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. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 288.11633, Florida Statutes, is created 14 to read: 15 288.11633 Sports 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.