HB 601

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the Sebastian Inlet Tax District,
3Brevard and Indian River Counties; amending chapter
42003-373, Laws of Florida; requiring the members of
5the district's board of commissioners to be elected by
6a plurality of the qualified electors of the district;
7providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  Subsection (b) of section 3 of section 3 of
12chapter 2003-373, Laws of Florida, is amended to read:
13     Section 3.
14     (b)  Board members shall be elected on a nonpartisan basis
15by a plurality majority of the qualified electors of the
16District voting at the election to be held in both Indian River
17and Brevard Counties as follows:
18     1.  Any candidate for membership on the Board shall qualify
19as provided by law. The ballots shall be in the form for general
20elections as provided by law.
21     2.  The election officials of each voting district or
22precinct within the Sebastian Inlet Tax District shall conduct
23the election of the members of the Board of Commissioners of the
24District at the time of conducting such general election. Each
25voter who is qualified to vote in each such general election in
26the respective election districts or precincts situated within
27the boundaries of the Sebastian Inlet Tax District and who
28resides within the boundaries of such District shall be entitled
29to cast a ballot for the election of members of the Board of
30Commissioners of said Sebastian Inlet Tax District.
31     3.  Upon the closing of the polls in each election district
32or precinct, the officials conducting such elections shall tally
33the votes cast for members of the Board of Commissioners of the
34Sebastian Inlet Tax District. The vote shall be canvassed in the
35manner provided by general law.
36     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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