Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5601
                              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)
    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   12  which was not repealed by the Legislature, so that all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.
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   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.