governments from Requiring Approval for Tree Removal

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits municipal governments from requiring notices, applications, approvals, permits, fees, or mitigation for pruning, trimming, or removal of trees on residential property.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a local government from requiring a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on residential property if the residential property owner obtains documentation from a certified arborist that the tree presents a danger to their livelihood or property (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a local government from requiring a property owner to replant a tree that was pruned, trimmed, or removed in accordance with this act (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this act does not affect the authority of the delegated mangrove protections (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a state property owners bill of rights and specifies that rights and protections shall include the following (Sec. 2):

    • Right to acquire, possess, and protect your property;

    • Right to use and enjoy your property;

    • Right to exclude others from your property;

    • Right to dispose of your property;

    • Right to due process;

    • Right to just compensation for property taken for a public space; and

    • Right to relief or payment of compensation, when a new law, rule, regulation, or ordinance of the state or a political entity unfairly affects your property.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Municipal Governments from Requiring Approval for Tree Removal

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