The State Affairs Committee of the Florida House of Representatives has announced that it will hold a public workshop during the interim committee week of October 5-9, for the purpose of taking testimony on the following questions: 

  • Should the Legislature enact new laws to address conflicts between landowners and boaters who anchor near the landowners’ property?
  • If so, what approach should the Legislature take?
  • Is the establishment of setbacks, which prohibit vessels from anchoring or mooring within a certain distance from the shoreline or seawalls, a viable approach?

The specific date and time of the meeting will be announced at least a week prior to the meeting.  Should you have comments or suggestions, please contact Stephen James at (850) 922-4300 or