Senate Bill 66
117th Congress(2021-2022)
South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2021
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-144 on Jun 16, 2022
Jan 27, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 16, 2022
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Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
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Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
March 8, 2022
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1066-1067; text: CR S1066-1067)

South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2021

This bill addresses harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in the South Florida ecosystem. An algal bloom is a rapid growth of algae that may create toxic or hypoxic (severely low-oxygen) conditions that are harmful to humans, animals, aquatic ecosystems, and the economy.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia must assess potential approaches to reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in the ecosystem. The task force must also submit a plan, based on the assessment, for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in the region.

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