Florida Senate - 2017 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 376
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
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
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
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.
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.
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: