Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7005, 2nd Eng. Ì941686MÎ941686 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 05/01/2014 03:01 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Diaz de la Portilla moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 1644 and 1645 4 insert: 5 Section 42. The governing body of a municipality that 6 created a downtown development authority and was authorized to 7 levy an additional ad valorem tax under chapter 65-1090, Laws of 8 Florida, for which ad valorem taxing authority was continued by 9 the emplacement of such authority in the local ordinances of all 10 affected municipalities by chapter 71-29, Laws of Florida, and 11 that was not repealed by the Legislature, so that all ordinances 12 enacted and operating under chapters 65-1090 and 71-29, Laws of 13 Florida, were, are, and continue exercising such valid ad 14 valorem taxing authority, may continue to levy such additional 15 ad valorem tax on all real and personal property in the downtown 16 district of up to 0.5 mills for the purpose of financing the 17 operation of the authority. The levy of the ad valorem tax is in 18 addition to regular ad valorem taxes and special assessments for 19 improvements imposed by the governing body of the municipality; 20 however, the combined levy may not exceed the maximum millage 21 authorized for municipal purposes under s. 9(b), Article VII of 22 the State Constitution. 23 24 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 25 And the title is amended as follows: 26 Delete line 208 27 and insert: 28 plates; authorizing certain municipalities to continue 29 levying an additional ad valorem tax to finance the 30 operation of a downtown development authority; 31 providing that the tax is in addition to regular ad 32 valorem taxes and assessments imposed by the 33 municipality; prohibiting the combined taxes and 34 assessments of the municipality from exceeding a 35 specified millage; providing an effective date.