HB 1595

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to uses of the district school tax;
3amending s. 1011.71, F.S.; authorizing school districts
4meeting certain class size requirements to use revenues
5generated by the district school tax for specified
6purposes; providing an effective date.
8Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10     Section 1.  Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (5) of
11section 1011.71, Florida Statutes, to read:
12     1011.71  District school tax.--
13     (5)
14     (e)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this
15subsection, school districts that have met the class size
16requirements of s. 1003.03 may use the revenue generated by the
17millage levy authorized by subsection (2) for the purposes
18delineated in subsection (2).
20A district that violates these expenditure restrictions shall
21have an equal dollar reduction in funds appropriated to the
22district under s. 1011.62 in the fiscal year following the audit
23citation. The expenditure restrictions do not apply to any
24school district that certifies to the Commissioner of Education
25that all of the district's instructional space needs for the
26next 5 years can be met from capital outlay sources that the
27district reasonably expects to receive during the next 5 years
28or from alternative scheduling or construction, leasing,
29rezoning, or technological methodologies that exhibit sound
31     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

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