Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 336
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             03/12/2013 11:07 AM       .                                

       Senator Latvala moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 31 - 65
    4  and insert:
    5         2.To promote Tax revenues received pursuant to this
    6  section may also be used for promotion of zoological parks that
    7  are publicly owned and operated or owned and operated by not
    8  for-profit organizations and open to the public;. However, these
    9  purposes may be implemented through service contracts and leases
   10  with lessees that have with sufficient expertise or financial
   11  capability to operate such facilities;
   12         3.2. To promote and advertise tourism in this state the
   13  State of Florida and nationally and internationally; however, if
   14  tax revenues are expended for an activity, service, venue, or
   15  event, the activity, service, venue, or event must shall have as
   16  one of its main purposes the attraction of tourists as evidenced
   17  by the promotion of the activity, service, venue, or event to
   18  tourists;
   19         4.3. To fund convention bureaus, tourist bureaus, tourist
   20  information centers, and news bureaus as county agencies or by
   21  contract with the chambers of commerce or similar associations
   22  in the county, which may include any indirect administrative
   23  costs for services performed by the county on behalf of the
   24  promotion agency; or
   25         5.4. To finance beach park facilities or beach improvement,
   26  maintenance, renourishment, restoration, and erosion control,
   27  including shoreline protection, enhancement, cleanup, or
   28  restoration of inland lakes and rivers to which there is public
   29  access as those uses relate to the physical preservation of the
   30  beach, shoreline, or inland lake or river. However, any funds
   31  identified by a county as the local matching source for beach
   32  renourishment, restoration, or erosion control projects included
   33  in the long-range budget plan of the state’s Beach Management
   34  Plan, pursuant to s. 161.091, or funds contractually obligated
   35  by a county in the financial plan for a federally authorized
   36  shore protection project may not be used or loaned for any other
   37  purpose. In counties of fewer less than 100,000 population, up
   38  to no more than 10 percent of the revenues from the tourist
   39  development tax may be used for beach park facilities.
   41  Subparagraphs 1. and 2. may be implemented through service
   42  contracts and leases with lessees that have sufficient expertise
   43  or financial capability to operate such facilities.