Florida Senate - 2015                              CS for SB 142
       By the Committee on Finance and Tax; and Senator Dean
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to nonresidential farm buildings;
    3         amending s. 604.50, F.S.; exempting nonresidential
    4         farm buildings, farm fences, and farm signs that are
    5         located on lands used for bona fide agricultural
    6         purposes from any county or municipal special
    7         assessment, including a dependent special district
    8         assessment; providing an exception; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 604.50, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         604.50 Nonresidential farm buildings; farm fences; farm
   16  signs.—
   17         (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a
   18  any nonresidential farm building, farm fence, or farm sign that
   19  is located on lands used for bona fide agricultural purposes is
   20  exempt from the Florida Building Code and any county or
   21  municipal code, or fee, or special assessment, including a
   22  dependent special district assessment, except for code
   23  provisions that implement implementing local, state, or federal
   24  floodplain management regulations. A farm sign located on a
   25  public road may not be erected, used, operated, or maintained in
   26  a manner that violates any of the standards provided in s.
   27  479.11(4), (5)(a), and (6)-(8).
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.