Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 278
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/10/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Ring) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 189.056, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         189.056 Downtown development districts; ad valorem
    8  taxation.—
    9         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the
   10  revitalization of downtown areas within large municipalities
   11  where the societal ills associated with urban blight are most
   12  prevalent. However, in recognition of the traditionally broad
   13  home rule power exercised by charter counties, the Legislature
   14  intends that this section apply only to certain counties.
   15         (2) The governing body of a municipality with a population
   16  of more than 400,000, as determined by the Office of Economic
   17  and Demographic Research, and located in a county as defined in
   18  s. 125.011(1) may, by ordinance, levy an ad valorem tax of up to
   19  0.475 mill on the taxable value of all real and personal
   20  property located in a downtown development district to help
   21  finance the operation of the district. The district’s millage
   22  may not exceed 0.475 mill and may not exceed the limitations
   23  contained in s. 200.001(8)(d) for dependent special districts.
   24         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.
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   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   29  and insert:
   30                        A bill to be entitled                      
   31         An act relating to downtown development districts;
   32         creating s. 189.056, F.S.; providing legislative
   33         intent; authorizing municipalities larger than a
   34         certain population and located in certain counties to
   35         levy an ad valorem tax on real and personal property
   36         in downtown development districts; specifying the
   37         purpose of such ad valorem tax; limiting the downtown
   38         development district’s ad valorem millage rate;
   39         providing an effective date.