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CS/HB 1037 — Eminent Domain

by Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee Rep. Broxson and others (CS/SB 1348 by Education Pre-K – 12 Committee and Senators Wise and Gaetz)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Pre-K - 12 Committee (ED)

 This bill extends the power of eminent domain to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). The Board of Trustees of the FSDB would be required to get approval prior to any eminent domain action from the Administration Commission, which consists of the Governor and Cabinet.

 

All other public schools have been granted the power of eminent domain. This bill provides parity to the FSDB.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 115-0