Florida Senate - 2011                                    SB 1256
       By Senator Altman
       24-01222-11                                           20111256__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the aviation fuel tax; providing a
    3         short title; amending s. 206.9825, F.S.; authorizing a
    4         refund of the aviation fuel tax collected on aviation
    5         fuel purchased by certain commercial airlines in the
    6         state capital under certain circumstances; specifying
    7         criteria; providing for application of certain refund
    8         administration procedures; prohibiting application in
    9         certain municipalities; prohibiting implementation
   10         from reducing or otherwise adversely affecting certain
   11         aviation grants; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Capital City
   16  Aviation Fuel Tax Act.”
   17         Section 2. Subsection (7) is added to section 206.9825,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         206.9825 Aviation fuel tax.—
   20         (7)(a) A commercial airline that purchases aviation fuel
   21  that is placed into an aircraft owned by the airline while the
   22  aircraft is in the state capital may obtain a refund of the tax
   23  imposed in paragraph (1)(a) if:
   24         1. The commercial airline has a ticket counter presence in
   25  the state capital.
   26         2. The aircraft is refueled in connection with a flight
   27  that embarks or disembarks passengers in the state capital.
   28         (b) A refund claimed pursuant to this subsection shall be
   29  governed by the administrative procedures specified in s.
   30  206.41(5), except for the provisions requiring refund permits.
   31         (c) This subsection does not apply in any municipality
   32  other than the state capital.
   33         (d) The implementation of this subsection may not be
   34  construed to reduce or otherwise adversely affect any aviation
   35  grants received by the municipal government in the state
   36  capital.
   37         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.