Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1304
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/02/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Bogdanoff) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 56 and 57
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 197.332, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         197.332 Duties of tax collectors; branch offices.—
    8         (1) The tax collector has the authority and obligation to
    9  collect all taxes as shown on the tax roll by the date of
   10  delinquency or to collect delinquent taxes, interest, and costs,
   11  by sale of tax certificates on real property and by seizure and
   12  sale of personal property. In exercising his or her power their
   13  powers to contract, the tax collector may perform such duties by
   14  use of contracted services or products or by electronic means.
   15  The use of contracted services, products, or vendors does not
   16  diminish the responsibility or liability of the tax collector to
   17  perform such duties pursuant to law. The tax collector may
   18  collect the cost of contracted services and reasonable attorney
   19  attorney’s fees and court costs, including costs for the
   20  electronic processing of tax deed applications, in actions on
   21  proceedings to recover delinquent taxes, interest, and costs.
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   24         And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete line 3
   26         and insert:
   27         197.332, F.S.; authorizing the tax collector to
   28         collect costs for the electronic processing of tax
   29         deed applications; amending s. 212.03, F.S.; providing
   30         that charges for the storage