Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7070
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Lee moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 1799 and 1800
    4  insert:
    5         (6)In addition to the maximum millage levy as provided in
    6  subsections (1) and (2), each school board may levy with a
    7  super-majority vote not more than a total of 0.5 mills against
    8  the taxable value for school purposes for district schools to
    9  fund capital outlay or operating expenditures needed for school
   10  safety and security.
   11         (a) If the millage is levied for capital outlay, it shall
   12  be used for hardening of school facilities, including, but not
   13  limited to, securing entries, metal detectors, security
   14  lighting, emergency address systems, security fencing, security
   15  cameras, bullet-resistant glass, checkpoint construction,
   16  automatic locking devices, and building modifications to reduce
   17  or eliminate obstructions or hidden areas for new educational,
   18  auxiliary, or ancillary facilities. All items must be identified
   19  by a security risk assessment, recommended by the district
   20  school safety specialist, and approved by the district school
   21  board in a public meeting.
   22         (b) Of the total 0.5 mills, no more than 0.1 mill may be
   23  levied for operations. Funds from this levy shall be used to
   24  fund safe-school officers and other school safety and security
   25  expenditures to support the requirements of s. 1006.07 and
   26  1006.12. If a district levies the maximum 0.1 mill for
   27  operations, it may be eligible for the discretionary millage
   28  compression supplement as provided in 1011.62(5).
   29         (c) The nonvoted millage for capital outlay and operations
   30  authorized in subparagraphs (a) and (b) shall be separately
   31  identified and approved in separate actions by the school board.
   32  Each millage shall be subject to s. 200.065.
   33         Section 17. Subsection (2) of section 1011.73, Florida
   34  Statutes, is amended to read:
   35         1011.73 District millage elections.—
   36         (2) MILLAGE AUTHORIZED NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS.—The district
   37  school board, pursuant to resolution adopted at a regular
   38  meeting, shall direct the county commissioners to call an
   39  election at which the electors within the school district may
   40  approve an ad valorem tax millage as authorized under s.
   41  1011.71(10) s. 1011.71(9). Such election may be held at any
   42  time, except that not more than one such election shall be held
   43  during any 12-month period. Any millage so authorized shall be
   44  levied for a period not in excess of 4 years or until changed by
   45  another millage election, whichever is earlier. If any such
   46  election is invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction,
   47  such invalidated election shall be considered not to have been
   48  held.
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   51  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   52         Delete lines 1770 - 1771
   53  and insert:
   54         Section 16. Present subsections (6) through (9) of section
   55  1011.71, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (7)
   56  through (10), respectively, a new subsection (6) is added to
   57  that section, and subsection (1) and paragraph (a) of subsection
   58  (2) of that section are amended, to read:
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   61  And the title is amended as follows:
   62         Delete line 184
   63  and insert:
   64         act; authorizing school districts to levy a specified
   65         millage for school security, safety, and hardening
   66         purposes; amending s. 1011.73, F.S.; conforming a
   67         cross-reference; amending s. 1012.56, F.S.; deleting
   68         obsolete