Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 294
       By Senator Bennett
       21-00299-12                                            2012294__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to enterprise zones; creating s.
    3         290.00729, F.S.; authorizing Charlotte County to apply
    4         to the Department of Economic Opportunity for
    5         designation of an enterprise zone; providing
    6         application requirements; authorizing the department
    7         to designate an enterprise zone in Charlotte County;
    8         requiring that the department establish the initial
    9         effective date for the enterprise zone; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 290.00729, Florida Statutes, is created
   15  to read:
   16         290.00729 Enterprise zone designation for Charlotte
   17  County.—Charlotte County may apply to the Department of Economic
   18  Opportunity for designation of one enterprise zone encompassing
   19  an area not to exceed 20 square miles within Charlotte County.
   20  The application must be submitted by December 31, 2012, and must
   21  comply with the requirements in s. 290.0055. Notwithstanding s.
   22  290.0065 limiting the total number of enterprise zones
   23  designated and the number of enterprise zones within a
   24  population category, the department may designate one enterprise
   25  zone under this section. The department shall establish the
   26  initial effective date of the enterprise zone designated under
   27  this section.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.