Florida Senate - 2015                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/SB 1216, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 4/AD/3R         .                                
             04/22/2015 02:03 PM       .                                

       Senators Bullard and Simpson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1260 and 1261
    4  insert:
    5         Section 31. Subsection (3) of section 380.0666, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         380.0666 Powers of land authority.—The land authority shall
    8  have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and
    9  effectuate the purposes and provisions of this act, including
   10  the following powers, which are in addition to all other powers
   11  granted by other provisions of this act:
   12         (3) To acquire and dispose of real and personal property or
   13  any interest therein when such acquisition is necessary or
   14  appropriate to protect the natural environment, provide public
   15  access or public recreational facilities, preserve wildlife
   16  habitat areas, provide affordable housing to families whose
   17  income does not exceed 160 percent of the median family income
   18  for the area, or provide access to management of acquired lands;
   19  to acquire interests in land by means of land exchanges; to
   20  contribute tourist impact tax revenues received pursuant to s.
   21  125.0108 to its most populous municipality or the housing
   22  authority of such municipality, at the request of the commission
   23  or council of such municipality, for the construction,
   24  redevelopment, or preservation of affordable housing in an area
   25  of critical state concern within such municipality; and to enter
   26  into all alternatives to the acquisition of fee interests in
   27  land, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of
   28  easements, development rights, life estates, leases, and
   29  leaseback arrangements. However, the land authority shall make
   30  such acquisition or contribution only if:
   31         (a) Such acquisition or contribution is consistent with
   32  land development regulations and local comprehensive plans
   33  adopted and approved pursuant to this chapter;
   34         (b) The property acquired is within an area designated as
   35  an area of critical state concern at the time of acquisition or
   36  is within an area that was designated as an area of critical
   37  state concern for at least 20 consecutive years prior to removal
   38  of the designation; and
   39         (c) The property to be acquired has not been selected for
   40  purchase through another local, regional, state, or federal
   41  public land acquisition program. Such restriction shall not
   42  apply if the land authority cooperates with the other public
   43  land acquisition programs which listed the lands for
   44  acquisition, to coordinate the acquisition and disposition of
   45  such lands. In such cases, the land authority may enter into
   46  contractual or other agreements to acquire lands jointly or for
   47  eventual resale to other public land acquisition programs.
   48         Section 32. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   49  125.0108, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   50         125.0108 Areas of critical state concern; tourist impact
   51  tax.—
   52         (3) All tax revenues received pursuant to this section,
   53  less administrative costs, shall be distributed as follows:
   54         (a) Fifty percent shall be transferred to the land
   55  authority to be used in accordance with s. 380.0666 to purchase
   56  property in the area of critical state concern for which the
   57  revenue is generated. An amount not to exceed 5 percent may be
   58  used for administration and other costs incident to the exercise
   59  of said powers such purchases.
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   62  And the title is amended as follows:
   63         Delete line 135
   64  and insert:
   65         dispute resolution process; amending s. 380.0666,
   66         F.S.; authorizing land authorities to contribute
   67         tourist impact tax revenues to certain municipalities
   68         for the construction, redevelopment, or preservation
   69         of affordable housing in areas of critical state
   70         concern within such municipalities; amending s.
   71         125.0108, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made
   72         by the act; providing an effective