Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7005, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             05/01/2014 03:01 PM       .                                

       Senator Diaz de la Portilla moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1644 and 1645
    4  insert:
    5         Section 42. The governing body of a municipality that
    6  created a downtown development authority and was authorized to
    7  levy an additional ad valorem tax under chapter 65-1090, Laws of
    8  Florida, for which ad valorem taxing authority was continued by
    9  the emplacement of such authority in the local ordinances of all
   10  affected municipalities by chapter 71-29, Laws of Florida, and
   11  that was not repealed by the Legislature, so that all ordinances
   12  enacted and operating under chapters 65-1090 and 71-29, Laws of
   13  Florida, were, are, and continue exercising such valid ad
   14  valorem taxing authority, may continue to levy such additional
   15  ad valorem tax on all real and personal property in the downtown
   16  district of up to 0.5 mills for the purpose of financing the
   17  operation of the authority. The levy of the ad valorem tax is in
   18  addition to regular ad valorem taxes and special assessments for
   19  improvements imposed by the governing body of the municipality;
   20  however, the combined levy may not exceed the maximum millage
   21  authorized for municipal purposes under s. 9(b), Article VII of
   22  the State Constitution.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete line 208
   27  and insert:
   28         plates; authorizing certain municipalities to continue
   29         levying an additional ad valorem tax to finance the
   30         operation of a downtown development authority;
   31         providing that the tax is in addition to regular ad
   32         valorem taxes and assessments imposed by the
   33         municipality; prohibiting the combined taxes and
   34         assessments of the municipality from exceeding a
   35         specified millage; providing an effective date.