Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7049
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 5/AD/2R         .            Floor: C            
             03/09/2022 06:34 PM       .      03/10/2022 05:44 PM       

       Senator Brodeur moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 49 - 89
    4  and insert:
    5  existing or repealed, means either of the contemporaneous and
    6  continuous intent and meaning of such legislation all and
    7  singular, existing or repealed, is and has been and is hereby
    8  declared to be and to have been, and the rule of interpretation
    9  is and has been the following:
   10         (1) A publication in a newspaper printed and published
   11  periodically at least once a week, containing at least 25
   12  percent of its words in the English language, available to the
   13  public generally for the publication of official or other
   14  notices and customarily containing information of a public
   15  character or of interest or of value to the residents or owners
   16  of property in the county where published, or of interest or of
   17  value to the general public, which A publication in a newspaper
   18  that meets all of the following:
   19         (a)Is printed and published periodically at least once a
   20  week.
   21         (b)Contains at least 25 percent of its words in the
   22  English language.
   23         (c)Satisfies one of the following criteria:
   24         (a)1. Has an audience consisting of at least 10 percent of
   25  the households in the county or municipality, as determined by
   26  the most recent decennial census, where the legal or public
   27  notice is being published or posted, by calculating the
   28  combination of the total of the number of print copies
   29  reflecting the day of highest print circulation, of which at
   30  least 25 percent of such print copies must be delivered to
   31  individuals’ home or business addresses, as certified biennially
   32  by a certified independent third-party auditor, and the total
   33  number of online unique monthly visitors to the newspaper’s
   34  website from within the state, as measured by industry-accepted
   35  website analytics software. The newspaper must also be sold, or
   36  otherwise available to the public, at no less than 10 publicly
   37  accessible outlets. For legal and public notices published by
   38  nongovernmental entities, the newspaper’s audience in the county
   39  or municipality where the project, property, or other primary
   40  subject of the notice is located must meet the 10 percent
   41  threshold; or.
   42         (b)2.Is entered or qualified to be admitted and entered as
   43  periodical class mail at a post office in the county where
   44  published. Holds a periodicals permit as of March 1, 2021, and
   45  accepts legal notices for publication as of that date. Any such