Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 278
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/18/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Steube) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (682170) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 456 - 464
    5  and insert:
    6         (10) DATES FOR REFERENDA.—Other than a surtax that will be
    7  revenue-neutral to the county, a referendum to adopt or amend a
    8  local government sales surtax under this section shall be held
    9  only at a general election, as defined in s. 97.021, and
   10  requires the approval of a majority of the voters voting on the
   11  ballot question for passage. A referendum on a surtax that will
   12  be revenue neutral to the county may be held at a special
   13  election or conducted by mail ballot.
   15  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   16  And the title is amended as follows:
   17         Delete lines 3 - 7
   18  and insert:
   19         212.055, F.S.; requiring referenda adopting or
   20         amending local government discretionary sales
   21         surtaxes, except for revenue-neutral surtaxes, to be
   22         held only at a general election and specifying the
   23         required approval of voters necessary for passage;
   24         authorizing referenda for revenue-neutral surtaxes to
   25         be held at a special election or conducted by mail
   26         ballot; conforming provisions to changes made by the
   27         act; providing an effective date.