Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/HB 7087, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: WD/2R .
03/08/2018 03:01 PM .
Senator Brandes moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 1007 and 1008
5 Section 19. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
6 paragraph (c) of subsection (1), paragraph (b) of subsection
7 (5), and paragraph (b) of subsection (8) of section 212.055,
8 Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (10) is added to
9 that section, to read:
10 212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent;
11 authorization and use of proceeds.—It is the legislative intent
12 that any authorization for imposition of a discretionary sales
13 surtax shall be published in the Florida Statutes as a
14 subsection of this section, irrespective of the duration of the
15 levy. Each enactment shall specify the types of counties
16 authorized to levy; the rate or rates which may be imposed; the
17 maximum length of time the surtax may be imposed, if any; the
18 procedure which must be followed to secure voter approval, if
19 required; the purpose for which the proceeds may be expended;
20 and such other requirements as the Legislature may provide.
21 Taxable transactions and administrative procedures shall be as
22 provided in s. 212.054.
23 (1) CHARTER COUNTY AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
25 (c) The proposal to adopt a discretionary sales surtax as
26 provided in this subsection and to create a trust fund within
27 the county accounts shall be placed on the ballot in accordance
28 with law and must be approved in a referendum held at a general
29 election as set forth in subsection (10)
at a time to be set at
30 the discretion of the governing body.
31 (5) COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL SURTAX.—Any county as defined in
32 s. 125.011(1) may levy the surtax authorized in this subsection
33 pursuant to an ordinance either approved by extraordinary vote
34 of the county commission or conditioned to take effect only upon
35 approval by a majority vote of the electors of the county voting
36 in a referendum. In a county as defined in s. 125.011(1), for
37 the purposes of this subsection, “county public general
38 hospital” means a general hospital as defined in s. 395.002
39 which is owned, operated, maintained, or governed by the county
40 or its agency, authority, or public health trust.
41 (b) If the ordinance is conditioned on a referendum, the
42 proposal to adopt the county public hospital surtax shall be
43 placed on the ballot in accordance with subsection (10) law at a
44 time to be set at the discretion of the governing body. The
45 referendum question on the ballot shall include a brief general
46 description of the health care services to be funded by the
48 (8) EMERGENCY FIRE RESCUE SERVICES AND FACILITIES SURTAX.—
49 (b) Upon the adoption of the ordinance, the levy of the
50 surtax must be placed on the ballot by the governing authority
51 of the county enacting the ordinance. The ordinance will take
52 effect if approved by a majority of the electors of the county
53 voting in a referendum held for such purpose. The referendum
54 shall be placed on the ballot of a general regularly scheduled
55 election. The ballot for the referendum must conform to the
56 requirements of s. 101.161.
57 (10) DATES FOR REFERENDA.—A referendum to adopt or amend a
58 local government discretionary sales surtax under this section
59 shall be held at a general election as defined in s. 97.021.
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62 And the title is amended as follows:
63 Delete line 68
64 and insert:
65 government infrastructure surtax; providing that a
66 referendum to adopt or amend a local discretionary
67 sales surtax must be held at a general election;
68 amending ss. 212.08,