Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 278 Ì8703920Î870392 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/18/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Community Affairs (Steube) recommended the following: 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (682170) (with title 2 amendment) 3 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. 14 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.