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CS/CS/HB 1295: Discretionary Sales Surtaxes

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Finance and Tax Subcommittee ; Fresen ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell

Discretionary Sales Surtaxes; Authorizes county defined in s. 125.011(1), F.S., to levy surtax up to specified amount for benefit of Florida College System institution & state university in county pursuant to ordinance conditioned to take effect upon approval in county referendum; requires ordinance to include plan for use of proceeds; provides referendum requirements & procedures; requires that proceeds from surtax be transferred into specified account & managed in specified manner; establishes oversight board with specified duties, responsibilities, & requirements relating to expenditure of surtax proceeds; provides for appointment of members of oversight board; requires that board of trustees of each institution receiving surtax proceeds prepare annual plan for submission to oversight board for approval; provides that state funding may not be reduced because institution receives surtax funds; provides for scheduled expiration of surtax.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/4/2013 House • Filed
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 123
3/8/2013 House • Referred to Finance and Tax Subcommittee; Education Committee; Appropriations Committee -HJ 213
3/18/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax Subcommittee, 03/20/13, 3:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/20/2013 House • CS by Finance and Tax Subcommittee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0
3/25/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Finance and Tax Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 344
3/26/2013 House • Now in Education Committee -HJ 356
4/2/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 04/04/13, 10:30 am, Reed Hall
4/4/2013 House • CS/CS by Education Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 445
4/5/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 442
4/8/2013 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 449
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/10/13, 3:30 pm, Webster Hall
4/10/2013 House • Favorable by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 25 NAYS 1 -HJ 581
4/11/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 581
5/3/2013 House • Died on Calendar