Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 7123, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1b/AD/3R         .           Floor: RC            
             05/03/2019 04:35 PM       .      05/03/2019 09:33 PM       

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (749698) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 611 and 612
    5  insert:
    6         Section 20. Subsection (9) of section 1011.71, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         1011.71 District school tax.—
    9         (9) In addition to the maximum millage levied under this
   10  section and the General Appropriations Act, a school district
   11  may levy, by local referendum or in a general election,
   12  additional millage for school operational purposes up to an
   13  amount that, when combined with nonvoted millage levied under
   14  this section, does not exceed the 10-mill limit established in
   15  s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State Constitution. Any such levy shall
   16  be for a maximum of 4 years and shall be counted as part of the
   17  10-mill limit established in s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State
   18  Constitution. For the purpose of distributing taxes collected
   19  pursuant to this subsection, the term “school operational
   20  purposes” includes charter schools sponsored by a school
   21  district. Millage elections conducted under the authority
   22  granted pursuant to this section are subject to s. 1011.73.
   23  Funds generated by such additional millage do not become a part
   24  of the calculation of the Florida Education Finance Program
   25  total potential funds in 2001-2002 or any subsequent year and
   26  must not be incorporated in the calculation of any hold-harmless
   27  or other component of the Florida Education Finance Program
   28  formula in any year. If an increase in required local effort,
   29  when added to existing millage levied under the 10-mill limit,
   30  would result in a combined millage in excess of the 10-mill
   31  limit, any millage levied pursuant to this subsection shall be
   32  considered to be required local effort to the extent that the
   33  district millage would otherwise exceed the 10-mill limit. A
   34  referendum to levy a millage under this subsection may not
   35  prohibit or restrict sharing of the generated funds with charter
   36  schools and funds levied must be used in a manner consistent
   37  with the purposes of the levy.
   38         Section 21. The provisions of this act relating to s.
   39  1011.71, Florida Statutes, apply to levies authorized by a vote
   40  of the electors on or after July 1, 2019.
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   43  And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Between lines 720 and 721
   45  insert:
   46         amending s. 1011.71, F.S.; defining the term “school
   47         operational purposes” to include charter schools
   48         sponsored by a school district; prohibiting referenda
   49         on levies for school operational purposes from
   50         prohibiting or restricting sharing of generated funds
   51         with charter schools; requiring that funds levied be
   52         used in a certain manner; providing applicability;