Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5601
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Montford moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (965938) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 825 and 826
    5  insert:
    6         Section 16. Paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of section
    7  212.055, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent;
    9  authorization and use of proceeds.—It is the legislative intent
   10  that any authorization for imposition of a discretionary sales
   11  surtax shall be published in the Florida Statutes as a
   12  subsection of this section, irrespective of the duration of the
   13  levy. Each enactment shall specify the types of counties
   14  authorized to levy; the rate or rates which may be imposed; the
   15  maximum length of time the surtax may be imposed, if any; the
   16  procedure which must be followed to secure voter approval, if
   17  required; the purpose for which the proceeds may be expended;
   18  and such other requirements as the Legislature may provide.
   19  Taxable transactions and administrative procedures shall be as
   20  provided in s. 212.054.
   22         (c) The resolution providing for the imposition of the
   23  surtax must shall set forth a plan for using use of the surtax
   24  proceeds for fixed capital expenditures or fixed capital costs
   25  associated with the construction, reconstruction, or improvement
   26  of school facilities and campuses that which have a useful life
   27  expectancy of 5 or more years, and any land acquisition, land
   28  improvement, design, and engineering costs related thereto; and
   29  for buses that have a life expectancy of at least 5 years and
   30  the equipment necessary to outfit such buses for official use.
   31  Additionally, the plan must shall include the costs of
   32  retrofitting and providing for technology implementation,
   33  including hardware and software, for the various sites within
   34  the school district. Surtax revenues may be used for the purpose
   35  of servicing bond indebtedness to finance projects authorized by
   36  this subsection, and any interest accrued thereto may be held in
   37  trust to finance such projects. Neither the proceeds of the
   38  surtax nor any interest accrued thereto may shall be used for
   39  operational expenses.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Between lines 1418 and 1419
   44  insert:
   45         215.055, F.S.; providing that the discretionary school
   46         capital outlay surtax may be used for buses and the
   47         equipment to outfit such buses; amending s.