Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 444
       By Senator Montford
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Small Community Sewer
    3         Construction Assistance Act; amending s. 403.1838,
    4         F.S.; redefining the term “financially disadvantaged
    5         small community” to include counties and special
    6         districts; defining the term “special district”;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 403.1838, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         403.1838 Small Community Sewer Construction Assistance
   14  Act.—
   15         (2) The department shall use funds specifically
   16  appropriated to award grants under this section to assist
   17  financially disadvantaged small communities with their needs for
   18  adequate sewer facilities. For purposes of this section, the
   19  term “financially disadvantaged small community” means a county,
   20  municipality, or special district that has a population of
   21  10,000 or fewer, according to the latest decennial census, and a
   22  per capita annual income less than the state per capita annual
   23  income as determined by the United States Department of
   24  Commerce. For purposes of this subsection, the term “special
   25  district” has the same meaning as provided in s. 189.012 and
   26  includes only those special districts whose public purpose
   27  includes water and sewer services, utility systems and services,
   28  or wastewater systems and services.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.