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CS/SB 800 — County Boundary Lines

by Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax and Senator Negron

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

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

This bill moves a 129-acre area from the jurisdiction of St. Lucie County to Martin County subject to the approval of the affected voters in a referendum. It requires the governing bodies of the counties to enter into an interlocal agreement for transferring services, personnel and public infrastructure and provides for a gradual shift of tax and assessment revenues from the area being incorporated into Martin County to St. Lucie County.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013, upon its approval by a majority vote of certain qualified voters in conjunction with next election in St. Lucie County, except for section 5 which shall take effect upon becoming a law.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 113-2