Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 934
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/04/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Storms) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 24 and 25
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 218.075, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         218.075 Reduction or waiver of permit processing fees.
    8  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of
    9  Environmental Protection and the water management districts
   10  shall reduce or waive permit processing fees for counties with a
   11  population of 50,000 or fewer less on April 1, 1994, until such
   12  counties exceed a population of 75,000 and municipalities with a
   13  population of 25,000 or fewer less; an entity created by special
   14  act, local ordinance, or interlocal agreement of such counties
   15  or municipalities;, or any county or municipality not included
   16  within a metropolitan statistical area. Fee reductions or
   17  waivers shall be approved on the basis of fiscal hardship or
   18  environmental need for a particular project or activity. The
   19  governing body must certify that the cost of the permit
   20  processing fee is a fiscal hardship due to one of the following
   21  factors:
   22         (1) Per capita taxable value is less than the statewide
   23  average for the current fiscal year;
   24         (2) Percentage of assessed property value that is exempt
   25  from ad valorem taxation is higher than the statewide average
   26  for the current fiscal year;
   27         (3) Any condition specified in s. 218.503(1) which results
   28  in the county or municipality being in a state of financial
   29  emergency;
   30         (4) Ad valorem operating millage rate for the current
   31  fiscal year is greater than 8 mills; or
   32         (5) A financial condition that is documented in annual
   33  financial statements at the end of the current fiscal year and
   34  indicates an inability to pay the permit processing fee during
   35  that fiscal year.
   37  The permit applicant must be the governing body of a county or
   38  municipality, or a third party under contract with a county or
   39  municipality, or an entity created by special act, local
   40  ordinance, or interlocal agreement and the project for which the
   41  fee reduction or waiver is sought must serve a public purpose.
   42  If a permit processing fee is reduced, the total fee may shall
   43  not exceed $100.
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   46         And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Between lines 2 and 3
   48  insert:
   49         amending s. 218.075, F.S.; allowing an entity created
   50         by special act, local ordinance, or interlocal
   51         agreement of a county or municipality to receive
   52         certain reduced or waived permit processing fees;