Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 696
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (169744) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. Section 129.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         129.021 County officer budget information.—
    9         (1) Notwithstanding any other provision provisions of law,
   10  the budgets of all county officers, as submitted to the board of
   11  county commissioners, must be in sufficient detail and contain
   12  such information as the board of county commissioners may
   13  require in furtherance of their powers and responsibilities
   14  provided in ss. 125.01(1)(q), (r), and (v), and (6) and
   15  129.01(2)(b).
   16         (2)(a) The tentative and final budgets of each
   17  constitutional officer must be posted on the county’s official
   18  website and must provide a separate narrative explaining the
   19  budget priorities of the constitutional officer. This may be
   20  accomplished by posting to the county’s official website a link
   21  to the constitutional officer’s website.
   22         (b)The tentative budget for each constitutional officer
   23  must be posted on the county’s official website at least 2 days
   24  before the public hearing and must be identified separately from
   25  the tentative budget of the county as a whole to clearly
   26  demarcate the constitutional officer’s budget.
   27         Section 2. Present subsection (6) of section 195.087,
   28  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (7) and amended,
   29  and a new subsection (6) is added to that section, to read:
   30         195.087 Property appraisers and tax collectors to submit
   31  budgets to Department of Revenue.—
   32         (6)(a)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
   33  tentative and final budgets of each property appraiser and tax
   34  collector must be detailed and must provide:
   35         1.A separate line item for proposed expenditures for each
   36  program, division, or unit within the office.
   37         2.Existing and proposed reserves.
   38         3.A separate narrative explaining:
   39         a.The budget priorities of the property appraiser or tax
   40  collector.
   41         b.Each budget line item that is unchanged from the budget
   42  for the prior fiscal year.
   43         c.Each budget line item that is increased or decreased
   44  from the budget for the prior fiscal year, with an explanation
   45  for the increase or decrease.
   46         (b)The tentative budget must be posted on each property
   47  appraiser’s and tax collector’s official website at the same
   48  time the tentative budget is submitted to the Department of
   49  Revenue.
   50         (7)(6) Each property appraiser and tax collector must post
   51  their final approved budget on their official website within 30
   52  days after adoption and the budget must remain posted for the
   53  fiscal year covered by the budget. Each county’s official
   54  website must have a link to the websites of the property
   55  appraiser or tax collector where the final approved budget is
   56  posted. If the property appraiser or tax collector does not have
   57  an official website, the final approved budget must be posted on
   58  the county’s official website and the budget must remain posted
   59  for the fiscal year covered by the budget.
   60         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   63  And the title is amended as follows:
   64         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   65  and insert:
   66                        A bill to be entitled                      
   67         An act relating to the budgets of county
   68         constitutional officers; amending s. 129.021, F.S.;
   69         requiring the tentative and final budgets of a county
   70         constitutional officer to be posted on the county’s
   71         website, subject to certain requirements; amending s.
   72         195.087, F.S.; providing criteria for submission of
   73         tentative and final budgets by the property appraiser
   74         and tax collector; requiring the tentative and final
   75         budgets to be posted on the website of the property
   76         appraiser or tax collector if such a website exists,
   77         subject to certain requirements; providing an
   78         effective date.