Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 306
                                Barcode 187802                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/29/2013 05:07 PM       .                                

       Senator Braynon moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 369 - 417
    4  and insert:
    5         (a) “Applicant” means a unit of local government, as
    6  defined in s. 218.369, which is responsible for the
    7  construction, management, or operation of a facility; or an
    8  entity that is responsible for the construction, management, or
    9  operation of a facility if a unit of local government holds
   10  title to all or a substantial portion of the underlying property
   11  on which the facility is located.
   12         (b) “Beneficiary” means a professional sports franchise, or
   13  the equivalent thereof, of the National Football League, the
   14  National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, the
   15  National League or American League of Major League Baseball,
   16  Major League Soccer, or the National Association of Stock Car
   17  Auto Racing, or a nationally recognized professional sports
   18  association that occupies or uses a facility as the facility’s
   19  primary tenant. A beneficiary may also be an applicant under
   20  this section.
   21         (c) “Facility” means a facility used to host games or
   22  events held by a beneficiary and does not include any portion
   23  used to provide transient lodging.
   24         (d) “Project” means a proposed construction,
   25  reconstruction, renovation, modernization, or improvement of a
   26  facility and, for newly constructed facilities, land
   27  acquisition.
   28         (e) “Signature event” means a professional sports event
   29  with significant export factor potential. For purposes of this
   30  paragraph, the term “export factor” means the attraction of
   31  economic activity or growth into the state which otherwise would
   32  not have occurred. Examples of signature events may include, but
   33  are not limited to:
   34         1. National Football League Super Bowls.
   35         2. Professional sports All-Star games.
   36         3. International sporting events and tournaments.
   37         4. Professional automobile race events of international
   38  prominence, such as the Daytona 500 or a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
   39         5. The establishment of a new professional sports franchise
   40  in this state.
   41         (f) State sales taxes generated by sales at the facility
   42  means state sales taxes imposed under chapter 212 generated by
   43  admissions to the facility or by sales made by vendors at the
   44  facility who are accessible to persons attending events
   45  occurring at the facility.
   46         (3) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to provide
   47  applicants state funding under s. 212.20(6)(d)6.e. for the
   48  public purpose of constructing, reconstructing, renovating,
   49  modernizing, or improving a facility and, for newly constructed
   50  facilities, land acquisition.
   52  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   53         And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete lines 45 - 50
   55  and insert:
   56         providing definitions; providing a statement of
   57         purpose;