Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 696
       By Senator Hutson
       7-01862-19                                             2019696__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the budgets of county
    3         constitutional officers; amending s. 129.03, F.S.;
    4         including property appraisers to the list of county
    5         constitutional officers who must submit a tentative
    6         budget to the board of county commissioners; providing
    7         criteria for submission of tentative and final budgets
    8         by county constitutional officers; requiring the
    9         tentative budget of a county constitutional officer to
   10         be separately identified from the tentative budget of
   11         the county as a whole when posted to the county’s
   12         website; providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 129.03, Florida
   17  Statutes, is amended to read:
   18         129.03 Preparation and adoption of budget.—
   19         (2) On or before June 1 of each year, the sheriff, the
   20  property appraiser, the clerk of the circuit court and county
   21  comptroller, the tax collector subject to a resolution entered
   22  into pursuant to s. 145.022(1), and the supervisor of elections
   23  shall each submit to the board of county commissioners a
   24  tentative budget for their respective offices for the ensuing
   25  fiscal year. However, the board of county commissioners may, by
   26  resolution, require the tentative budgets to be submitted by May
   27  1 of each year. Each officer’s tentative and final budget must
   28  be detailed, and must provide a separate line item for proposed
   29  expenditures for each program, division, or unit within the
   30  office, and must include an identification of existing and
   31  proposed reserves. The tentative budget must be posted on the
   32  county’s official website at least 2 days before the public
   33  hearing and must be identified separately from the tentative
   34  budget of the county as a whole to clearly demarcate the
   35  constitutional officers’ budgets.
   36         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.