Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (933750) for CS for SB 402
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/19/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Rodrigues) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (443070) 
    3         Delete lines 37 - 82
    4  and insert:
    5  software. The newspaper must also be sold, or otherwise
    6  available to the public, at no less than 10 publicly accessible
    7  outlets. For legal and public notices published by
    8  nongovernmental entities, the newspaper’s audience in the county
    9  or municipality where the project, property, or other primary
   10  subject of the notice is located must meet the 10 percent
   11  threshold.
   12         2. Holds a periodicals permit as of March 1, 2021, and
   13  accepts legal notices for publication as of that date. Any such
   14  newspaper may continue to publish legal notices through December
   15  31, 2023, so long as the newspaper continues to meet the
   16  requirements set forth in section 21 of ch. 99-2, Laws of
   17  Florida, and continues to hold a periodicals permit. Beginning
   18  January 1, 2024, and thereafter, any such newspaper must meet
   19  the criteria under subparagraph 1.
   20         3. For newspapers publishing legal notices in a fiscally
   21  constrained county, holds a periodicals permit and meets all
   22  other requirements of this chapter. A newspaper qualified under
   23  this subparagraph does not need to meet the criteria under
   24  subparagraph 1. so long as the newspaper continues to hold a
   25  periodicals permit. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term
   26  “fiscally constrained county” means a county within a rural area
   27  of opportunity designated by the Governor pursuant to s.
   28  288.0656 or a county for which the value of a mill will raise no
   29  more than $5 million in revenue, based on the certified taxable
   30  value certified pursuant to s. 1011.62(4)(a)1.a., from the
   31  previous July 1.
   32         (d) Is, entered or qualified to be admitted and entered as
   33  periodicals matter at a post office in the county where
   34  published, for sale to the public generally, available to the
   35  public generally for the publication of official or other
   36  notices with no more than 75 percent of its content dedicated
   37  toward advertising and customarily containing information of a
   38  public character or of interest or of value to the residents or
   39  owners of property in the county where published, or of interest
   40  or of value to the general public.
   41         (e) Continually publishes in a prominent manner the name,
   42  street address, phone number, website URL of the newspaper’s
   43  approved print auditor, the newspaper’s most recent statement of
   44  ownership, and a statement of the auditor certifying the
   45  veracity of the newspaper’s print distribution and the number of
   46  the newspaper’s website’s monthly unique visitors, or the
   47  newspaper’s periodicals permit, if applicable, within the first
   48  five pages of the print edition and the bottom portion of the
   49  homepage of the newspaper’s website.
   50         (2)Internet publication for governmental agency notices
   51  under s. 50.0211(1)(b) on the website of any newspaper in the
   52  county to which the legal notice pertains