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Old 04-04-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Just heard that a new state law (House Bill 631) will come into effect July 1 that essentially privatizes all beaches in Florida except those with public parks. In other words, you can go to the beach using a city, county or state park but if you walk on dry sand in front of a condo or house, you are now trespassing. Big change if you use the beach much. Gov Scott signed the law already (He owns several beach front properties in Naples) so now is the time to start talking to our state representatives. Big change from the law now in favor of the condos. Money talks... Google New Florida Beach Law for more info.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:42 PM   #2
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If this passes do us tax payers still have to foot the bill when it gets washed away?
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:08 PM   #3
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It has already passed. It will become law on July 1, 2018. Gov Scott already signed it. And, yes you the taxpayer will have to pay for new sand when it gets washed away. Our state rep Mel Ponder voted for it. He was a real estate person here before he became mayor and then rep. I have already emailed him asking him why he voted for it. Everyone else needs to start talking to their state reps/senator.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #4
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Wow, cant believe that such a thing would pass and i mean that. You florida folks need to find some new people to vote for, hopefully law suits will soon follow.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:09 PM   #5
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Wow, the the general pubic just took it up the ass when it comes to beach restoration.
Public funds for private property?

I take it anything below the high tide line is still fair game for accessibility?
ETA: Yep the high tide line is still free game.

Reading some news articles, this is a very unpopular new law with many people including mayors of several cities.
This will create some bad scenes on beaches as property owners try to assert their new property rights with beach goers.
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Just wow !!! Gonna read up and find out what I MISSED !!! Here we go with the beach walking/shell collecting police .... just wow.................
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Pardon the actual post, but I thought this was an important info on this topic. TY

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Sounds great for tourism...
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