Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 883, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Lee moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (333236) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Before line 5
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 165.0615, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         165.0615 Municipal conversion of independent special
    9  districts upon elector-initiated and approved referendum.—
   10         (1) The qualified electors of an independent special
   11  district may commence a municipal conversion proceeding by
   12  filing a petition with the governing body of the independent
   13  special district proposed to be converted if the district meets
   14  all of the following criteria:
   15         (a) It was created by special act of the Legislature.
   16         (b) It is designated as an improvement district and created
   17  pursuant to chapter 298 or is designated as a stewardship
   18  district and created pursuant to s. 189.031.
   19         (c) Its governing board is elected.
   20         (d) Its governing board agrees to the conversion.
   21         (e) It provides at least four of the following municipal
   22  services: water, sewer, solid waste, drainage, roads,
   23  transportation, public works, fire and rescue, street lighting,
   24  parks and recreation, or library or cultural facilities.
   25         (f) No portion of the district is located within the
   26  jurisdictional limits of a municipality.
   27         (g) It meets the minimum population standards specified in
   28  s. 165.061(1)(b).
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Between lines 123 and 124
   33  insert:
   34         165.0615, F.S.; adding a minimum population standard
   35         as a criteria that must be met before qualified
   36         electors of an independent special district commence a
   37         certain municipal conversion proceeding; amending s.