Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. HB 5601 Ì646042|Î646042 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 2a/F/2R . 05/01/2014 03:31 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Diaz de la Portilla moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (526842) (with 2 title amendment) 3 4 Between lines 1385 and 1386 5 insert: 6 Section 26. 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in the local ordinances of all 11 affected municipalities by chapter 71-29, Laws of Florida, and 12 that was not repealed by the Legislature, so that all ordinances 13 enacted and operating under chapters 65-1090 and 71-29, Laws of 14 Florida, were, are, and continue exercising such valid ad 15 valorem taxing authority, may continue to levy such additional 16 ad valorem tax on all real and personal property in the downtown 17 district of up to 0.5 mills for the purpose of financing the 18 operation of the authority. The levy of the ad valorem tax is in 19 addition to regular ad valorem taxes and special assessments for 20 improvements imposed by the governing body of the municipality; 21 however, the combined levy may not exceed the maximum millage 22 authorized for municipal purposes under s. 9(b), Article VII of 23 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.