Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 922
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/21/2020           .                                

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Gruters) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 114 and 115
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Section 189.033, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         189.033 Independent special district services in
    8  disproportionally affected county; rate reduction for providers
    9  providing economic benefits.—If the governing body of an
   10  independent special district that provides water, wastewater,
   11  and sanitation services in a disproportionally affected county,
   12  as defined in s. 288.106(8), determines that a new user or the
   13  expansion of an existing user of one or more of its utility
   14  systems will provide a significant benefit to the community in
   15  terms of increased job opportunities, economies of scale, or
   16  economic development in the area, the governing body may
   17  authorize a reduction of its rates, fees, or charges for that
   18  user for a specified period of time. A governing body that
   19  exercises this power must do so by resolution that states the
   20  anticipated economic benefit justifying the reduction as well as
   21  the period of time that the reduction will remain in place. As
   22  used in this section, the term “disproportionally affected
   23  county” means Bay County, Escambia County, Franklin County, Gulf
   24  County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County, or
   25  Wakulla County.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 17
   30  and insert:
   31         qualified target industry businesses; amending s.
   32         189.033, F.S.; conforming a cross-reference to changes
   33         made by the act; providing an