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CS/CS/CS/HB 1237: Special Districts

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Finance and Tax Subcommittee ; Local and Federal Affairs Committee ; Metz

Special Districts; Reorganizes chapter 189, F.S., relating to special districts, into eight parts; transfers & renumbers various sections within chapter; revises duties of Legislative Auditing Committee; specifies applicability of procedures regarding suspension & removal of member of governing body of special district; revises when special district may be declared inactive; prohibits special districts declared inactive from collecting taxes, fees, or assessments; provides for costs of litigation & reasonable attorney fees under certain conditions; renames Special District Information Program Special District Accountability Program; revises provisions related to failure of special district to file certain reports or information; revises notification requirements; provides for deposit of administration fees into Operating Trust Fund rather than Grants & Donations Trust Fund; requires special districts to be treated as municipalities for certain purposes; requires special districts to maintain an official Internet website for certain purposes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 4/28/2014 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 1632 (Ch. 2014-22) -HJ 803
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2014 House • Filed
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 102
3/11/2014 House • Referred to Local and Federal Affairs Committee; Finance and Tax Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 270
3/25/2014 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Local and Federal Affairs Committee, 03/27/14, 1:30 pm, Webster Hall
3/27/2014 House • CS by Local and Federal Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 398
3/28/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Now in Finance and Tax Subcommittee -HJ 404
• On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax Subcommittee, 04/01/14, 2:30 pm, Morris Hall
• CS by Local and Federal Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 394
4/1/2014 House • CS/CS by Finance and Tax Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 441
4/2/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Finance and Tax Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 438
4/3/2014 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 465
4/9/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/11/14, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/11/2014 House • CS/CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 530
4/14/2014 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
4/15/2014 House • CS/CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 536
4/16/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 545
4/23/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/14
4/25/2014 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 772
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/14
4/28/2014 House • Substituted CS/CS/CS/SB 1632 -HJ 803
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 1632 (Ch. 2014-22) -HJ 803