Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1686
       By Senator Torres
       15-01666-18                                           20181686__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to community development districts;
    3         amending s. 190.012, F.S.; requiring community
    4         development districts to obtain a just valuation
    5         before acquiring property that includes land or is
    6         permanently affixed to land; providing an effective
    7         date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 190.012, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         190.012 Special powers; public improvements and community
   14  facilities.—The district shall have, and the board may exercise,
   15  subject to the regulatory jurisdiction and permitting authority
   16  of all applicable governmental bodies, agencies, and special
   17  districts having authority with respect to any area included
   18  therein, any or all of the following special powers relating to
   19  public improvements and community facilities authorized by this
   20  act:
   21         (2) After the local general-purpose government within the
   22  jurisdiction of which a power specified in this subsection is to
   23  be exercised consents to the exercise of such power by the
   24  district, the district shall have the power to plan, establish,
   25  acquire, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip,
   26  operate, and maintain additional systems and facilities for:
   27         (a) Parks and facilities for indoor and outdoor
   28  recreational, cultural, and educational uses.
   29         (b) Fire prevention and control, including fire stations,
   30  water mains and plugs, fire trucks, and other vehicles and
   31  equipment.
   32         (c) School buildings and related structures and site
   33  improvements, which may be leased, sold, or donated to the
   34  school district, for use in the educational system when
   35  authorized by the district school board.
   36         (d) Security, including, but not limited to, guardhouses,
   37  fences and gates, electronic intrusion-detection systems, and
   38  patrol cars, when authorized by proper governmental agencies;
   39  except that the district may not exercise any police power, but
   40  may contract with the appropriate local general-purpose
   41  government agencies for an increased level of such services
   42  within the district boundaries. However, this paragraph does not
   43  prohibit a district from contracting with a towing operator to
   44  remove a vehicle or vessel from a district-owned facility or
   45  property if the district follows the authorization and notice
   46  and procedural requirements in s. 715.07 for an owner or lessee
   47  of private property. The district’s selection of a towing
   48  operator is not subject to public bidding if the towing operator
   49  is included in an approved list of towing operators maintained
   50  by the local government that has jurisdiction over the
   51  district’s facility or property.
   52         (e) Control and elimination of mosquitoes and other
   53  arthropods of public health importance.
   54         (f) Waste collection and disposal.
   56  Before a district acquires property that includes real property
   57  or that is permanently affixed to real property, whether the
   58  acquisition is through the use of bonds, special assessments, ad
   59  valorem taxes, fees, or cash, it must first obtain a just
   60  valuation of the property by a property appraiser which conforms
   61  to the requirements of s. 193.011.
   62         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.