Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 410 By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Perry 578-02686-20 2020410c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to growth management; amending s. 3 163.3168, F.S.; requiring the Department of Economic 4 Opportunity to give a preference to certain counties 5 and municipalities when selecting applications for 6 funding for technical assistance; amending s. 7 163.3177, F.S.; requiring a comprehensive plan to 8 include a property rights element; providing a 9 statement of rights that a local government may use; 10 requiring a local government to adopt a property 11 rights element by a specified date; providing that a 12 local government’s property rights element may not 13 conflict with the statutorily provided statement of 14 rights; providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Present subsection (4) of section 163.3168, 19 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (5), and a new 20 subsection (4) is added to that section, to read: 21 163.3168 Planning innovations and technical assistance.— 22 (4) When selecting applications for funding for technical 23 assistance, the state land planning agency shall give a 24 preference to a county that has a population of 200,000 or less, 25 and to a municipality located within such a county, for 26 assistance in determining whether the area in and around a 27 proposed multiuse corridor interchange as described in s. 28 338.2278 contains appropriate land uses and natural resource 29 protections and for aid in developing or amending a local 30 government’s comprehensive plan to provide for such uses, 31 protections, and intended benefits as provided in s. 338.2278. 32 Section 2. Paragraph (i) is added to subsection (6) of 33 section 163.3177, Florida Statutes, to read: 34 163.3177 Required and optional elements of comprehensive 35 plan; studies and surveys.— 36 (6) In addition to the requirements of subsections (1)-(5), 37 the comprehensive plan shall include the following elements: 38 (i)1. In accordance with the legislative intent expressed 39 in ss. 163.3161(10) and 187.101(3) that governmental entities 40 respect judicially acknowledged and constitutionally protected 41 private property rights, each local government shall include in 42 its comprehensive plan a property rights element to ensure that 43 private property rights are considered in local decisionmaking. 44 A local government may adopt its own property rights element or 45 use the following statement of rights: 46 47 The following rights shall be considered in local 48 decisionmaking: 49 50 1. The right of a property owner to physically possess 51 and control his or her interests in the property, 52 including easements, leases, or mineral rights. 53 54 2. The right of the property owner to the quiet 55 enjoyment of the property, to the exclusion of all 56 others. 57 58 3. The right of a property owner to use, maintain, 59 develop, and improve his or her property for personal 60 use or the use of any other person, subject to state 61 law and local ordinances. 62 63 4. The right of the property owner to privacy and to 64 exclude others from the property to protect the 65 owner’s possessions and property. 66 67 5. The right of a property owner to dispose of his or 68 her property through sale or gift. 69 70 2. Each local government must adopt a property rights 71 element in its comprehensive plan by the earlier of its next 72 proposed plan amendment or July 1, 2023. If a local government 73 adopts its own property rights element, the element may not 74 conflict with the statement of rights provided in subparagraph 75 1. 76 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.