Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5601
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             05/02/2014 07:40 PM       .                                

       Senator Montford moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (526842) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 952 and 953
    5  insert:
    6         Section 13. Paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of section
    7  212.055, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent;
    9  authorization and use of proceeds.—It is the legislative intent
   10  that any authorization for imposition of a discretionary sales
   11  surtax shall be published in the Florida Statutes as a
   12  subsection of this section, irrespective of the duration of the
   13  levy. Each enactment shall specify the types of counties
   14  authorized to levy; the rate or rates which may be imposed; the
   15  maximum length of time the surtax may be imposed, if any; the
   16  procedure which must be followed to secure voter approval, if
   17  required; the purpose for which the proceeds may be expended;
   18  and such other requirements as the Legislature may provide.
   19  Taxable transactions and administrative procedures shall be as
   20  provided in s. 212.054.
   22  (c) The resolution providing for the imposition of the surtax
   23  must shall set forth a plan for using use of the surtax proceeds
   24  for fixed capital expenditures or fixed capital costs associated
   25  with the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of school
   26  facilities and campuses that which have a useful life expectancy
   27  of 5 or more years, and any land acquisition, land improvement,
   28  design, and engineering costs related thereto; and for buses
   29  that have a life expectancy of at least 5 years and the
   30  equipment necessary to outfit such buses for official use.
   31  Additionally, the plan must shall include the costs of
   32  retrofitting and providing for technology implementation,
   33  including hardware and software, for the various sites within
   34  the school district. Surtax revenues may be used for the purpose
   35  of servicing bond indebtedness to finance projects authorized by
   36  this subsection, and any interest accrued thereto may be held in
   37  trust to finance such projects. Neither the proceeds of the
   38  surtax nor any interest accrued thereto may shall be used for
   39  operational expenses.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Between lines 1435 and 1436
   44  insert:
   45         amending s. 215.055, F.S.; providing that the
   46         discretionary school capital outlay surtax may be used
   47         for buses and the equipment to outfit such buses;