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SB 678 — Trust Funds within Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

by Senator Hays

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

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill:

  • Terminates three trust funds within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (department) which have limited use and where other funds within the department may be utilized. These funds include the Agricultural Law Enforcement Trust Fund, the Market Trade Show Trust Fund, and the Relocation and Construction Trust Fund. The bill makes conforming changes authorizing the deposit of revenue from the terminated funds to existing trust funds within the department.
  • Codifies in ch. 570, F.S., seven existing trust funds in the department. These trust funds include the Administrative Trust Fund, the Federal Grants Trust Fund, the Florida Saltwater Products Promotion Trust Fund, the Plant Industry Trust Fund, the Pest Control Trust Fund, the Citrus Inspection Trust Fund, and the Incidental Trust Fund. All seven trust funds have been re-created in previous chapter law.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0