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2014 Florida Statutes

F.S. 288.0001
288.0001 Economic Development Programs Evaluation.The Office of Economic and Demographic Research and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall develop and present to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chairs of the legislative appropriations committees the Economic Development Programs Evaluation.
(1) The Office of Economic and Demographic Research and OPPAGA shall coordinate the development of a work plan for completing the Economic Development Programs Evaluation and shall submit the work plan to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by July 1, 2013.
(2) The Office of Economic and Demographic Research and OPPAGA shall provide a detailed analysis of economic development programs as provided in the following schedule:
1(a) By January 1, 2014, and every 3 years thereafter, an analysis of the following:
1. The capital investment tax credit established under s. 220.191.
2. The qualified target industry tax refund established under s. 288.106.
3. The brownfield redevelopment bonus refund established under s. 288.107.
4. High-impact business performance grants established under s. 288.108.
5. The Quick Action Closing Fund established under s. 288.1088.
6. The Innovation Incentive Program established under s. 288.1089.
7. Enterprise Zone Program incentives established under ss. 212.08(5) and (15), 212.096, 220.181, and 220.182.
8. The New Markets Development Program established under ss. 288.991-288.9922.
(b) By January 1, 2015, and every 3 years thereafter, an analysis of the following:
1. The entertainment industry financial incentive program established under s. 288.1254.
2. The entertainment industry sales tax exemption program established under s. 288.1258.
3. VISIT Florida and its programs established or funded under ss. 288.122, 288.1226, 288.12265, and 288.124.
4. The Florida Sports Foundation and related programs established under ss. 288.1162, 288.11621, 288.1166, 288.1167, 288.1168, 288.1169, and 288.1171.
(c) By January 1, 2016, and every 3 years thereafter, an analysis of the following:
1. The qualified defense contractor and space flight business tax refund program established under s. 288.1045.
2. The tax exemption for semiconductor, defense, or space technology sales established under s. 212.08(5)(j).
3. The Military Base Protection Program established under s. 288.980.
4. The Manufacturing and Spaceport Investment Incentive Program formerly established under s. 288.1083.
5. The Quick Response Training Program established under s. 288.047.
6. The Incumbent Worker Training Program established under s. 445.003.
7. International trade and business development programs established or funded under s. 288.826.
(d) By January 1, 2019, and every 3 years thereafter, an analysis of the grant and entrepreneur initiative programs established under s. 295.22(3)(d) and (e).
2(e) Beginning January 1, 2018, and every 3 years thereafter, an analysis of the Sports Development Program established under s. 288.11625.
(3) Pursuant to the schedule established in subsection (2), the Office of Economic and Demographic Research shall evaluate and determine the economic benefits, as defined in s. 288.005, of each program over the previous 3 years. The analysis must also evaluate the number of jobs created, the increase or decrease in personal income, and the impact on state gross domestic product from the direct, indirect, and induced effects of the state’s investment in each program over the previous 3 years.
(a) For the purpose of evaluating tax credits, tax refunds, sales tax exemptions, cash grants, and similar programs, the Office of Economic and Demographic Research shall evaluate data only from those projects in which businesses received state funds during the evaluation period. Such projects may be fully completed, partially completed with future fund disbursal possible pending performance measures, or partially completed with no future fund disbursal possible as a result of a business’s inability to meet performance measures.
(b) The analysis must use the model developed by the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, as required in s. 216.138, to evaluate each program. The office shall provide a written explanation of the key assumptions of the model and how it is used. If the office finds that another evaluation model is more appropriate to evaluate a program, it may use another model, but it must provide an explanation as to why the selected model was more appropriate.
(4) Pursuant to the schedule established in subsection (2), OPPAGA shall evaluate each program over the previous 3 years for its effectiveness and value to the taxpayers of this state and include recommendations on each program for consideration by the Legislature. The analysis may include relevant economic development reports or analyses prepared by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Enterprise Florida, Inc., or local or regional economic development organizations; interviews with the parties involved; or any other relevant data.
(5) The Office of Economic and Demographic Research and OPPAGA must be given access to all data necessary to complete the Economic Development Programs Evaluation, including any confidential data. The offices may collaborate on data collection and analysis.
History.s. 1, ch. 2013-39; s. 1, ch. 2013-42; s. 6, ch. 2014-1; s. 19, ch. 2014-18; s. 3, ch. 2014-167; s. 3, ch. 2014-218.
1Note.Section 56, ch. 2014-218, provides that:

“(1) The executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity is authorized, and all conditions are deemed to be met, to adopt emergency rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of implementing this act.

“(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the emergency rules adopted pursuant to subsection (1) remain in effect for 6 months after adoption and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency rules.

“(3) This section shall expire October 1, 2015.”

2Note.Section 7, ch. 2014-167, provides that:

“(1) The executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity is authorized, and all conditions are deemed met, to adopt emergency rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of implementing this act.

“(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law, such emergency rules shall remain in effect for 6 months after the date adopted and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency rules.

(3) This section expires July 1, 2015.