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SB 1724 — Mosquito Control Districts

by Senator Alexander

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)

Statutory eminent domain procedures are outlined in ch. 73, F.S. This bill repeals s. 388.191, F.S., which grants the board of commissioners of a mosquito control district the power of eminent domain to condemn any land or easements necessary for the purposes of mosquito control. Section 388.181, F.S., provides that mosquito control districts are fully authorized to do and perform all things necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this law. This statutory language would include the authority to exercise eminent domain power pursuant to ch. 73, F.S.

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

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0