Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. HB 5601 Ì358258KÎ358258 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 05/02/2014 07:43 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Diaz de la Portilla moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (526842) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 1385 and 1386 5 insert: 6 Section 27. The governing body of a municipality that 7 created a downtown development authority and was authorized to 8 levy an additional ad valorem tax under chapter 65-1090, Laws of 9 Florida, for which ad valorem taxing authority was continued by 10 the emplacement of such authority in the local ordinances of all 11 affected municipalities by a subsequent act of the Legislature, 12 which was not repealed by the Legislature, so that all 13 ordinances enacted and operating under chapters 65-1090 and 71 14 29, Laws of Florida, were, are, and continue exercising such 15 valid ad valorem taxing authority, may continue to levy such 16 additional ad valorem tax on all real and personal property in 17 the downtown district of up to 0.5 mills for the purpose of 18 financing the operation of the authority. The levy of the ad 19 valorem tax is in addition to regular ad valorem taxes and 20 special assessments for improvements imposed by the governing 21 body of the municipality; however, the combined levy may not 22 exceed the maximum millage authorized for municipal purposes 23 under s. 9(b), Article VII of the State Constitution. 24 25 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 26 And the title is amended as follows: 27 Delete line 1487 28 and insert: 29 appropriations; authorizing certain municipalities to 30 continue levying an additional ad valorem tax to 31 finance the operation of a downtown development 32 authority; providing that the tax is in addition to 33 regular ad valorem taxes and assessments imposed by 34 the municipality; prohibiting the combined taxes and 35 assessments of the municipality from exceeding a 36 specified millage; providing effective dates.