Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1210 By Senator Bullard 39-01469A-16 20161210__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to land authorities; amending s. 3 380.0666, F.S.; authorizing land authorities to 4 acquire real and personal property or any interest 5 therein to reduce impacts on hurricane evacuation 6 clearance times and to contribute funds to the 7 Department of Environmental Protection for the 8 acquisition of lands by the department; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 380.0666, Florida 14 Statutes, is amended to read: 15 380.0666 Powers of land authority.—The land authority shall 16 have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and 17 effectuate the purposes and provisions of this act, including 18 the following powers, which are in addition to all other powers 19 granted by other provisions of this act: 20 (3) To acquire and dispose of real and personal property or 21 any interest therein when such acquisition is necessary or 22 appropriate to protect the natural environment, provide public 23 access or public recreational facilities, preserve wildlife 24 habitat areas, provide affordable housing to families whose 25 income does not exceed 160 percent of the median family income 26 for the area, reduce impacts on hurricane evacuation clearance 27 times, or provide access to management of acquired lands; to 28 acquire interests in land by means of land exchanges; to 29 contribute tourist impact tax revenues received pursuant to s. 30 125.0108 to its most populous municipality or the housing 31 authority of such municipality, at the request of the commission 32 or council of such municipality, for the construction, 33 redevelopment, or preservation of affordable housing in an area 34 of critical state concern within such municipality; to 35 contribute funds to the Department of Environmental Protection 36 for the acquisition of lands by the department; and to enter 37 into all alternatives to the acquisition of fee interests in 38 land, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of 39 easements, development rights, life estates, leases, and 40 leaseback arrangements. However, the land authority shall make 41 an
suchacquisition or contribution to the Department of 42 Environmental Protection only if: 43 (a) Such acquisition or contribution is consistent with 44 land development regulations and local comprehensive plans 45 adopted and approved pursuant to this chapter; 46 (b) The property acquired is within an area designated as 47 an area of critical state concern at the time of acquisition or 48 is within an area that was designated as an area of critical 49 state concern for at least 20 consecutive years before prior to50 removal of the designation; and 51 (c) The property to be acquired has not been selected for 52 purchase through another local, regional, state, or federal 53 public land acquisition program. Such restriction does shallnot 54 apply if the land authority cooperates with the other public 55 land acquisition programs which listed the lands for 56 acquisition, to coordinate the acquisition and disposition of 57 such lands. In such cases, the land authority may enter into 58 contractual or other agreements to acquire lands jointly or for 59 eventual resale to other public land acquisition programs. 60 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.