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         (6)In addition to the maximum millage levy as provided in
    7  subsections (1) and (2), each school board may levy with a
    8  super-majority vote not more than a total of 0.5 mills against
    9  the taxable value for school purposes for district schools to
   10  fund capital outlay or operating expenditures needed for school
   11  safety and security.
   12         (a) If the millage is levied for capital outlay, it shall
   13  be used for hardening of school facilities, including, but not
   14  limited to, securing entries, metal detectors, security
   15  lighting, emergency address systems, security fencing, security
   16  cameras, bullet-resistant glass, checkpoint construction,
   17  automatic locking devices, and building modifications to reduce
   18  or eliminate obstructions or hidden areas for new educational,
   19  auxiliary, or ancillary facilities. All items must be identified
   20  by a security risk assessment, recommended by the district
   21  school safety specialist, and approved by the district school
   22  board in a public meeting.
   23         (b) Of the total 0.5 mills, no more than 0.1 mill may be
   24  levied for operations. Funds from this levy shall be used to
   25  fund safe-school officers and other school safety and security
   26  expenditures to support the requirements of s. 1006.07 and
   27  1006.12. If a district levies the maximum 0.1 mill for
   28  operations, it may be eligible for the discretionary millage
   29  compression supplement as provided in 1011.62(5).
   30         (c) The nonvoted millage for capital outlay and operations
   31  authorized in subparagraphs (a) and (b) shall be separately
   32  identified and approved in separate actions by the school board.
   33  Each millage shall be subject to s. 200.065.
   34         Section 16. Subsection (2) of section 1011.73, Florida
   35  Statutes, is amended to read:
   36         1011.73 District millage elections.—
   37         (2) MILLAGE AUTHORIZED NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS.—The district
   38  school board, pursuant to resolution adopted at a regular
   39  meeting, shall direct the county commissioners to call an
   40  election at which the electors within the school district may
   41  approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under s.
   42  1011.71(10) s. 1011.71(9). Such election may be held at any
   43  time, except that not more than one such election shall be held
   44  during any 12-month period. Any millage so authorized shall be
   45  levied for a period not in excess of 4 years or until changed by
   46  another millage election, whichever is earlier. If any such
   47  election is invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction,
   48  such invalidated election shall be considered not to have been
   49  held.
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   52  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   53         Delete lines 1475 - 1476
   54  and insert:
   55         Section 15. Present subsections (6) through (9) of section
   56  1011.71, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (7)
   57  through (10), a new subsection (6) is added to that section, and
   58  subsection (1) and paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of that
   59  section are amended, to read:
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   62  And the title is amended as follows:
   63         Delete line 2346
   64  and insert:
   65         made by the act; authorizing school districts to levy
   66         a specified millage for school security, safety, and
   67         hardening purposes; amending s. 1011.73, F.S.;
   68         conforming a cross-reference; amending s. 1012.56,
   69         F.S.; deleting