Florida Senate - 2011 SB 558 By Senator Wise 5-00851-11 2011558__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to school district revenue 3 enhancement; amending s. 14.2015, F.S.; requiring the 4 Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development to 5 sell naming rights for a public school facility or 6 space for commercial advertising to be displayed on 7 school buses or a public school facility to a private 8 sector business or entity pursuant to an agreement 9 with a district school board; providing requirements 10 for a contract for sale and remittance of contract 11 revenues; creating s. 1011.762, F.S.; authorizing a 12 district school board to enter into an agreement with 13 the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development 14 for a contract for sale for school district revenue 15 enhancement; providing for district school board 16 requirements for the naming of a public school 17 facility or advertising on school buses or public 18 school facilities; providing an effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 14.2015, Florida 23 Statutes, is amended to read: 24 14.2015 Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development; 25 creation; powers and duties.— 26 (2) The purpose of the Office of Tourism, Trade, and 27 Economic Development is to assist the Governor in working with 28 the Legislature, state agencies, local governmental agencies, 29 business leaders, and economic development professionals to 30 formulate and implement coherent and consistent policies and 31 strategies designed to provide economic opportunities for all 32 Floridians. To accomplish such purposes, the Office of Tourism, 33 Trade, and Economic Development shall: 34 (a) Contract, notwithstanding the provisions of part I of 35 chapter 287, with the direct-support organization created under 36 s. 288.1229 to guide, stimulate, and promote the sports industry 37 in the state, to promote the participation of Florida’s citizens 38 in amateur athletic competition, and to promote Florida as a 39 host for national and international amateur athletic 40 competitions. 41 (b) Monitor the activities of public-private partnerships 42 and state agencies in order to avoid duplication and promote 43 coordinated and consistent implementation of programs in areas 44 including, but not limited to, tourism; international trade and 45 investment; business recruitment, creation, retention, and 46 expansion; workforce development; minority and small business 47 development; and rural community development. As part of its 48 responsibilities under this paragraph, the office shall work 49 with Enterprise Florida, Inc., and Workforce Florida, Inc., to 50 ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, there are direct 51 linkages between the economic development and workforce 52 development goals and strategies of the state. 53 (c) Facilitate the direct involvement of the Governor and 54 the Lieutenant Governor in economic development and workforce 55 development projects designed to create, expand, and retain 56 Florida businesses and to recruit worldwide business, as well as 57 in other job-creating efforts. 58 (d) Assist the Governor, in cooperation with Enterprise 59 Florida, Inc., Workforce Florida, Inc., and the Florida 60 Commission on Tourism, in preparing an annual report to the 61 Legislature on the state of the business climate in Florida and 62 on the state of economic development in Florida which will 63 include the identification of problems and the recommendation of 64 solutions. This report shall be submitted to the President of 65 the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the 66 Senate Minority Leader, and the House Minority Leader by January 67 1 of each year, and it shall be in addition to the Governor’s 68 message to the Legislature under the State Constitution and any 69 other economic reports required by law. 70 (e) Plan and conduct at least one meeting per calendar year 71 of leaders in business, government, education, workforce 72 development, and economic development called by the Governor to 73 address the business climate in the state, develop a common 74 vision for the economic future of the state, and identify 75 economic development efforts to fulfill that vision. 76 (f)1. Administer the Florida Enterprise Zone Act under ss. 77 290.001-290.016, the community contribution tax credit program 78 under ss. 220.183 and 624.5105, the tax refund program for 79 qualified target industry businesses under s. 288.106, the tax 80 refund program for qualified defense contractors and space 81 flight business contractors under s. 288.1045, contracts for 82 transportation projects under s. 288.063, the sports franchise 83 facility programs under ss. 288.1162 and 288.11621, the 84 professional golf hall of fame facility program under s. 85 288.1168, the expedited permitting process under s. 403.973, the 86 Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund under s. 87 288.065, the Regional Rural Development Grants Program under s. 88 288.018, the Certified Capital Company Act under s. 288.99, the 89 Florida State Rural Development Council, the Rural Economic 90 Development Initiative, and other programs that are specifically 91 assigned to the office by law, by the appropriations process, or 92 by the Governor. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, 93 the office may expend interest earned from the investment of 94 program funds deposited in the Grants and Donations Trust Fund 95 to contract for the administration of the programs, or portions 96 of the programs, enumerated in this paragraph or assigned to the 97 office by law, by the appropriations process, or by the 98 Governor. Such expenditures shall be subject to review under 99 chapter 216. 100 2. The office may enter into contracts in connection with 101 the fulfillment of its duties concerning the Florida First 102 Business Bond Pool under chapter 159, tax incentives under 103 chapters 212 and 220, tax incentives under the Certified Capital 104 Company Act in chapter 288, foreign offices under chapter 288, 105 the Enterprise Zone program under chapter 290, the Seaport 106 Employment Training program under chapter 311, the Florida 107 Professional Sports Team License Plates under chapter 320, 108 Spaceport Florida under chapter 331, Expedited Permitting under 109 chapter 403, and in carrying out other functions that are 110 specifically assigned to the office by law, by the 111 appropriations process, or by the Governor. 112 (g) Administer the Black Business Loan Program, the purpose 113 of which is to leverage state, local, and private funds to 114 provide loans and loan guarantees to black business enterprises 115 that cannot obtain capital through conventional lending 116 institutions but that otherwise could compete successfully in 117 the private sector. 118 (h) Serve as contract administrator for the state with 119 respect to contracts with Enterprise Florida, Inc., the Florida 120 Commission on Tourism, Space Florida, and all direct-support 121 organizations under this act, excluding those relating to 122 tourism. To accomplish the provisions of this act and applicable 123 provisions of chapter 288, and notwithstanding the provisions of 124 part I of chapter 287, the office shall enter into specific 125 contracts with Enterprise Florida, Inc., the Florida Commission 126 on Tourism, Space Florida, and other appropriate direct-support 127 organizations. Such contracts may be multiyear and shall include 128 specific performance measures for each year. 129 (i) Provide administrative oversight for the Office of Film 130 and Entertainment, created under s. 288.1251, to develop, 131 promote, and provide services to the state’s entertainment 132 industry and to administratively house the Florida Film and 133 Entertainment Advisory Council created under s. 288.1252. 134 (j) Prepare and submit as a separate budget entity a 135 unified budget request for tourism, trade, and economic 136 development in accordance with chapter 216 for, and in 137 conjunction with, Enterprise Florida, Inc., and its boards, the 138 Florida Commission on Tourism and its direct-support 139 organization, the Florida Black Business Investment Board, the 140 Office of Film and Entertainment, and the direct-support 141 organization created to promote the sports industry. 142 (k) Adopt rules, as necessary, to carry out its functions 143 in connection with the administration of the Qualified Target 144 Industry program, the Qualified Defense Contractor program, the 145 Certified Capital Company Act, the Enterprise Zone program, and 146 the Florida First Business Bond pool. 147 (l) Sell the naming rights for a public school facility or 148 space for commercial advertising to be displayed on school buses 149 or a public school facility to a private sector business or 150 entity pursuant to an agreement with a district school board 151 pursuant to s. 1011.762. A contract for sale shall be subject to 152 district school board approval and may be a multiyear contract. 153 Ninety-five percent of the revenue from a contract shall be 154 remitted to the district school board to provide revenue 155 enhancement for the school district and 5 percent of the revenue 156 shall be retained by the office. 157 Section 2. Section 1011.762, Florida Statutes, is created 158 to read: 159 1011.762 School district revenue enhancement.— 160 (1) Each district school board may enter into an agreement 161 with the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development for 162 the sale of the naming rights for a public school facility or of 163 space for commercial advertising to be displayed on the exterior 164 or interior of school buses or a public school facility by the 165 office pursuant to s. 14.2015(2)(l). The agreement shall include 166 requirements for display, and the contract for sale is subject 167 to district school board approval. Ninety-five percent of the 168 revenue from a contract for sale shall be remitted to the 169 district school board to provide school district revenue 170 enhancement. 171 (2)(a) A district school board shall establish requirements 172 for the naming of a public school facility or advertising on 173 school buses or a public school facility which are age and 174 content appropriate and do not interfere with the safety of 175 students. 176 (b) A district school board shall determine the use of 177 revenue generated by a contract for sale pursuant to s. 178 14.2015(2)(l). 179 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.