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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXII
PORTS AND HARBORS
Chapter 311
SEAPORT PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
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F.S. 311.25
311.25 Florida seaports; local ballot initiatives and referendums.
(1) With respect to any port that has received or is eligible to apply for or receive state funding under this chapter, a local ballot initiative or referendum may not restrict maritime commerce in such a port, including, but not limited to, restricting such commerce based on any of the following:
(a) Vessel type, size, number, or capacity.
(b) Number, origin, nationality, embarkation, or disembarkation of passengers or crew or their entry into this state or any local jurisdiction.
(c) Source, type, loading, or unloading of cargo.
(d) Environmental or health records of a particular vessel or vessel line.
(2) Any local ballot initiative or referendum that is in conflict with subsection (1) and that was adopted before, on, or after July 1, 2021, and any local law, charter amendment, ordinance, resolution, regulation, or policy adopted in such an initiative or referendum, is prohibited, void, and expressly preempted to the state.
History.s. 17, ch. 2021-188.