Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 112
       By Senator Rader
       29-00131-20                                            2020112__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a capital relocation study;
    3         requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and
    4         Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to conduct a study
    5         regarding the relocation of the state capital;
    6         prescribing requirements for the study; requiring
    7         OPPAGA to submit a report to the Legislature by a
    8         specified date; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. (1) The Office of Program Policy Analysis and
   13  Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall conduct a study that
   14  identifies and makes findings regarding the relocation of the
   15  state capital to a location in Central Florida.
   16         (2) In conducting the study, OPPAGA must consider, at a
   17  minimum:
   18         (a) Ease of travel to the state capital for members of the
   19  public.
   20         (b) Total cost of travel to and from the state capital for
   21  members of the Legislature during interim committee weeks and
   22  legislative session.
   23         (c) Relocating the State Capitol Building; the Supreme
   24  Court; the offices of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and
   25  the Cabinet; and the legislative branch of state government to
   26  Central Florida, and the associated costs of such relocation.
   27         (d) The economic impact of relocating the state capital on
   28  the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, and the surrounding
   29  municipalities and counties.
   30         (e) Necessary changes to state law in order to relocate the
   31  state capital.
   32         (3) OPPAGA shall submit a report detailing its findings to
   33  the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
   34  Representatives by December 15, 2021.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.