Bill Would Ensure Land Purchasers Know Of Sea Level Rise Threat

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The current draft of Senate Bill 694 is another attempt this session to work into law the primary recommendation in the new Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report released earlier this year.

The bill, as originally introduced last year by Sens. Gil Riviere, Will Espero and several others, sought to require an “oceanfront purchaser statement” — to be recorded with the Bureau of Conveyances — to ensure that new oceanfront property owners understood the special hazards, permitting requirements, and limitations that could affect oceanfront properties, especially given the prospect of sea level rise.

The Senate Committee on Water and Land, however . . .

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