2012 Florida Statutes
279.03 Legislative intent.—
(1) The code provides that interest with respect to certain obligations may not be exempt from federal income taxation unless such obligations are in registered form. It is therefore a matter of state concern that public entities be authorized to provide for the issuance of obligations in such form. It is a purpose of this act to empower all public entities to establish and maintain a system pursuant to which obligations may be issued in registered form within the meaning of the applicable provisions of the code.
(2) Obligations traditionally have been issued in bearer form rather than in registered form; and a change from bearer form to registered form may affect the relationships and rights and duties of issuers of, and persons dealing with, obligations, and by such effects may affect the costs. Such effects will impact the various issuers and varieties of obligations differently depending on their legal and financial characteristics, their markets, and their adaptability to recent and prospective technological and organizational developments. It is therefore a matter of state concern that public entities be provided flexibility in the development of such systems and control over system incidents, so as to accommodate such differing impacts. It is a purpose of this act to empower the establishment and maintenance, and amendment from time to time, of differing systems of registration of obligations, including system incidents, so as to accommodate the differing impacts upon issuers and varieties of obligations. It is further a purpose of this act to authorize systems that will facilitate the prompt and accurate transfer of registered public obligations and to develop practices with regard to the registration and transfer of registered public obligations.
History.—s. 3, ch. 83-271.