Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7086
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  04/09/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation
       (Simpson) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 462 and 463
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Subsection (8) is added to section 373.089,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         373.089 Sale or exchange of lands, or interests or rights
    8  in lands.—The governing board of the district may sell lands, or
    9  interests or rights in lands, to which the district has acquired
   10  title or to which it may hereafter acquire title in the
   11  following manner:
   12         (8)If a parcel of land is no longer essential or necessary
   13  for conservation purposes and is valued at $25,000 or less as
   14  determined by a certified appraisal obtained within 360 days
   15  before any sale, the governing board may sell the lot to an
   16  adjacent property owner. Notwithstanding the successive
   17  publishing requirements in subsection (3), a water management
   18  district must cause a notice of intention to sell to be
   19  published no more than 45 days prior to sale, send notice of its
   20  intention to sell the parcel to adjacent property owners by
   21  certified mail, and post the notice of sale on its website. The
   22  governing board may close the sale of the parcel without
   23  receiving bids after 14 days from such publication. If, within
   24  14 days after such publication, two or more owners of adjacent
   25  properties notify the water management district of their desire
   26  to purchase the parcel, the water management district shall
   27  accept sealed bids from such property owners and may sell such
   28  parcel to the highest bidder or reject all offers. The water
   29  management district may include a restriction on the future use
   30  of such parcel as a term and condition of the sale.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete line 45
   36  and insert:
   37         Recreation Lands list; amending s. 373.089, F.S.;
   38         revising the procedures a water management district
   39         must follow for publishing notice of intention to sell
   40         parcels no longer essential or necessary for
   41         conservation purposes and valued below a certain
   42         threshold; providing that such parcels may be sold
   43         directly to the highest bidder; authorizing districts
   44         to include restrictions on future use of such parcels
   45         sold; directing the department to