Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 696
Senate . House
The Committee on Community Affairs (Hutson) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Section 129.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
7 129.021 County officer budget information.—
8 (1) Notwithstanding any other provision
provisions of law,
9 the budgets of all county officers, as submitted to the board of
10 county commissioners, must be in sufficient detail and contain
11 such information as the board of county commissioners may
12 require in furtherance of their powers and responsibilities
13 provided in ss. 125.01(1)(q), (r), and (v), and (6) and
15 (2)(a) The tentative and final budgets of each
16 constitutional officer must be posted on the county’s official
17 website and must provide a separate narrative explaining the
18 budget priorities of the constitutional officer. This may be
19 accomplished by posting to the county’s official website a link
20 to the constitutional officer’s website.
21 (b) The tentative budget for each constitutional officer
22 must be posted on the county’s official website at least 2 days
23 before the public hearing and must be identified separately from
24 the tentative budget of the county as a whole to clearly
25 demarcate the constitutional officer’s budget.
26 Section 2. Present subsection (6) of section 195.087,
27 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (7) and amended,
28 and a new subsection (6) is added to that section, to read:
29 195.087 Property appraisers and tax collectors to submit
30 budgets to Department of Revenue.—
31 (6)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
32 tentative and final budgets of each property appraiser and tax
33 collector must be detailed and must provide:
34 1. A separate line item for proposed expenditures for each
35 program, division, or unit within the office.
36 2. Existing and proposed reserves.
37 3. A separate narrative explaining:
38 a. The budget priorities of the property appraiser or tax
40 b. Each budget line item that is unchanged from the budget
41 for the prior fiscal year.
42 c. Each budget line item that is increased or decreased
43 from the budget for the prior fiscal year, with an explanation
44 for the increase or decrease.
45 (b) The tentative budget must be posted on each property
46 appraiser’s and tax collector’s official website at the same
47 time the tentative budget is submitted to the Department of
49 (7) (6) Each property appraiser and tax collector must post
50 their final approved budget on their official website within 30
51 days after adoption and the budget must remain posted for the
52 fiscal year covered by the budget. Each county’s official
53 website must have a link to the websites of the property
54 appraiser or tax collector where the final approved budget is
55 posted. If the property appraiser or tax collector does not have
56 an official website, the final approved budget must be posted on
57 the county’s official website and the budget must remain posted
58 for the fiscal year covered by the budget.
59 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
61 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
62 And the title is amended as follows:
63 Delete everything before the enacting clause
64 and insert:
65 A bill to be entitled
66 An act relating to the budgets of county
67 constitutional officers; amending s. 129.021, F.S.;
68 requiring the tentative and final budgets of a county
69 constitutional officer to be posted on the county’s
70 website, subject to certain requirements; amending s.
71 195.087, F.S.; providing criteria for submission of
72 tentative and final budgets by the property appraiser
73 and tax collector; requiring the tentative and final
74 budgets to be posted on the website of the property
75 appraiser or tax collector if such a website exists,
76 subject to certain requirements; providing an
77 effective date.