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2005 Florida Statutes

Section 189.444, Florida Statutes 2005

189.444  Dissolution.--

(1)  Once an authority has been established, its existence is not affected by any subsequent reduction in population in the eligible county. Subject to subsection (2), an authority may be dissolved only by unanimous resolution of the board and approval of the resolution by the Governor or in the manner provided in this chapter; provided, however, that an authority shall be dissolved automatically upon the fifth anniversary of the date it was established in the event that construction has not commenced on any project, including a professional sports facility or other related amenities and infrastructure.

(2)  A dissolution may not become effective unless arrangements have been made for the full assumption of all governmental services then being provided by the authority, and for the transfer and allocation of revenue, property, and indebtedness of the authority. If any bonds or other obligations of the authority are outstanding, any act of the Legislature dissolving the authority shall set forth the proposed arrangements under which holders of the outstanding obligations will be immediately paid or will continue to be paid, which arrangements must be consistent with the terms of the outstanding obligations. Any resolution of the board or legislative act dissolving the authority must specify the effective date of the dissolution. Neither the consent of the eligible county nor the consent of any county contiguous therewith is required to dissolve an authority.

History.--s. 15, ch. 2000-348.