Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 236
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/13/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Budget Subcommittee on General Government
       Appropriations (Hays) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 43 and 44
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Section 380.0685, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         380.0685 State park in area of critical state concern in
    8  county which creates land authority; surcharge on admission and
    9  overnight occupancy.—The Department of Environmental Protection
   10  shall impose and collect a surcharge of 50 cents per person per
   11  day, or $5 per annual family auto entrance permit, on admission
   12  to all state parks in areas of critical state concern located in
   13  a county which creates a land authority pursuant to s.
   14  380.0663(1), and a surcharge of $2.50 per night per campsite,
   15  cabin, or other overnight recreational occupancy unit in state
   16  parks in areas of critical state concern located in a county
   17  which creates a land authority pursuant to s. 380.0663(1);
   18  however, no surcharge shall be imposed or collected under this
   19  section for overnight use by nonprofit groups of organized group
   20  camps, primitive camping areas, or other facilities intended
   21  primarily for organized group use. Such surcharges shall be
   22  imposed within 90 days after any county creating a land
   23  authority notifies the Department of Environmental Protection
   24  that the land authority has been created. The proceeds from such
   25  surcharges, less a collection fee that shall be kept by the
   26  Department of Environmental Protection for the actual cost of
   27  collection, not to exceed 2 percent, shall be transmitted to the
   28  land authority of the county from which the revenue was
   29  generated. Such funds shall be used to purchase property in the
   30  area or areas of critical state concern in the county from which
   31  the revenue was generated. An amount not to exceed 10 percent
   32  may be used for administration and other costs incident to such
   33  purchases. However, the proceeds of the surcharges imposed and
   34  collected pursuant to this section in a state park or parks
   35  located wholly within a municipality, less the costs of
   36  collection as provided herein, shall be transmitted to that
   37  municipality for use by the municipality for land acquisition or
   38  for beach renourishment or restoration, including, but not
   39  limited to, costs associated with any design, permitting,
   40  monitoring, and mitigation of such work, as well as the work
   41  itself. However, these funds may not be included in any
   42  calculation used for providing state matching funds for local
   43  contributions for beach renourishment or restoration. The
   44  surcharges levied under this section shall remain imposed as
   45  long as the land authority is in existence.
   47  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   48         And the title is amended as follows:
   49         Between lines 12 and 13
   50  insert:
   51         amending s. 380.0685, F.S., relating to a surcharge
   52         imposed on admission fees to state parks in areas of
   53         critical state concern located in certain counties;
   54         providing for certain municipalities to use the
   55         proceeds of the surcharge for land acquisition or
   56         beach renourishment or restoration; providing
   57         limitations for purposes of determining state matching
   58         funds;