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CS/HB 479: Special Districts

GENERAL BILL by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caldwell ; Van Zant

Special Districts; Revising legislative intent with respect to the Uniform Special District Accountability Act to include dependent special districts; specifying the Legislature's authority to create dependent special districts by special act; providing for the identification of a dependent special district as dependent and an independent special district as independent in its charter; requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity to exclude inactive special districts from the official list of special districts; specifying that certain dependent special districts may be reviewed by specified local general purpose governments, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 3/9/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-22
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/29/2015 House • Filed
11/5/2015 House • Referred to Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; Local and Federal Affairs Committee -HJ 42
11/10/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Local Government Affairs Subcommittee, 11/18/15, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
11/18/2015 House • CS by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 162
11/19/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
11/24/2015 House • Now in Local and Federal Affairs Committee -HJ 156
• On Committee agenda-- Local and Federal Affairs Committee, 12/03/15, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
12/3/2015 House • Favorable by- Local and Federal Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 166
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 166
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 42
• CS by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 148
1/22/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/26/16
1/26/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 278
• Amendment(s) adopted (732589) -HJ 279
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/27/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 297
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 298
2/3/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy -SJ 320
2/9/2016 Senate • Received -SJ 320
2/18/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy -SJ 418
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 418
• Substituted for SB 956 -SJ 418
• Read 2nd time -SJ 418
• Amendment(s) adopted (791158) -SJ 419
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/23/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 444
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 444
2/24/2016 House • In returning messages
3/1/2016 House • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (791158) -HJ 608
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 110 NAYS 0 -HJ 608
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 608
3/1/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 640
3/8/2016 • Approved by Governor -HJ 928
3/9/2016 • Chapter No. 2016-22