Florida Senate - 2014 CS for SB 730 By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Galvano 578-02187-14 2014730c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to municipal governing body meetings; 3 amending s. 166.0213, F.S.; authorizing the governing 4 body of a municipality to hold joint meetings with the 5 governing body of the county within which the 6 municipality is located; providing for the location 7 and time of such meetings; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 166.0213, Florida Statutes, is amended 13 to read: 14 166.0213 Governing body meetings.— 15 (1) The governing body of a municipality having a 16 population of 500 or fewer residents may hold meetings within 5 17 miles of the exterior jurisdictional boundary of the 18 municipality at such time and place as may be prescribed by 19 ordinance or resolution. 20 (2) The governing body of a municipality may hold joint 21 meetings with the governing body of the county within which the 22 municipality is located in order to receive, discuss, and act 23 upon matters of mutual interest. A joint meeting may be held 24 within the municipality or the county at such time and place as 25 may be prescribed by ordinance or resolution. 26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.