Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 722
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/30/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Finance and Tax (Flores) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 75 and 76
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. The Department of Economic Opportunity shall
    6  conduct a study of intrastate commercial air service and flight
    7  training and education and develop recommendations for policies
    8  that are likely to improve the quality of such service,
    9  training, and education. The study must include an analysis of
   10  historic trends in intrastate commercial air service and must
   11  identify factors that have affected prices and the frequency of
   12  flights between destinations in this state. The study must also
   13  compare the incentives provided by this state to the commercial
   14  airline industry, generally, and to specific air carriers with
   15  similar incentives that have been provided by other states and
   16  must evaluate the effect that these incentives have had on
   17  commercial air service in this state and other states. The
   18  department shall submit a report on the study to the Governor,
   19  the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   20  Representatives on or before November 13, 2015.
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   23  And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Delete lines 2 - 7
   25  and insert:
   26         An act relating to aviation; amending s. 206.9825,
   27         F.S.; revising the tax rate of the excise tax on
   28         certain aviation fuels; deleting an excise tax
   29         exemption for certain aviation fuel delivered by
   30         licensed wholesalers or terminal suppliers that
   31         increase the state’s workforce by certain amounts;
   32         requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity to
   33         conduct a study on specified issues relating to
   34         intrastate commercial air service and flight training
   35         and education; requiring the department to submit a
   36         report on the study to the Governor and the
   37         Legislature by a specified date;