Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 142
       By Senator Dean
       5-00157-15                                             2015142__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to nonresidential farm buildings;
    3         amending s. 604.50, F.S.; exempting nonresidential
    4         farm buildings, farm fences, and farm signs that are
    5         located on lands used for bona fide agricultural
    6         purposes from any county or municipal assessment,
    7         including a dependent special district assessment;
    8         providing an exception; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 604.50, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         604.50 Nonresidential farm buildings; farm fences; farm
   15  signs.—
   16         (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a
   17  any nonresidential farm building, farm fence, or farm sign that
   18  is located on lands used for bona fide agricultural purposes is
   19  exempt from the Florida Building Code and any county or
   20  municipal code, or fee, or assessment, including a dependent
   21  special district assessment, except for code provisions that
   22  implement implementing local, state, or federal floodplain
   23  management regulations. A farm sign located on a public road may
   24  not be erected, used, operated, or maintained in a manner that
   25  violates any of the standards provided in s. 479.11(4), (5)(a),
   26  and (6)-(8).
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.