Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1026
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/17/2013           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Gardiner)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 197.502, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax
    8  sale certificate; fees.—
    9         (1) The holder of a tax certificate at any time after 2
   10  years have elapsed since April 1 of the year of issuance of the
   11  tax certificate and before the cancellation of the certificate,
   12  may file the certificate and an application for a tax deed with
   13  the tax collector of the county where the property described in
   14  the certificate is located. The tax collector may charge a tax
   15  deed application fee of $75 and for reimbursement of the costs
   16  for providing online tax deed application services. If the tax
   17  collector charges a combined fee in excess of $75, applicants
   18  shall have the option of using the electronic tax deed
   19  application process or filing applications without using such
   20  service.
   21         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.
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   24         And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   26  and insert:
   27                        A bill to be entitled                      
   28         An act relating to tax deeds; amending s. 197.502,
   29         F.S.; authorizing the tax collector to charge for
   30         reimbursement of the costs for providing online tax
   31         deed application services; providing that an
   32         applicant’s use of such online application services is
   33         optional under certain circumstances; providing an
   34         effective date.