Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 698
       By Senator Wise
       5-00733-12                                             2012698__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to public retirement plans; amending
    3         s. 185.03, F.S.; specifying applicability of ch. 185,
    4         F.S., to certain consolidated governments; providing
    5         that a municipality that has entered into an
    6         interlocal agreement to provide police protection
    7         services to another incorporated municipality, in its
    8         entirety, is eligible to receive the premium taxes
    9         reported for the other municipality under certain
   10         circumstances; authorizing the municipality receiving
   11         the police protection services to enact an ordinance
   12         levying a tax as provided by law; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 185.03,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         185.03 Municipal police officers’ retirement trust funds;
   20  creation; applicability of provisions; participation by public
   21  safety officers.—For any municipality, chapter plan, local law
   22  municipality, or local law plan under this chapter:
   23         (4)(a) The provisions of this chapter shall apply only to
   24  municipalities organized and established pursuant to the laws of
   25  the state, and said provisions shall not apply to the
   26  unincorporated areas of any county or counties nor shall the
   27  provisions hereof apply to any governmental entity whose police
   28  officers are eligible to participate in the Florida Retirement
   29  System.
   30         (b) With respect to the distribution of premium taxes, a
   31  single consolidated government consisting of a former county and
   32  one or more municipalities, consolidated pursuant to s. 3 or s.
   33  6(e), Art. VIII of the State Constitution, is also eligible to
   34  participate under this chapter. The consolidated government
   35  shall notify the division when it has entered into an interlocal
   36  agreement to provide police services to a municipality within
   37  its boundaries. The municipality may enact an ordinance levying
   38  the tax as provided in s. 185.08. Upon being provided copies of
   39  the interlocal agreement and the municipal ordinance levying the
   40  tax, the division shall distribute any premium taxes reported
   41  for the municipality to the consolidated government as long as
   42  the interlocal agreement is in effect.
   43         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.