North Santa Rosa

Septic Tank Inspection Law -REPEALED


Priority Legislation for Senator Evers Heads to Governor Rick Scott for Signature

Tallahassee — Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) today applauded the passage of priority legislation to effectively repeal the septic tank inspection law, passed in 2010, that requires every septic tank in the state to be inspected every five years.

The septic tank inspection repeal was amended to House Bill 1263, sponsored by Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples) and others, and voted out of the Florida Legislature today. The language would eliminate a provision that requires the Department of Health to create and administer statewide septic tank evaluation programs every five years; thereby, lessening the costly burden placed on residents who would be held responsible for financing the inspections and repairs.

For the past two years, it has been my commitment to my constituents to put forth all of my efforts to pass this repeal,” said Senator Evers. “I thank my fellow Senators and colleagues in the House that recognized how important it is to give our constituents some economic relief and repeal the mandated inspections. This is a big win for Floridians this year.”

“It was my original intent to see my stand alone bill to repeal the law make its way successfully through the legislative process,” said Senator Evers. “But the most important thing is to see this language be signed into law and allow people in our communities to rest a little bit easier, knowing this added economic hardship will no longer be a threat.”

Senator Evers currently represents Florida Senate District 2, which includes parts of Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Washington, Bay, Holmes, and Walton counties. He is a farmer and small businessman who was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2001, was subsequently re-elected, and elected to the Florida Senate in 2010. Evers has put his experience in agriculture and business to good use in the Florida Legislature and is proud of his legislative accomplishments on behalf of Florida’s critical agriculture industry, economic development and job creation, and Second Amendment issues.  

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