WJCT reports: Fernandina Beach Senator Sole ‘No’ As Sea Level Rise Bill Passes Committee

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Florida State Senator Aaron Bean

February 14, 2020

A bill that would require state-financed coastal developments to account for sea level rise got its first no vote in a committee stop on Thursday, and it came from a prominent Northeast Florida senator.

Senate Bill 178, introduced by Miami Democrat Jose Rodriguez, would keep state-financed builders out of coastal areas unless they first conduct sea level impact projection, or SLIP, studies. The assessments would have to account for potential sea level rise and increased storm risk during the expected life of the structure or 50 years, whichever is less.

The requirements would also apply to reconstruction projects in coastal zones.

For the complete story, as well as audio, visit WJCT.

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5 Responses to WJCT reports: Fernandina Beach Senator Sole ‘No’ As Sea Level Rise Bill Passes Committee

  1. So Bean wants to see construction in high risk areas? Is he now in the development and insurance business??

  2. Carole Cooper-Haims says:

    Shame on Bean. His children & grandchildren are going to suffer for his ignorance.
    Carole Cooper-

  3. JD Salleras says:

    You should give the senator a chance to explain
    I’m sure he has a good reason for having voted no.

  4. Will Holder says:

    Really, which developer has plans for Bean’s future after Tallahassee?

  5. Steven Crounse says:

    Bean is always an advocate for Developers, and Big Business… Bigger, More, to this guy is always better.! .. Once every four years, during campaign season he comes out of hiding, and finds some money to sprinkle around the district… Come on people, we can do better.

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