Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 7087, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (844462) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 1061 and 1062
    5  insert:
    6         Section 25. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
    7  202.24, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         202.24 Limitations on local taxes and fees imposed on
    9  dealers of communications services.—
   10         (2)
   11         (b) For purposes of this subsection, a tax, charge, fee, or
   12  other imposition includes any amount or in-kind payment of
   13  property or services which is required by ordinance or agreement
   14  to be paid or furnished to a public body by or through a dealer
   15  of communications services in its capacity as a dealer of
   16  communications services, regardless of whether such amount or
   17  in-kind payment of property or services is:
   18         1. Designated as a sales tax, excise tax, subscriber
   19  charge, franchise fee, user fee, privilege fee, occupancy fee,
   20  rental fee, license fee, pole fee, tower fee, base-station fee,
   21  security fund, or other tax or fee;
   22         2. Measured by the amounts charged or received for
   23  services, regardless of whether such amount is permitted or
   24  required to be separately stated on the customer’s bill, by the
   25  type or amount of equipment or facilities deployed, or by other
   26  means; or
   27         3. Intended as compensation for the use of public roads or
   28  rights-of-way, for the right to conduct business, or for other
   29  purposes.
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   32  And the title is amended as follows:
   33         Between lines 2759 and 2760
   34  insert:
   35         amending s. 202.24, F.S.; adding security funds to a
   36         list of certain taxes, charges, fees, or other
   37         impositions that public bodies are prohibited from
   38         imposing on dealers of communications services by
   39         ordinance or agreement;