Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 376
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/12/2017 06:57 PM       .                                

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory amendment)
    3         Delete lines 29 - 93
    4  and insert:
    5  subsection (1), each school board may levy not more than 2.0 1.5
    6  mills against the taxable value for school purposes for district
    7  schools, as specified in this section, and including charter
    8  schools, as specified in s. 1013.62 at the discretion of the
    9  school board, to fund:
   10         (a) New construction and remodeling projects, as set forth
   11  in s. 1013.64(3)(b) and (6)(b) and included in the district’s
   12  educational plant survey pursuant to s. 1013.31, without regard
   13  to prioritization, sites and site improvement or expansion to
   14  new sites, existing sites, auxiliary facilities, athletic
   15  facilities, or ancillary facilities.
   16         (b) Maintenance, renovation, and repair of existing school
   17  plants or of leased facilities to correct deficiencies pursuant
   18  to s. 1013.15(2).
   19         (c) The purchase, lease-purchase, or lease of school buses.
   20         (d) The purchase, lease-purchase, or lease of new and
   21  replacement equipment; computer hardware, including electronic
   22  hardware and other hardware devices necessary for gaining access
   23  to or enhancing the use of electronic content and resources or
   24  to facilitate the access to and the use of a school district’s
   25  digital classrooms plan pursuant to s. 1011.62, excluding
   26  software other than the operating system necessary to operate
   27  the hardware or device; and enterprise resource software
   28  applications that are classified as capital assets in accordance
   29  with definitions of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board,
   30  have a useful life of at least 5 years, and are used to support
   31  districtwide administration or state-mandated reporting
   32  requirements.
   33         (e) Payments for educational facilities and sites due under
   34  a lease-purchase agreement entered into by a district school
   35  board pursuant to s. 1003.02(1)(f) or s. 1013.15(2), not
   36  exceeding, in the aggregate, an amount equal to three-fourths of
   37  the proceeds from the millage levied by a district school board
   38  pursuant to this subsection. The three-fourths limit is waived
   39  for lease-purchase agreements entered into before June 30, 2009,
   40  by a district school board pursuant to this paragraph.
   41         (f) Payment of loans approved pursuant to ss. 1011.14 and
   42  1011.15.
   43         (g) Payment of costs directly related to complying with
   44  state and federal environmental statutes, rules, and regulations
   45  governing school facilities.
   46         (h) Payment of costs of leasing relocatable educational
   47  facilities, of renting or leasing educational facilities and
   48  sites pursuant to s. 1013.15(2), or of renting or leasing
   49  buildings or space within existing buildings pursuant to s.
   50  1013.15(4).
   51         (i) Payment of the cost of school buses when a school
   52  district contracts with a private entity to provide student
   53  transportation services if the district meets the requirements
   54  of this paragraph.
   55         1. The district’s contract must require that the private
   56  entity purchase, lease-purchase, or lease, and operate and
   57  maintain, one or more school buses of a specific type and size
   58  that meet the requirements of s. 1006.25.
   59         2. Each such school bus must be used for the daily
   60  transportation of public school students in the manner required
   61  by the school district.
   62         3. Annual payment for each such school bus may not exceed
   63  10 percent of the purchase price of the state pool bid.
   64         4. The proposed expenditure of the funds for this purpose
   65  must have been included in the district school board’s notice of
   66  proposed tax for school capital outlay as provided in s.
   67  200.065(10).
   68         (j) Payment of the cost of the opening day collection for
   69  the library media center of a new school.
   70         (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the revenue from 2.0
   71  1.5 mills is insufficient to meet the payments due under a
   72  lease-purchase agreement entered into before June 30, 2009, by a
   73  district school board pursuant to paragraph (2)(e), or to meet
   74  other critical district fixed capital outlay needs, the board,
   75  in addition to the 2.0 1.5 mills, may levy up to 0.25 mills for
   76  fixed capital outlay in lieu of levying an equivalent amount of
   77  the discretionary mills for operations as provided in the
   78  General Appropriations Act. Millage levied pursuant to this
   79  subsection is subject to the provisions of s. 200.065 and,
   80  combined with the 2.0 1.5 mills authorized in subsection (2),
   81  may not exceed 2.25 1.75 mills. If the district chooses to use
   82  up to 0.25 mills for fixed capital outlay, the compression
   83  adjustment pursuant to s. 1011.62(5) shall be calculated for the
   84  standard discretionary millage that is not eligible for transfer
   85  to capital outlay.
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   88  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   89         Delete lines 25 - 26
   90  and insert:
   91         Section 1. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 1011.71,
   92  Florida Statutes, are amended to read: