Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1718
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Thrasher) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 54 - 134
    4  and insert:
    5  enhancements; capital expenditures and infrastructure projects;
    6  fixed capital costs associated with the construction,
    7  reconstruction, renovation, maintenance, or improvement of
    8  facilities and campuses that have a useful life expectancy of at
    9  least 5 years; deferred maintenance; land improvement, design,
   10  and engineering costs related thereto; and the expansion and
   11  enhancement of facilities at all institution sites within the
   12  county. The proceeds of the surtax must be set aside and
   13  invested as permitted by law, with the principal and income to
   14  be used for the purposes listed in this subsection as
   15  administered by the board of trustees.
   16         (b) If the county, at the request of a Florida College
   17  System institution in the county, calls for a referendum, the
   18  expense of holding the referendum may not be paid with student
   19  fees or moneys that the institution receives from the state, but
   20  shall be paid only with funds received from private sources or
   21  with college auxiliary funds. The county shall provide at least
   22  30 days’ notice of the election as provided under s. 100.342.
   23         (c) The referendum providing for the imposition of the
   24  surtax must include a statement that provides a brief and
   25  general description of the purposes for which the proceeds of
   26  the surtax may be used, conform to the requirements of s.
   27  101.161, and be placed on the ballot by the governing body of
   28  the county. The following questions shall be placed on the
   29  ballot:
   31                       FOR THE. . . .CENTS TAX                     
   32                     AGAINST THE. . . .CENTS TAX                   
   34         (d) Upon approval of the referendum, proceeds from the
   35  surtax must be deposited by the Department of Revenue into a
   36  Florida Prime account managed by the Florida State Board of
   37  Administration and used only for the operation, maintenance, and
   38  administration of the Florida College System institution within
   39  that county.
   40         (e) Upon approval of the referendum, an oversight board
   41  shall be established to review, accept, or amend expenditures of
   42  the proceeds of the surtax and to review the plan prepared by
   43  the board of trustees pursuant to paragraph (f). Annually, or as
   44  needed, the oversight board shall meet to approve the proposed
   45  spending plan.
   46         1. The board shall be composed of seven members who are
   47  residents of the county and appointed as follows:
   48         a. Two members appointed by the board of trustees of the
   49  Florida College System institution, who may not be members of
   50  the board of trustees.
   51         b. Two members appointed by the chair of the county
   52  legislative delegation.
   53         c. One member appointed by the board of directors of the
   54  Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
   55         d. One member appointed by the board of directors of the
   56  United Way of Miami-Dade County, who must be a member of the
   57  board of directors.
   58         e. One member appointed by the Beacon Council, Miami-Dade
   59  County’s official economic development partnership.
   60         2. Initial appointments to the oversight board shall be
   61  made by the respective entities within 60 days after the passage
   62  of the referendum. Each member shall be appointed for a 4-year
   63  term. A vacancy on the board shall be filled for the unexpired
   64  portion of the term in the same manner as the original
   65  appointment. A member appointed to fill a vacancy may not serve
   66  for more than the remaining portion of the unexpired term.
   67         (f) Consistent with the purposes stated in the plan
   68  included in the ordinance under paragraph (a), the board of
   69  trustees of the Florida College System institution shall
   70  annually prepare a plan that specifies how the board of trustees
   71  intends to allocate and expend the funds for the institution’s
   72  upcoming fiscal year and submit such plan to the oversight board
   73  for approval.
   74         (g) The annual apportionment of state funds for the support
   75  of a Florida College System institution allocated under general
   76  law may not be reduced because the institution has received
   77  funds pursuant to a sales surtax levied under this subsection.
   78         (h) A surtax imposed under this subsection expires 5 years
   79  after the effective date of the surtax.
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   82         And the title is amended as follows:
   83         Delete lines 22 - 23
   84  and insert:
   85         surtax; providing an effective date.