Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 278 Ì434210_Î434210 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/10/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Ring) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 189.056, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 189.056 Downtown development districts; ad valorem 8 taxation.— 9 (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the 10 revitalization of downtown areas within large municipalities 11 where the societal ills associated with urban blight are most 12 prevalent. However, in recognition of the traditionally broad 13 home rule power exercised by charter counties, the Legislature 14 intends that this section apply only to certain counties. 15 (2) The governing body of a municipality with a population 16 of more than 400,000, as determined by the Office of Economic 17 and Demographic Research, and located in a county as defined in 18 s. 125.011(1) may, by ordinance, levy an ad valorem tax of up to 19 0.475 mill on the taxable value of all real and personal 20 property located in a downtown development district to help 21 finance the operation of the district. The district’s millage 22 may not exceed 0.475 mill and may not exceed the limitations 23 contained in s. 200.001(8)(d) for dependent special districts. 24 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015. 25 26 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 27 And the title is amended as follows: 28 Delete everything before the enacting clause 29 and insert: 30 A bill to be entitled 31 An act relating to downtown development districts; 32 creating s. 189.056, F.S.; providing legislative 33 intent; authorizing municipalities larger than a 34 certain population and located in certain counties to 35 levy an ad valorem tax on real and personal property 36 in downtown development districts; specifying the 37 purpose of such ad valorem tax; limiting the downtown 38 development district’s ad valorem millage rate; 39 providing an effective date.