Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 998
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Community Affairs (Hutson) recommended the
       following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    2  
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 125.01055,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         125.01055 Affordable housing.—
    8         (4) Notwithstanding any other law or local ordinance or
    9  regulation to the contrary, the board of county commissioners
   10  may approve the development of housing that is affordable, as
   11  defined in s. 420.0004, on any parcel zoned for residential,
   12  commercial, or industrial use.
   13         Section 2. Subsections (1), (3), and (4) of section
   14  163.31771, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   15         163.31771 Accessory dwelling units.—
   16         (1) The Legislature finds that the median price of homes in
   17  this state has increased steadily over the last decade and at a
   18  greater rate of increase than the median income in many urban
   19  areas. The Legislature finds that the cost of rental housing has
   20  also increased steadily and the cost often exceeds an amount
   21  that is affordable to extremely-low-income, very-low-income,
   22  low-income, or moderate-income persons and has resulted in a
   23  critical shortage of affordable rentals in many urban areas in
   24  the state. This shortage of affordable rentals constitutes a
   25  threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of
   26  the state. Therefore, the Legislature finds that it serves an
   27  important public purpose to require encourage the permitting of
   28  accessory dwelling units in single-family residential areas in
   29  order to increase the availability of affordable rentals for
   30  extremely-low-income, very-low-income, low-income, or moderate
   31  income persons.
   32         (3) A Upon a finding by a local government that there is a
   33  shortage of affordable rentals within its jurisdiction, the
   34  local government shall may adopt an ordinance to allow accessory
   35  dwelling units in any area zoned for single-family residential
   36  use.
   37         (4) If the local government adopts an ordinance under this
   38  section, An application for a building permit to construct an
   39  accessory dwelling unit must include an affidavit from the
   40  applicant which attests that the unit will be rented at an
   41  affordable rate to an extremely-low-income, very-low-income,
   42  low-income, or moderate-income person or persons.
   43         Section 3. Subsection (10) is added to section 163.31801,
   44  Florida Statutes, to read:
   45         163.31801 Impact fees; short title; intent; minimum
   46  requirements; audits; challenges.—
   47         (10) In addition to the items that must be reported in the
   48  annual financial reports under s. 218.32, a county,
   49  municipality, or special district must report all of the
   50  following data on all impact fees charged:
   51         (a)The specific purpose of the impact fee, including the
   52  specific infrastructure needs to be met, including, but not
   53  limited to, transportation, parks, water, sewer, and schools.
   54         (b)The impact fee schedule policy describing the method of
   55  calculating impact fees, such as flat fees, tiered scales based
   56  on number of bedrooms, or tiered scales based on square footage.
   57         (c)The amount assessed for each purpose and for each type
   58  of dwelling.
   59         (d)The total amount of impact fees charged by type of
   60  dwelling.
   61         Section 4. Subsection (4) is added to section 166.04151,
   62  Florida Statutes, to read:
   63         166.04151 Affordable housing.—
   64         (4) Notwithstanding any other law or local ordinance or
   65  regulation to the contrary, the governing body of a municipality
   66  may approve the development of housing that is affordable, as
   67  defined in s. 420.0004, on any parcel zoned for residential,
   68  commercial, or industrial use.
   69         Section 5. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   70  212.05, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   71         212.05 Sales, storage, use tax.—It is hereby declared to be
   72  the legislative intent that every person is exercising a taxable
   73  privilege who engages in the business of selling tangible
   74  personal property at retail in this state, including the
   75  business of making mail order sales, or who rents or furnishes
   76  any of the things or services taxable under this chapter, or who
   77  stores for use or consumption in this state any item or article
   78  of tangible personal property as defined herein and who leases
   79  or rents such property within the state.
   80         (1) For the exercise of such privilege, a tax is levied on
   81  each taxable transaction or incident, which tax is due and
   82  payable as follows:
   83         (a)1.a. At the rate of 6 percent of the sales price of each
   84  item or article of tangible personal property when sold at
   85  retail in this state, computed on each taxable sale for the
   86  purpose of remitting the amount of tax due the state, and
   87  including each and every retail sale.
   88         b. Each occasional or isolated sale of an aircraft, boat,
   89  mobile home, or motor vehicle of a class or type that which is
   90  required to be registered, licensed, titled, or documented in
   91  this state or by the United States Government shall be subject
   92  to tax at the rate provided in this paragraph. A mobile home
   93  shall be assessed sales tax at a rate of 6 percent on 50 percent
   94  of the sales price of the mobile home, if subject to sales tax
   95  as tangible personal property. However, a mobile home is not
   96  subject to sales tax if the mobile home is intended to be
   97  permanently affixed to the land and the purchaser signs an
   98  affidavit stating that he or she intends to seek an “RP” series
   99  sticker pursuant to s. 320.0815(2). The department shall by rule
  100  adopt any nationally recognized publication for valuation of
  101  used motor vehicles as the reference price list for any used
  102  motor vehicle which is required to be licensed pursuant to s.
  103  320.08(1), (2), (3)(a), (b), (c), or (e), or (9). If any party
  104  to an occasional or isolated sale of such a vehicle reports to
  105  the tax collector a sales price that which is less than 80
  106  percent of the average loan price for the specified model and
  107  year of such vehicle as listed in the most recent reference
  108  price list, the tax levied under this paragraph shall be
  109  computed by the department on such average loan price unless the
  110  parties to the sale have provided to the tax collector an
  111  affidavit signed by each party, or other substantial proof,
  112  stating the actual sales price. Any party to such sale who
  113  reports a sales price less than the actual sales price is guilty
  114  of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in
  115  s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. The department shall collect or
  116  attempt to collect from such party any delinquent sales taxes.
  117  In addition, such party shall pay any tax due and any penalty
  118  and interest assessed plus a penalty equal to twice the amount
  119  of the additional tax owed. Notwithstanding any other provision
  120  of law, the Department of Revenue may waive or compromise any
  121  penalty imposed pursuant to this subparagraph.
  122         2. This paragraph does not apply to the sale of a boat or
  123  aircraft by or through a registered dealer under this chapter to
  124  a purchaser who, at the time of taking delivery, is a
  125  nonresident of this state, does not make his or her permanent
  126  place of abode in this state, and is not engaged in carrying on
  127  in this state any employment, trade, business, or profession in
  128  which the boat or aircraft will be used in this state, or is a
  129  corporation none of the officers or directors of which is a
  130  resident of, or makes his or her permanent place of abode in,
  131  this state, or is a noncorporate entity that has no individual
  132  vested with authority to participate in the management,
  133  direction, or control of the entity’s affairs who is a resident
  134  of, or makes his or her permanent abode in, this state. For
  135  purposes of this exemption, either a registered dealer acting on
  136  his or her own behalf as seller, a registered dealer acting as
  137  broker on behalf of a seller, or a registered dealer acting as
  138  broker on behalf of the purchaser may be deemed to be the
  139  selling dealer. This exemption shall not be allowed unless:
  140         a. The purchaser removes a qualifying boat, as described in
  141  sub-subparagraph f., from the state within 90 days after the
  142  date of purchase or extension, or the purchaser removes a
  143  nonqualifying boat or an aircraft from this state within 10 days
  144  after the date of purchase or, when the boat or aircraft is
  145  repaired or altered, within 20 days after completion of the
  146  repairs or alterations; or if the aircraft will be registered in
  147  a foreign jurisdiction and:
  148         (I) Application for the aircraft’s registration is properly
  149  filed with a civil airworthiness authority of a foreign
  150  jurisdiction within 10 days after the date of purchase;
  151         (II) The purchaser removes the aircraft from the state to a
  152  foreign jurisdiction within 10 days after the date the aircraft
  153  is registered by the applicable foreign airworthiness authority;
  154  and
  155         (III) The aircraft is operated in the state solely to
  156  remove it from the state to a foreign jurisdiction.
  157  
  158  For purposes of this sub-subparagraph, the term “foreign
  159  jurisdiction” means any jurisdiction outside of the United
  160  States or any of its territories;
  161         b. The purchaser, within 30 days from the date of
  162  departure, provides the department with written proof that the
  163  purchaser licensed, registered, titled, or documented the boat
  164  or aircraft outside the state. If such written proof is
  165  unavailable, within 30 days the purchaser shall provide proof
  166  that the purchaser applied for such license, title,
  167  registration, or documentation. The purchaser shall forward to
  168  the department proof of title, license, registration, or
  169  documentation upon receipt;
  170         c. The purchaser, within 10 days of removing the boat or
  171  aircraft from Florida, furnishes the department with proof of
  172  removal in the form of receipts for fuel, dockage, slippage,
  173  tie-down, or hangaring from outside of Florida. The information
  174  so provided must clearly and specifically identify the boat or
  175  aircraft;
  176         d. The selling dealer, within 5 days of the date of sale,
  177  provides to the department a copy of the sales invoice, closing
  178  statement, bills of sale, and the original affidavit signed by
  179  the purchaser attesting that he or she has read the provisions
  180  of this section;
  181         e. The seller makes a copy of the affidavit a part of his
  182  or her record for as long as required by s. 213.35; and
  183         f. Unless The nonresident purchaser of a boat of 5 net tons
  184  of admeasurement or larger intends to remove the boat from this
  185  state within 10 days after the date of purchase or when the boat
  186  is repaired or altered, within 20 days after completion of the
  187  repairs or alterations, the nonresident purchaser applies to the
  188  selling dealer for a decal which authorizes 90 days after the
  189  date of purchase for removal of the boat. The nonresident
  190  purchaser of a qualifying boat may apply to the selling dealer
  191  within 60 days after the date of purchase for an extension decal
  192  that authorizes the boat to remain in this state for an
  193  additional 90 days, but not more than a total of 180 days,
  194  before the nonresident purchaser is required to pay the tax
  195  imposed by this chapter. The department is authorized to issue
  196  decals in advance to dealers. The number of decals issued in
  197  advance to a dealer shall be consistent with the volume of the
  198  dealer’s past sales of boats which qualify under this sub
  199  subparagraph. The selling dealer or his or her agent shall mark
  200  and affix the decals to qualifying boats in the manner
  201  prescribed by the department, before delivery of the boat.
  202         (I) The department is hereby authorized to charge dealers a
  203  fee sufficient to recover the costs of decals issued, except the
  204  extension decal shall cost $425.
  205         (II) The proceeds from the sale of decals will be deposited
  206  into the administrative trust fund.
  207         (III) Decals shall display information to identify the boat
  208  as a qualifying boat under this sub-subparagraph, including, but
  209  not limited to, the decal’s date of expiration.
  210         (IV) The department is authorized to require dealers who
  211  purchase decals to file reports with the department and may
  212  prescribe all necessary records by rule. All such records are
  213  subject to inspection by the department.
  214         (V) Any dealer or his or her agent who issues a decal
  215  falsely, fails to affix a decal, mismarks the expiration date of
  216  a decal, or fails to properly account for decals will be
  217  considered prima facie to have committed a fraudulent act to
  218  evade the tax and will be liable for payment of the tax plus a
  219  mandatory penalty of 200 percent of the tax, and shall be liable
  220  for fine and punishment as provided by law for a conviction of a
  221  misdemeanor of the first degree, as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
  222  775.083.
  223         (VI) Any nonresident purchaser of a boat who removes a
  224  decal before permanently removing the boat from the state, or
  225  defaces, changes, modifies, or alters a decal in a manner
  226  affecting its expiration date before its expiration, or who
  227  causes or allows the same to be done by another, will be
  228  considered prima facie to have committed a fraudulent act to
  229  evade the tax and will be liable for payment of the tax plus a
  230  mandatory penalty of 200 percent of the tax, and shall be liable
  231  for fine and punishment as provided by law for a conviction of a
  232  misdemeanor of the first degree, as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
  233  775.083.
  234         (VII) The department is authorized to adopt rules necessary
  235  to administer and enforce this subparagraph and to publish the
  236  necessary forms and instructions.
  237         (VIII) The department is hereby authorized to adopt
  238  emergency rules pursuant to s. 120.54(4) to administer and
  239  enforce the provisions of this subparagraph.
  240  
  241  If the purchaser fails to remove the qualifying boat from this
  242  state within the maximum 180 days after purchase or a
  243  nonqualifying boat or an aircraft from this state within 10 days
  244  after purchase or, when the boat or aircraft is repaired or
  245  altered, within 20 days after completion of such repairs or
  246  alterations, or permits the boat or aircraft to return to this
  247  state within 6 months from the date of departure, except as
  248  provided in s. 212.08(7)(fff), or if the purchaser fails to
  249  furnish the department with any of the documentation required by
  250  this subparagraph within the prescribed time period, the
  251  purchaser shall be liable for use tax on the cost price of the
  252  boat or aircraft and, in addition thereto, payment of a penalty
  253  to the Department of Revenue equal to the tax payable. This
  254  penalty shall be in lieu of the penalty imposed by s. 212.12(2).
  255  The maximum 180-day period following the sale of a qualifying
  256  boat tax-exempt to a nonresident may not be tolled for any
  257  reason.
  258         Section 6. Paragraph (b) of subsection (14) of section
  259  212.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  260         212.06 Sales, storage, use tax; collectible from dealers;
  261  “dealer” defined; dealers to collect from purchasers;
  262  legislative intent as to scope of tax.—
  263         (14) For the purpose of determining whether a person is
  264  improving real property, the term:
  265         (b) “Fixtures” means items that are an accessory to a
  266  building, other structure, or land and that do not lose their
  267  identity as accessories when installed but that do become
  268  permanently attached to realty. However, the term does not
  269  include the following items, whether or not such items are
  270  attached to real property in a permanent manner:
  271         1. Property of a type that is required to be registered,
  272  licensed, titled, or documented by this state or by the United
  273  States Government, including, but not limited to, mobile homes,
  274  except the term includes mobile homes assessed as real property
  275  or intended to be qualified and taxed as real property pursuant
  276  to s. 320.0815(2)., or
  277         2. Industrial machinery or equipment.
  278  
  279  For purposes of this paragraph, industrial machinery or
  280  equipment is not limited to machinery and equipment used to
  281  manufacture, process, compound, or produce tangible personal
  282  property. For an item to be considered a fixture, it is not
  283  necessary that the owner of the item also own the real property
  284  to which it is attached.
  285         Section 7. Paragraph (h) of subsection (3) of section
  286  320.77, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  287         320.77 License required of mobile home dealers.—
  288         (3) APPLICATION.—The application for such license shall be
  289  in the form prescribed by the department and subject to such
  290  rules as may be prescribed by it. The application shall be
  291  verified by oath or affirmation and shall contain:
  292         (h) Certification by the applicant:
  293         1. That the location is a permanent one, not a tent or a
  294  temporary stand or other temporary quarters.; and,
  295         2. Except in the case of a mobile home broker, that the
  296  location affords sufficient unoccupied space to display store
  297  all mobile homes offered and displayed for sale. A space to
  298  display a manufactured home as a model home is sufficient to
  299  satisfy this requirement.; and that The location must be is a
  300  suitable place in which the applicant can in good faith carry on
  301  business and keep and maintain books, records, and files
  302  necessary to conduct such business, which must will be available
  303  at all reasonable hours to inspection by the department or any
  304  of its inspectors or other employees.
  305  
  306  This paragraph does subsection shall not preclude a licensed
  307  mobile home dealer from displaying and offering for sale mobile
  308  homes in a mobile home park.
  309  
  310  The department shall, if it deems necessary, cause an
  311  investigation to be made to ascertain if the facts set forth in
  312  the application are true and shall not issue a license to the
  313  applicant until it is satisfied that the facts set forth in the
  314  application are true.
  315         Section 8. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
  316  320.822, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  317         320.822 Definitions; ss. 320.822-320.862.—In construing ss.
  318  320.822-320.862, unless the context otherwise requires, the
  319  following words or phrases have the following meanings:
  320         (2) “Code” means the appropriate standards found in:
  321         (c) The Mobile and Manufactured Home Repair and Remodeling
  322  Code and the Used Recreational Vehicle Code.
  323         Section 9. Subsection (2) of section 320.8232, Florida
  324  Statutes, is amended to read:
  325         320.8232 Establishment of uniform standards for used
  326  recreational vehicles and repair and remodeling code for mobile
  327  homes.—
  328         (2) The Mobile and Manufactured Home provisions of the
  329  Repair and Remodeling Code must be a uniform code, must shall
  330  ensure safe and livable housing, and may shall not be more
  331  stringent than those standards required to be met in the
  332  manufacture of mobile homes. Such code must provisions shall
  333  include, but not be limited to, standards for structural
  334  adequacy, plumbing, heating, electrical systems, and fire and
  335  life safety. All repairs and remodeling of mobile and
  336  manufactured homes must be performed in accordance with
  337  department rules.
  338         Section 10. Subsections (5) and (9) of section 367.022,
  339  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  340         367.022 Exemptions.—The following are not subject to
  341  regulation by the commission as a utility nor are they subject
  342  to the provisions of this chapter, except as expressly provided:
  343         (5) Landlords providing service to their tenants without
  344  specific compensation for the service. This exemption includes
  345  an owner of a mobile home park or a mobile home subdivision, as
  346  defined in s. 723.003, who is providing service to any person
  347  who:
  348         (a)Is leasing a lot;
  349         (b)Is leasing a mobile home and a lot; or
  350         (c)Owns a lot in a mobile home subdivision.
  351         (9) Any person who resells water service to his or her
  352  tenants or to individually metered residents for a fee that does
  353  not exceed the actual purchase price of the water and wastewater
  354  service plus the actual cost of meter reading and billing, not
  355  to exceed 9 percent of the actual cost of service.
  356         Section 11. Paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of section
  357  420.5087, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  358         420.5087 State Apartment Incentive Loan Program.—There is
  359  hereby created the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program for
  360  the purpose of providing first, second, or other subordinated
  361  mortgage loans or loan guarantees to sponsors, including for
  362  profit, nonprofit, and public entities, to provide housing
  363  affordable to very-low-income persons.
  364         (6) On all state apartment incentive loans, except loans
  365  made to housing communities for the elderly to provide for
  366  lifesafety, building preservation, health, sanitation, or
  367  security-related repairs or improvements, the following
  368  provisions shall apply:
  369         (c) The corporation shall provide by rule for the
  370  establishment of a review committee for the competitive
  371  evaluation and selection of applications submitted in this
  372  program, including, but not limited to, the following criteria:
  373         1. Tenant income and demographic targeting objectives of
  374  the corporation.
  375         2. Targeting objectives of the corporation which will
  376  ensure an equitable distribution of loans between rural and
  377  urban areas.
  378         3. Sponsor’s agreement to reserve the units for persons or
  379  families who have incomes below 50 percent of the state or local
  380  median income, whichever is higher, for a time period that
  381  exceeds the minimum required by federal law or this part.
  382         4. Sponsor’s agreement to reserve more than:
  383         a. Twenty percent of the units in the project for persons
  384  or families who have incomes that do not exceed 50 percent of
  385  the state or local median income, whichever is higher; or
  386         b. Forty percent of the units in the project for persons or
  387  families who have incomes that do not exceed 60 percent of the
  388  state or local median income, whichever is higher, without
  389  requiring a greater amount of the loans as provided in this
  390  section.
  391         5. Provision for tenant counseling.
  392         6. Sponsor’s agreement to accept rental assistance
  393  certificates or vouchers as payment for rent.
  394         7. Projects requiring the least amount of a state apartment
  395  incentive loan compared to overall project cost, except that the
  396  share of the loan attributable to units serving extremely-low
  397  income persons must be excluded from this requirement.
  398         8. Local government contributions and local government
  399  comprehensive planning and activities that promote affordable
  400  housing and policies that promote access to public
  401  transportation, reduce the need for onsite parking, and expedite
  402  permits for affordable housing projects.
  403         9. Project feasibility.
  404         10. Economic viability of the project.
  405         11. Commitment of first mortgage financing.
  406         12. Sponsor’s prior experience.
  407         13. Sponsor’s ability to proceed with construction.
  408         14. Projects that directly implement or assist welfare-to
  409  work transitioning.
  410         15. Projects that reserve units for extremely-low-income
  411  persons.
  412         16. Projects that include green building principles, storm
  413  resistant construction, or other elements that reduce long-term
  414  costs relating to maintenance, utilities, or insurance.
  415         17. Job-creation rate of the developer and general
  416  contractor, as provided in s. 420.507(47).
  417         Section 12. Section 420.5095, Florida Statutes, is amended
  418  to read:
  419         420.5095 Community Workforce Housing Loan Innovation Pilot
  420  Program.—
  421         (1) The Legislature finds and declares that recent rapid
  422  increases in the median purchase price of a home and the cost of
  423  rental housing have far outstripped the increases in median
  424  income in the state, preventing essential services personnel
  425  from living in the communities where they serve and thereby
  426  creating the need for innovative solutions for the provision of
  427  housing opportunities for essential services personnel.
  428         (2) The Community Workforce Housing Loan Innovation Pilot
  429  Program is created to provide affordable rental and home
  430  ownership community workforce housing for persons essential
  431  services personnel affected by the high cost of housing, using
  432  regulatory incentives and state and local funds to promote local
  433  public-private partnerships and leverage government and private
  434  resources.
  435         (3) For purposes of this section, the term:
  436         (a) “workforce housing” means housing affordable to natural
  437  persons or families whose total annual household income does not
  438  exceed 80 140 percent of the area median income, adjusted for
  439  household size, or 120 150 percent of area median income,
  440  adjusted for household size, in areas of critical state concern
  441  designated under s. 380.05, for which the Legislature has
  442  declared its intent to provide affordable housing, and areas
  443  that were designated as areas of critical state concern for at
  444  least 20 consecutive years before prior to removal of the
  445  designation.
  446         (b) “Public-private partnership” means any form of business
  447  entity that includes substantial involvement of at least one
  448  county, one municipality, or one public sector entity, such as a
  449  school district or other unit of local government in which the
  450  project is to be located, and at least one private sector for
  451  profit or not-for-profit business or charitable entity, and may
  452  be any form of business entity, including a joint venture or
  453  contractual agreement.
  454         (4) The Florida Housing Finance Corporation is authorized
  455  to provide loans under the Community Workforce Housing
  456  Innovation Pilot program loans to applicants an applicant for
  457  construction or rehabilitation of workforce housing in eligible
  458  areas. This funding is intended to be used with other public and
  459  private sector resources.
  460         (5) The corporation shall establish a loan application
  461  process under s. 420.5087 by rule which includes selection
  462  criteria, an application review process, and a funding process.
  463  The corporation shall also establish an application review
  464  committee that may include up to three private citizens
  465  representing the areas of housing or real estate development,
  466  banking, community planning, or other areas related to the
  467  development or financing of workforce and affordable housing.
  468         (a) The selection criteria and application review process
  469  must include a procedure for curing errors in the loan
  470  applications which do not make a substantial change to the
  471  proposed project.
  472         (b) To achieve the goals of the pilot program, the
  473  application review committee may approve or reject loan
  474  applications or responses to questions raised during the review
  475  of an application due to the insufficiency of information
  476  provided.
  477         (c) The application review committee shall make
  478  recommendations concerning program participation and funding to
  479  the corporation’s board of directors.
  480         (d) The board of directors shall approve or reject loan
  481  applications, determine the tentative loan amount available to
  482  each applicant, and rank all approved applications.
  483         (e) The board of directors shall decide which approved
  484  applicants will become program participants and determine the
  485  maximum loan amount for each program participant.
  486         (6) The corporation shall provide incentives for local
  487  governments in eligible areas to use local affordable housing
  488  funds, such as those from the State Housing Initiatives
  489  Partnership Program, to assist in meeting the affordable housing
  490  needs of persons eligible under this program. Local governments
  491  are authorized to use State Housing Initiative Partnership
  492  Program funds for persons or families whose total annual
  493  household income does not exceed:
  494         (a) One hundred and forty percent of the area median
  495  income, adjusted for household size; or
  496         (b) One hundred and fifty percent of the area median
  497  income, adjusted for household size, in areas that were
  498  designated as areas of critical state concern for at least 20
  499  consecutive years prior to the removal of the designation and in
  500  areas of critical state concern, designated under s. 380.05, for
  501  which the Legislature has declared its intent to provide
  502  affordable housing.
  503         (7) Funding shall be targeted to innovative projects in
  504  areas where the disparity between the area median income and the
  505  median sales price for a single-family home is greatest, and
  506  where population growth as a percentage rate of increase is
  507  greatest. The corporation may also fund projects in areas where
  508  innovative regulatory and financial incentives are made
  509  available. The corporation shall fund at least one eligible
  510  project in as many counties and regions of the state as is
  511  practicable, consistent with program goals.
  512         (6)(8) Projects must be given shall receive priority
  513  consideration for funding if where:
  514         (a) The local jurisdiction has adopted, or is committed to
  515  adopting, appropriate regulatory incentives, or the local
  516  jurisdiction or public-private partnership has adopted or is
  517  committed to adopting local contributions or financial
  518  strategies, or other funding sources to promote the development
  519  and ongoing financial viability of such projects. Local
  520  incentives include such actions as expediting review of
  521  development orders and permits, supporting development near
  522  transportation hubs and major employment centers, and adopting
  523  land development regulations designed to allow flexibility in
  524  densities, use of accessory units, mixed-use developments, and
  525  flexible lot configurations. Financial strategies include such
  526  actions as promoting employer-assisted housing programs,
  527  providing tax increment financing, and providing land.
  528         (b) Projects are innovative and include new construction or
  529  rehabilitation; mixed-income housing; commercial and housing
  530  mixed-use elements; innovative design; green building
  531  principles; storm-resistant construction; or other elements that
  532  reduce long-term costs relating to maintenance, utilities, or
  533  insurance and promote homeownership. The program funding may not
  534  exceed the costs attributable to the portion of the project that
  535  is set aside to provide housing for the targeted population.
  536         (b)(c)The projects that set aside at least 50 80 percent
  537  of units for workforce housing and at least 50 percent for
  538  essential services personnel and for projects that require the
  539  least amount of program funding compared to the overall housing
  540  costs for the project.
  541         (9) Notwithstanding s. 163.3184(4)(b)-(d), any local
  542  government comprehensive plan amendment to implement a Community
  543  Workforce Housing Innovation Pilot Program project found
  544  consistent with this section shall be expedited as provided in
  545  this subsection. At least 30 days prior to adopting a plan
  546  amendment under this subsection, the local government shall
  547  notify the state land planning agency of its intent to adopt
  548  such an amendment, and the notice shall include its evaluation
  549  related to site suitability and availability of facilities and
  550  services. The public notice of the hearing required by s.
  551  163.3184(11)(b)2. shall include a statement that the local
  552  government intends to use the expedited adoption process
  553  authorized by this subsection. Such amendments shall require
  554  only a single public hearing before the governing board, which
  555  shall be an adoption hearing as described in s. 163.3184(4)(e).
  556  Any further proceedings shall be governed by s. 163.3184(5)
  557  (13).
  558         (10) The processing of approvals of development orders or
  559  development permits, as defined in s. 163.3164, for innovative
  560  community workforce housing projects shall be expedited.
  561         (7)(11) The corporation shall award loans with a 1 interest
  562  rates set at 1 to 3 percent interest rate for a term that does
  563  not exceed 15 years, which may be made forgivable when long-term
  564  affordability is provided and when at least 80 percent of the
  565  units are set aside for workforce housing and at least 50
  566  percent of the units are set aside for essential services
  567  personnel.
  568         (12) All eligible applications shall:
  569         (a) For home ownership, limit the sales price of a detached
  570  unit, townhome, or condominium unit to not more than 90 percent
  571  of the median sales price for that type of unit in that county,
  572  or the statewide median sales price for that type of unit,
  573  whichever is higher, and require that all eligible purchasers of
  574  home ownership units occupy the homes as their primary
  575  residence.
  576         (b) For rental units, restrict rents for all workforce
  577  housing serving those with incomes at or below 120 percent of
  578  area median income at the appropriate income level using the
  579  restricted rents for the federal low-income housing tax credit
  580  program and, for workforce housing units serving those with
  581  incomes above 120 percent of area median income, restrict rents
  582  to those established by the corporation, not to exceed 30
  583  percent of the maximum household income adjusted to unit size.
  584         (c) Demonstrate that the applicant is a public-private
  585  partnership in an agreement, contract, partnership agreement,
  586  memorandum of understanding, or other written instrument signed
  587  by all the project partners.
  588         (d) Have grants, donations of land, or contributions from
  589  the public-private partnership or other sources collectively
  590  totaling at least 10 percent of the total development cost or $2
  591  million, whichever is less. Such grants, donations of land, or
  592  contributions must be evidenced by a letter of commitment,
  593  agreement, contract, deed, memorandum of understanding, or other
  594  written instrument at the time of application. Grants, donations
  595  of land, or contributions in excess of 10 percent of the
  596  development cost shall increase the application score.
  597         (e) Demonstrate how the applicant will use the regulatory
  598  incentives and financial strategies outlined in subsection (8)
  599  from the local jurisdiction in which the proposed project is to
  600  be located. The corporation may consult with the Department of
  601  Economic Opportunity in evaluating the use of regulatory
  602  incentives by applicants.
  603         (f) Demonstrate that the applicant possesses title to or
  604  site control of land and evidences availability of required
  605  infrastructure.
  606         (g) Demonstrate the applicant’s affordable housing
  607  development and management experience.
  608         (h) Provide any research or facts available supporting the
  609  demand and need for rental or home ownership workforce housing
  610  for eligible persons in the market in which the project is
  611  proposed.
  612         (13) Projects may include manufactured housing constructed
  613  after June 1994 and installed in accordance with mobile home
  614  installation standards of the Department of Highway Safety and
  615  Motor Vehicles.
  616         (8)(14) The corporation may adopt rules pursuant to ss.
  617  120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this section.
  618         (15) The corporation may use a maximum of 2 percent of the
  619  annual program appropriation for administration and compliance
  620  monitoring.
  621         (16) The corporation shall review the success of the
  622  Community Workforce Housing Innovation Pilot Program to
  623  ascertain whether the projects financed by the program are
  624  useful in meeting the housing needs of eligible areas and shall
  625  include its findings in the annual report required under s.
  626  420.511(3).
  627         Section 13. Section 420.531, Florida Statutes, is amended
  628  to read:
  629         420.531 Affordable Housing Catalyst Program.—
  630         (1) The corporation shall operate the Affordable Housing
  631  Catalyst Program for the purpose of securing the expertise
  632  necessary to provide specialized technical support to local
  633  governments and community-based organizations to implement the
  634  HOME Investment Partnership Program, State Apartment Incentive
  635  Loan Program, State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program, and
  636  other affordable housing programs. To the maximum extent
  637  feasible, the entity to provide the necessary expertise must be
  638  recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit tax
  639  exempt organization. It must have as its primary mission the
  640  provision of affordable housing training and technical
  641  assistance, an ability to provide training and technical
  642  assistance statewide, and a proven track record of successfully
  643  providing training and technical assistance under the Affordable
  644  Housing Catalyst Program. The technical support shall, at a
  645  minimum, include training relating to the following key elements
  646  of the partnership programs:
  647         (a)(1) Formation of local and regional housing partnerships
  648  as a means of bringing together resources to provide affordable
  649  housing.
  650         (b)(2) Implementation of regulatory reforms to reduce the
  651  risk and cost of developing affordable housing.
  652         (c)(3) Implementation of affordable housing programs
  653  included in local government comprehensive plans.
  654         (d)(4) Compliance with requirements of federally funded
  655  housing programs.
  656         (2) In consultation with the corporation, the entity
  657  providing statewide training and technical assistance shall
  658  convene and administer biannual, regional workshops for the
  659  locally elected officials serving on affordable housing advisory
  660  committees as provided in s. 420.9076. The regional workshops
  661  may be conducted through teleconferencing or other technological
  662  means and must include processes and programming that facilitate
  663  peer-to-peer identification and sharing of best affordable
  664  housing practices among the locally elected officials. Annually,
  665  calendar year reports summarizing the deliberations, actions,
  666  and recommendations of each region, as well as the attendance
  667  records of locally elected officials, must be compiled by the
  668  entity providing statewide training and technical assistance for
  669  the Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and must be submitted to
  670  the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
  671  Representatives, and the corporation by March 31 of the
  672  following year.
  673         Section 14. Present subsection (7) of section 420.9073,
  674  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (8), and a new
  675  subsection (7) is added to that section, to read:
  676         420.9073 Local housing distributions.—
  677         (7) Notwithstanding subsections (1)-(4), the corporation
  678  may withhold up to 5 percent of the total amount distributed
  679  each fiscal year from the Local Government Housing Trust Fund to
  680  provide additional funding to counties and eligible
  681  municipalities for the construction of transitional housing for
  682  persons aging out of foster care. Funds may not be used for
  683  design or planning. Such housing must be constructed on a campus
  684  that provides housing for persons aging out of foster care. The
  685  corporation must consult with the Department of Children and
  686  Families to create minimum criteria for such housing. Any
  687  portion of the withheld funds not distributed or committed by
  688  the end of the fiscal year shall be distributed as provided in
  689  subsections (1) and (2).
  690         Section 15. Paragraph (j) is added to subsection (10) of
  691  section 420.9075, Florida Statutes, to read:
  692         420.9075 Local housing assistance plans; partnerships.—
  693         (10) Each county or eligible municipality shall submit to
  694  the corporation by September 15 of each year a report of its
  695  affordable housing programs and accomplishments through June 30
  696  immediately preceding submittal of the report. The report shall
  697  be certified as accurate and complete by the local government’s
  698  chief elected official or his or her designee. Transmittal of
  699  the annual report by a county’s or eligible municipality’s chief
  700  elected official, or his or her designee, certifies that the
  701  local housing incentive strategies, or, if applicable, the local
  702  housing incentive plan, have been implemented or are in the
  703  process of being implemented pursuant to the adopted schedule
  704  for implementation. The report must include, but is not limited
  705  to:
  706         (j) The number of affordable housing applications
  707  submitted, the number approved, and the number denied.
  708         Section 16. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 420.9076,
  709  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (10) is added to
  710  that section, to read:
  711         420.9076 Adoption of affordable housing incentive
  712  strategies; committees.—
  713         (2) The governing board of a county or municipality shall
  714  appoint the members of the affordable housing advisory
  715  committee. Pursuant to the terms of any interlocal agreement, a
  716  county and municipality may create and jointly appoint an
  717  advisory committee. The local action adopted pursuant to s.
  718  420.9072 which creates the advisory committee and appoints the
  719  advisory committee members must name at least 8 but not more
  720  than 11 committee members and specify their terms. Effective
  721  October 1, 2020, the committee must consist of one locally
  722  elected official from each county or municipality participating
  723  in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program and one
  724  representative from at least six of the categories below:
  725         (a) A citizen who is actively engaged in the residential
  726  home building industry in connection with affordable housing.
  727         (b) A citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or
  728  mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.
  729         (c) A citizen who is a representative of those areas of
  730  labor actively engaged in home building in connection with
  731  affordable housing.
  732         (d) A citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for
  733  low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.
  734         (e) A citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit
  735  provider of affordable housing.
  736         (f) A citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit
  737  provider of affordable housing.
  738         (g) A citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate
  739  professional in connection with affordable housing.
  740         (h) A citizen who actively serves on the local planning
  741  agency pursuant to s. 163.3174. If the local planning agency is
  742  comprised of the governing board of the county or municipality,
  743  the governing board may appoint a designee who is knowledgeable
  744  in the local planning process.
  745         (i) A citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the
  746  local governing body making the appointments.
  747         (j) A citizen who represents employers within the
  748  jurisdiction.
  749         (k) A citizen who represents essential services personnel,
  750  as defined in the local housing assistance plan.
  751         (4) Annually Triennially, the advisory committee shall
  752  review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land
  753  development regulations, and adopted local government
  754  comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and shall
  755  recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or
  756  facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of
  757  the property to appreciate in value. The recommendations may
  758  include the modification or repeal of existing policies,
  759  procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions; the
  760  creation of exceptions applicable to affordable housing; or the
  761  adoption of new policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances,
  762  or plan provisions, including recommendations to amend the local
  763  government comprehensive plan and corresponding regulations,
  764  ordinances, and other policies. At a minimum, each advisory
  765  committee shall submit an annual a report to the local governing
  766  body and to the entity providing statewide training and
  767  technical assistance for the Affordable Housing Catalyst Program
  768  which that includes recommendations on, and triennially
  769  thereafter evaluates the implementation of, affordable housing
  770  incentives in the following areas:
  771         (a) The processing of approvals of development orders or
  772  permits for affordable housing projects is expedited to a
  773  greater degree than other projects, as provided in s.
  774  163.3177(6)(f)3.
  775         (b) All allowable fee waivers provided The modification of
  776  impact-fee requirements, including reduction or waiver of fees
  777  and alternative methods of fee payment for the development or
  778  construction of affordable housing.
  779         (c) The allowance of flexibility in densities for
  780  affordable housing.
  781         (d) The reservation of infrastructure capacity for housing
  782  for very-low-income persons, low-income persons, and moderate
  783  income persons.
  784         (e) The allowance of Affordable accessory residential units
  785  in residential zoning districts.
  786         (f) The reduction of parking and setback requirements for
  787  affordable housing.
  788         (g) The allowance of flexible lot configurations, including
  789  zero-lot-line configurations for affordable housing.
  790         (h) The modification of street requirements for affordable
  791  housing.
  792         (i) The establishment of a process by which a local
  793  government considers, before adoption, policies, procedures,
  794  ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions that increase the
  795  cost of housing.
  796         (j) The preparation of a printed inventory of locally owned
  797  public lands suitable for affordable housing.
  798         (k) The support of development near transportation hubs and
  799  major employment centers and mixed-use developments.
  800  
  801  The advisory committee recommendations may also include other
  802  affordable housing incentives identified by the advisory
  803  committee. Local governments that receive the minimum allocation
  804  under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program shall
  805  perform an the initial review but may elect to not perform the
  806  annual triennial review.
  807         (10) The locally elected official serving on an advisory
  808  committee, or a locally elected designee, must attend biannual
  809  regional workshops convened and administered under the
  810  Affordable Housing Catalyst Program as provided in s.
  811  420.531(2). If the locally elected official or a locally elected
  812  designee fails to attend three consecutive regional workshops,
  813  the corporation may withhold funds pending the person’s
  814  attendance at the next regularly scheduled biannual meeting.
  815         Section 17. Subsections (5) and (6) are added to section
  816  723.041, Florida Statutes, to read:
  817         723.041 Entrance fees; refunds; exit fees prohibited;
  818  replacement homes.—
  819         (5) A mobile home park that is damaged or destroyed due to
  820  wind, water, or other natural force may be rebuilt on the same
  821  site with the same density as was approved, permitted, or built
  822  before the park was damaged or destroyed.
  823         (6) This section does not limit the regulation of the
  824  uniform firesafety standards established under s. 633.206, but
  825  supersedes any other density, separation, setback, or lot size
  826  regulation adopted after initial permitting and construction of
  827  the mobile home park.
  828         Section 18. Subsection (4) of section 723.061, Florida
  829  Statutes, is amended, and subsections (5) and (6) are added to
  830  that section, to read:
  831         723.061 Eviction; grounds, proceedings.—
  832         (4) Except for the notice to the officers of the
  833  homeowners’ association under subparagraph (1)(d)1., any notice
  834  required by this section must be in writing, and must be posted
  835  on the premises and sent to the mobile home owner and tenant or
  836  occupant, as appropriate, by United States mail certified or
  837  registered mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the
  838  mobile home owner and tenant or occupant, as appropriate, at her
  839  or his last known address. Delivery of the mailed notice is
  840  shall be deemed given 5 days after the date of postmark.
  841         (5) If the park owner accepts payment of any portion of the
  842  lot rental amount with actual knowledge of noncompliance after
  843  notice and termination of the rental agreement due to a
  844  violation under paragraph (1)(b), paragraph (1)(c), or paragraph
  845  (1)(e), the park owner does not waive the right to terminate the
  846  rental agreement or the right to bring a civil action for the
  847  noncompliance, but not for any subsequent or continuing
  848  noncompliance. Any rent so received must be accounted for at the
  849  final hearing.
  850         (6) A tenant who intends to defend against an action by the
  851  landlord for possession for noncompliance under paragraph
  852  (1)(a), paragraph (1)(b), paragraph (1)(c), or paragraph (1)(e)
  853  must comply with s. 723.063(2).
  854         Section 19. Section 723.063, Florida Statutes, is amended
  855  to read:
  856         723.063 Defenses to action for rent or possession;
  857  procedure.—
  858         (1)(a) In any action based upon nonpayment of rent or
  859  seeking to recover unpaid rent, or a portion thereof, the mobile
  860  home owner may defend upon the ground of a material
  861  noncompliance with any portion of this chapter or may raise any
  862  other defense, whether legal or equitable, which he or she may
  863  have.
  864         (b) The defense of material noncompliance may be raised by
  865  the mobile home owner only if 7 days have elapsed after he or
  866  she has notified the park owner in writing of his or her
  867  intention not to pay rent, or a portion thereof, based upon the
  868  park owner’s noncompliance with portions of this chapter,
  869  specifying in reasonable detail the provisions in default. A
  870  material noncompliance with this chapter by the park owner is a
  871  complete defense to an action for possession based upon
  872  nonpayment of rent, or a portion thereof, and, upon hearing, the
  873  court or the jury, as the case may be, shall determine the
  874  amount, if any, by which the rent is to be reduced to reflect
  875  the diminution in value of the lot during the period of
  876  noncompliance with any portion of this chapter. After
  877  consideration of all other relevant issues, the court shall
  878  enter appropriate judgment.
  879         (2) In any action by the park owner or a mobile home owner
  880  brought under subsection (1), the mobile home owner shall pay
  881  into the registry of the court that portion of the accrued rent,
  882  if any, relating to the claim of material noncompliance as
  883  alleged in the complaint, or as determined by the court. The
  884  court shall notify the mobile home owner of such requirement.
  885  The failure of the mobile home owner to pay the rent, or portion
  886  thereof, into the registry of the court or to file a motion to
  887  determine the amount of rent to be paid into the registry within
  888  5 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after
  889  the date of service of process constitutes an absolute waiver of
  890  the mobile home owner’s defenses other than payment, and the
  891  park owner is entitled to an immediate default judgment for
  892  removal of the mobile home owner with a writ of possession to be
  893  issued without further notice or hearing thereon. If a motion to
  894  determine rent is filed, the movant must provide sworn
  895  documentation in support of his or her allegation that the rent
  896  alleged in the complaint is erroneous as required herein
  897  constitutes an absolute waiver of the mobile home owner’s
  898  defenses other than payment, and the park owner is entitled to
  899  an immediate default.
  900         (3) When the mobile home owner has deposited funds into the
  901  registry of the court in accordance with the provisions of this
  902  section and the park owner is in actual danger of loss of the
  903  premises or other personal hardship resulting from the loss of
  904  rental income from the premises, the park owner may apply to the
  905  court for disbursement of all or part of the funds or for prompt
  906  final hearing, whereupon the court shall advance the cause on
  907  the calendar. The court, after preliminary hearing, may award
  908  all or any portion of the funds on deposit to the park owner or
  909  may proceed immediately to a final resolution of the cause.
  910         Section 20. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  911  made by this act to section 420.5087, Florida Statutes, in a
  912  reference thereto, paragraph (i) of subsection (22) of section
  913  420.507, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  914         420.507 Powers of the corporation.—The corporation shall
  915  have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and
  916  effectuate the purposes and provisions of this part, including
  917  the following powers which are in addition to all other powers
  918  granted by other provisions of this part:
  919         (22) To develop and administer the State Apartment
  920  Incentive Loan Program. In developing and administering that
  921  program, the corporation may:
  922         (i) Establish, by rule, the procedure for competitively
  923  evaluating and selecting all applications for funding based on
  924  the criteria set forth in s. 420.5087(6)(c), determining actual
  925  loan amounts, making and servicing loans, and exercising the
  926  powers authorized in this subsection.
  927         Section 21. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  928  made by this act to section 420.5095, Florida Statutes, in a
  929  reference thereto, subsection (2) of section 193.018, Florida
  930  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  931         193.018 Land owned by a community land trust used to
  932  provide affordable housing; assessment; structural improvements,
  933  condominium parcels, and cooperative parcels.—
  934         (2) A community land trust may convey structural
  935  improvements, condominium parcels, or cooperative parcels, that
  936  are located on specific parcels of land that are identified by a
  937  legal description contained in and subject to a ground lease
  938  having a term of at least 99 years, for the purpose of providing
  939  affordable housing to natural persons or families who meet the
  940  extremely-low-income, very-low-income, low-income, or moderate
  941  income limits specified in s. 420.0004, or the income limits for
  942  workforce housing, as defined in s. 420.5095(3). A community
  943  land trust shall retain a preemptive option to purchase any
  944  structural improvements, condominium parcels, or cooperative
  945  parcels on the land at a price determined by a formula specified
  946  in the ground lease which is designed to ensure that the
  947  structural improvements, condominium parcels, or cooperative
  948  parcels remain affordable.
  949         Section 22. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
  950  
  951  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  952  And the title is amended as follows:
  953         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  954  and insert:
  955                        A bill to be entitled                      
  956         An act relating to housing; amending s. 125.01055,
  957         F.S.; authorizing a board of county commissioners to
  958         approve development of affordable housing on any
  959         parcel zoned for residential, commercial, or
  960         industrial use; amending s. 163.31771, F.S.; revising
  961         legislative findings; requiring local governments to
  962         adopt ordinances that allow accessory dwelling units
  963         in any area zoned for single-family residential use;
  964         amending s. 163.31801, F.S.; requiring counties,
  965         municipalities, and special districts to include
  966         certain data relating to impact fees in their annual
  967         financial reports; amending s. 166.04151, F.S.;
  968         authorizing governing bodies of municipalities to
  969         approve the development of affordable housing on any
  970         parcel zoned for residential, commercial, or
  971         industrial use; amending s. 212.05, F.S.; providing
  972         the percentage of the sales price of certain mobile
  973         homes which is subject to sales tax; providing a sales
  974         tax exemption for certain mobile homes; amending s.
  975         212.06, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
  976         “fixtures” to include certain mobile homes; amending
  977         s. 320.77, F.S.; revising a certification requirement
  978         for mobile home dealer applicants relating to the
  979         applicant’s business location; amending s. 320.822,
  980         F.S.; revising the definition of the term “code”;
  981         amending s. 320.8232, F.S.; revising applicable
  982         standards for the repair and remodeling of mobile and
  983         manufactured homes; amending s. 367.022, F.S.;
  984         exempting certain mobile home park and mobile home
  985         subdivision owners from regulation relating to water
  986         and wastewater systems by the Florida Public Service
  987         Commission; revising an exemption from regulation for
  988         certain water service resellers; amending s. 420.5087,
  989         F.S.; revising the criteria used by a review committee
  990         when evaluating and selecting specified applications
  991         for state apartment incentive loans; amending s.
  992         420.5095, F.S.; renaming the Community Workforce
  993         Housing Innovation Pilot Program as the Community
  994         Workforce Housing Loan Program to provide workforce
  995         housing for persons affected by the high cost of
  996         housing; revising the definition of the term
  997         “workforce housing”; deleting the definition of the
  998         term “public-private partnership”; authorizing the
  999         Florida Housing Finance Corporation to provide loans
 1000         under the program to applicants for construction of
 1001         workforce housing; requiring the corporation to
 1002         establish a certain loan application process; deleting
 1003         provisions requiring the corporation to provide
 1004         incentives for local governments to use certain funds;
 1005         requiring projects to receive priority consideration
 1006         for funding under certain circumstances; deleting a
 1007         provision providing for the expedition of local
 1008         government comprehensive plan amendments to implement
 1009         a program project; requiring that the corporation
 1010         award loans at a specified interest rate and for a
 1011         limited term; conforming provisions to changes made by
 1012         the act; amending s. 420.531, F.S.; specifying that
 1013         technical support provided to local governments and
 1014         community-based organizations includes implementation
 1015         of the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program;
 1016         requiring the entity providing training and technical
 1017         assistance to convene and administer biannual
 1018         workshops; requiring such entity to annually compile
 1019         and submit certain information to the Legislature and
 1020         the corporation by a specified date; amending s.
 1021         420.9073, F.S.; authorizing the corporation to
 1022         withhold a certain portion of funds distributed from
 1023         the Local Government Housing Trust Fund to be used for
 1024         certain transitional housing; prohibiting such funds
 1025         from being used for specified purposes; requiring that
 1026         such transitional housing be constructed on certain
 1027         campuses; requiring the corporation to consult with
 1028         the Department of Children and Families to create
 1029         minimum criteria for such housing; providing for the
 1030         distribution of withheld funds; amending s. 420.9075,
 1031         F.S.; revising requirements for reports submitted by
 1032         counties and certain municipalities to the
 1033         corporation; amending s. 420.9076, F.S.; beginning on
 1034         a specified date, revising the membership of local
 1035         affordable housing advisory committees; requiring the
 1036         committees to perform specified duties annually
 1037         instead of triennially; requiring locally elected
 1038         officials serving on advisory committees, or their
 1039         designees, to attend biannual regional workshops;
 1040         providing a penalty; amending s. 723.041, F.S.;
 1041         providing that a mobile home park damaged or destroyed
 1042         due to natural force may be rebuilt with the same
 1043         density as previously approved, permitted, or built;
 1044         providing construction; amending s. 723.061, F.S.;
 1045         revising a requirement related to mailing eviction
 1046         notices; specifying the waiver and nonwaiver of
 1047         certain rights of the park owner under certain
 1048         circumstances; requiring the accounting at final
 1049         hearing of rents received; requiring a tenant
 1050         defending certain actions by a landlord to comply with
 1051         certain requirements; amending s. 723.063, F.S.;
 1052         revising procedures and requirements for mobile home
 1053         owners and revising construction relating to park
 1054         owners’ actions for rent or possession; revising
 1055         conditions under which a park owner may apply to a
 1056         court for disbursement of certain funds; reenacting s.
 1057         420.507(22)(i), F.S., relating to powers of the
 1058         Florida Housing Finance Corporation, to incorporate
 1059         the amendment made to s. 420.5087, F.S., in a
 1060         reference thereto; reenacting s. 193.018(2), F.S.,
 1061         relating to land owned by a community land trust used
 1062         to provide affordable housing, to incorporate the
 1063         amendment made to s. 420.5095, F.S., in a reference
 1064         thereto; providing an effective date.