Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (813072) for SB 7070
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/19/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Lee) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (782410) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Between lines 1504 and 1505
    5  insert:
    6         (9) In addition to the maximum millage levied under this
    7  section and the General Appropriations Act, a school district
    8  may levy, by local referendum or in a general election,
    9  additional millage for school operational purposes up to an
   10  amount that, when combined with nonvoted millage levied under
   11  this section, does not exceed the 10-mill limit established in
   12  s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State Constitution. Any such levy must
   13  shall be for a maximum of 10 4 years and must shall be counted
   14  as part of the 10-mill limit established in s. 9(b), Art. VII of
   15  the State Constitution. Millage elections conducted under the
   16  authority granted pursuant to this section are subject to s.
   17  1011.73. Funds generated by such additional millage do not
   18  become a part of the calculation of the Florida Education
   19  Finance Program total potential funds and may in 2001-2002 or
   20  any subsequent year and must not be incorporated in the
   21  calculation of any hold-harmless or other component of the
   22  Florida Education Finance Program formula in any year. If an
   23  increase in required local effort, when added to existing
   24  millage levied under the 10-mill limit, would result in a
   25  combined millage in excess of the 10-mill limit, any millage
   26  levied pursuant to this subsection must shall be considered to
   27  be required local effort to the extent that the district millage
   28  would otherwise exceed the 10-mill limit.
   29         Section 16. Subsection (2) of section 1011.73, Florida
   30  Statutes, is amended to read:
   31         1011.73 District millage elections.—
   33  district school board, pursuant to resolution adopted at a
   34  regular meeting, shall direct the county commissioners to call
   35  an election at which the electors within the school district may
   36  approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under s.
   37  1011.71(9). Such election may be held at any time, except that
   38  not more than one such election may shall be held during any 12
   39  month period. Any millage so authorized must shall be levied for
   40  a period not to exceed 10 in excess of 4 years or until changed
   41  by another millage election, whichever is earlier. If any such
   42  election is invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction,
   43  such invalidated election must shall be considered not to have
   44  been held.
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   47  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   48         Delete lines 1475 - 1476
   49  and insert:
   50         Section 15. Subsection (1), paragraph (a) of subsection
   51  (2), and subsection (9) of section 1011.71, Florida Statutes,
   52  are amended to read:
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   55  And the title is amended as follows:
   56         Delete line 2346
   57  and insert:
   58         made by the act; increasing the maximum number of
   59         years for which a specified millage may be levied;
   60         deleting obsolete language; amending s. 1011.73, F.S.;
   61         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
   62         amending s. 1012.56, F.S.; deleting