Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 464
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Regulation (Garcia) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 67 - 91
    4  and insert:
    5  approval by a majority vote of the registered voters in the
    6  county, district, or municipality who cast a vote concerning the
    7  sale or lease of the hospital or, in the alternative, approval
    8  by a circuit court. If the governing board of a county,
    9  district, or municipal hospital decides to lease the hospital,
   10  it must give notice in accordance with paragraph (4)(a) or
   11  paragraph (4)(b).
   12         (4) If In the event the governing board of a county,
   13  district, or municipal hospital determines that it is no longer
   14  in the public interest to own or operate such hospital and
   15  elects to consider a sale or lease of the hospital to a third
   16  party, the governing board must first determine whether there
   17  are any qualified purchasers or lessees. In the process of
   18  evaluating any potential purchasers or lessees elects to sell or
   19  lease the hospital, the board shall:
   20         (a) Negotiate the terms of the sale or lease with a for
   21  profit or not-for-profit Florida corporation and Publicly
   22  advertise the meeting at which the proposed sale or lease will
   23  be considered by the governing board of the hospital in
   24  accordance with s. 286.0105; or
   25         (b) Publicly advertise the offer to accept proposals in
   26  accordance with s. 255.0525 and receive proposals from all
   27  interested and qualified purchasers and lessees.
   29  Any sale or lease must be for fair market value, or may be less
   30  than fair market value only if the sale or lease serves the
   31  public's interest. A, and any sale or lease must comply with all
   32  applicable state and federal