Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 122
       By Senator Steube
       23-00249-17                                            2017122__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to sports franchise facilities;
    3         creating s. 288.11633, F.S.; prohibiting a sports
    4         franchise from constructing, reconstructing,
    5         renovating, or improving a facility on leased public
    6         land; requiring that a sale of public land for a
    7         sports franchise facility be at fair market value;
    8         defining the terms “facility” and “sports franchise”;
    9         providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 288.11633, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         288.11633Sports franchise facilities; lease or sale of
   16  public land.—
   17         (1)Notwithstanding any other provision of law:
   18         (a)A sports franchise may not construct, reconstruct,
   19  renovate, or improve a facility on public land leased from the
   20  state or a political subdivision thereof.
   21         (b)A sale of public land by the state or a political
   22  subdivision thereof for a sports franchise to construct,
   23  reconstruct, renovate, or improve a facility on such land must
   24  be at fair market value.
   25         (2)For purposes of this section, the term:
   26         (a)“Facility” means a structure, and its adjoining parcels
   27  of land, primarily used to host games or events held by a sports
   28  franchise.
   29         (b)“Sports franchise” means a professional or semi
   30  professional sports franchise, including, but not limited to, a
   31  franchise of the National Football League, the National Hockey
   32  League, the National Basketball Association, the National League
   33  or American League of Major League Baseball, Minor League
   34  Baseball, Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League,
   35  or the promoter of a signature event sanctioned by the National
   36  Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.