H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute facilities; establishment; funding.
1210.201 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute facilities; establishment; funding.—The Board of Directors of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute shall construct, furnish, and equip, and shall covenant to complete, the cancer research and clinical and related facilities of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute funded with proceeds from the Cigarette Tax Collection Trust Fund pursuant to s. 210.20. Moneys transferred to the Board of Directors of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute pursuant to s. 210.20 may be used to secure financing to pay costs related to constructing, furnishing, equipping, operating, and maintaining cancer research and clinical and related facilities; furnishing, equipping, operating, and maintaining other leased or owned properties; and paying costs incurred in connection with purchasing, financing, operating, and maintaining such equipment, facilities, and properties as provided in s. 210.20. Such financing may include the issuance of tax-exempt bonds or other forms of indebtedness by a local authority, municipality, or county pursuant to parts II and III of chapter 159. Such bonds shall not constitute state bonds for purposes of s. 11, Art. VII of the State Constitution, but shall constitute bonds of a “local agency,” as defined in s. 159.27(4). The cigarette tax dollars pledged to facilities pursuant to s. 210.20 may be replaced annually by the Legislature from tobacco litigation settlement proceeds.
History.—s. 2, ch. 98-286; s. 3, ch. 2002-393; s. 4, ch. 2012-32.
“(1) The executive director of the Department of Revenue is authorized, and all conditions are deemed met, to adopt emergency rules under ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of implementing this act.
“(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law, such emergency rules shall remain in effect for 6 months after the date adopted and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency rules.”