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Florida State Senate Bill 264 FAQ

July 2023

Florida State Senate Bill 264
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Senate Bill 264?

A: Enacted on May 8, 2023, the new law prohibits foreign nationals from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria and Venezuela from buying agricultural land or any real estate in Florida within 10 miles of a military installation or critical infrastructure facility on and after July 1, 2023. The bill also expressly prohibits Chinese business organizations, political party officials, or any person domiciled in China — but who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States — from purchasing or acquiring any interest in real property throughout the entire state of Florida.   

  • Any base, camp, post, station, yard, or center of at least 10 contiguous acres under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense or its affiliates is considered a military installation.

  • A critical infrastructure facility can include a chemical manufacturing facility, refinery, electrical power plant, water treatment facility or wastewater treatment plant, liquid natural gas terminal, telecommunications central switching office, gas processing plant, seaport, spaceport or airport.  
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