Florida Senate - 2013 SB 480 By Senator Stargel 15-00527-13 2013480__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to enterprise zones; creating s. 3 290.0079, F.S.; authorizing Polk County, the City of 4 Auburndale, the City of Bartow, the City of Eagle 5 Lake, the City of Fort Meade, the City of Frostproof, 6 the City of Lake Wales, the City of Mulberry, and the 7 City of Polk City to apply, individually or jointly, 8 to the Department of Economic Opportunity for 9 designation of a specified number of enterprise zones; 10 providing application requirements; requiring the 11 department to establish the effective dates of the 12 enterprise zones; providing an effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 290.0079, Florida Statutes, is created 17 to read: 18 290.0079 Enterprise zone designations for Polk County, the 19 City of Auburndale, the City of Bartow, the City of Eagle Lake, 20 the City of Fort Meade, the City of Frostproof, the City of Lake 21 Wales, the City of Mulberry, and the City of Polk City.—The City 22 of Auburndale, the City of Bartow, the City of Eagle Lake, the 23 City of Fort Meade, the City of Frostproof, the City of Lake 24 Wales, the City of Mulberry, and the City of Polk City may 25 apply, individually, jointly with Polk County, or in any 26 combination, to the department for designation of enterprise 27 zones within Polk County. The applications must comply with the 28 requirements of s. 290.0055. The department may designate up to 29 eight enterprise zones, consisting of no more than one 30 enterprise zone for each city, either individually or in 31 combination with the county, notwithstanding s. 290.0065 32 limiting the total number of enterprise zones designated and the 33 number of enterprise zones within a population category. The 34 department shall establish the initial effective date of the 35 enterprise zones under this section. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.