Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1151, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/3R          .                                
             03/09/2018 07:59 PM       .                                

       Senator Lee moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 211 and 212
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 165.0615, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         165.0615 Municipal conversion of independent special
    8  districts upon elector-initiated and approved referendum.—
    9         (1) The qualified electors of an independent special
   10  district may commence a municipal conversion proceeding by
   11  filing a petition with the governing body of the independent
   12  special district proposed to be converted if the district meets
   13  all of the following criteria:
   14         (a) It was created by special act of the Legislature.
   15         (b) It is designated as an improvement district and created
   16  pursuant to chapter 298 or is designated as a stewardship
   17  district and created pursuant to s. 189.031.
   18         (c) Its governing board is elected.
   19         (d) Its governing board agrees to the conversion.
   20         (e) It provides at least four of the following municipal
   21  services: water, sewer, solid waste, drainage, roads,
   22  transportation, public works, fire and rescue, street lighting,
   23  parks and recreation, or library or cultural facilities.
   24         (f) No portion of the district is located within the
   25  jurisdictional limits of a municipality.
   26         (g)It meets the minimum population standards specified in
   27  s. 165.061(1)(b).
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 2
   32  and insert:
   33         An act relating to growth management; amending s.
   34         165.0615, F.S.; adding a minimum population standard
   35         as a criterion that must be met before qualified
   36         electors of an independent special district commence a
   37         certain municipal conversion proceeding;