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Title: Creating SWFWMD boundaries
Alternate Title: Chap. 61-691, Laws of Fla. 1961. Senate Bill 485. Creating SWFWMD boundaries, imposing taxes and creation of Basin Water Management Boards and abolishing PEACE RIVER VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT.
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Publication Date: July 1963
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 1A ( SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (Regulatory), Folder 1 ), Item 54
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CHAPTER 61-691 LAWS OF FLORIDA

gI CHAPTER 61-690
SENATE BILLrNO. 481 to the

SAN ACT for the relief of Henry A. Landry of Boca Raton, Florida; tcr C,
appropriating funds from the State general revenue fund; pro- 2832'\
viding effective date. Water

,I, WHEREAS an error was made in the office of the Motor Vehicle 2"222,
Commissioner and a title certificate was, as a result issued to Phillip and ex
)I Chafetz, free and clear of liens, resulting in loss to Henry A. Landry sota ir
of One Thousand One Hundred Thirty-five and 80/100 ($1135.80) e It Er
Dollars, and

-J 1 WHEREAS the motor vehicle was a 1957 Oldsmobile, ID 577A- Stcti,
1304, Title No. 37210. tutns s
g under s


Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: is lerTl

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the general revenue sot
fund of this state the sum of one Thouuand One Hundred Thirty- and ti
five and 80/100 ($1135.80) Dollars for the relief of Henry A. Landry
of Boca Raton, Florida, for damages sustained by Henry A. Landry
by reason of the failure of the Motor Vehicle Commissioner to Secti
properly record and show a lien on the title certificate issued to cluch t
'% !4 Phillip Chafetz.
i Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately upon becoming C,,
S:i' a law.
"% ? Became a law without the Governor's approval. T,.w
; ?Filed in Office Secretary of State June 22, 1961 .,:-

; CHAPTER 61-691 FH--
f SENATE BILL NO. 485 ,
!AN ACT creating Southwest Florida Water Management District :;';
in Florida; defining the boundaries of said district; imposing r,
^ taxes on all property in said district; and providing that said dis- "
I trict shall operate under Chapter 378, Florida Statutes, with cer- ;
^. tain exceptions; providing for creation of Basin Water Manage- "
|^, ment Boards within said District; providing for, the abolishment 's
t-^, of the Peace River Valley Water Conservation and Drainage Dis- '
t trict created by Chapter 59-1002, Laws of Florida; providing for
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hill. and -.di the counties of Dixie, Charlotte, Manatee and Sara- ., ,
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eating the provisions of said chapter. Other than as herein provided
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the discharge of itsi obligations and for the transfer of its assets ....
to the District herein created; providing for the operations and
management of property of the Lake Apopka Recreation and Wa-
.rida; ter Conservation and Control Authority created by Chapter
pro- 28325, Laws of Florida, 1953, and the Oklawaha Recreation and -P:. .
Water Conservation and Control Authority created by Chapter
29222, Laws of Florida, 1953, and transferring certain functions
,.nalje and excluding the counties of Dixie, Charlotte, Manatee and Sara-
ndl sota from the provisions of this Act. .
55.80) Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. For the purpose defined in Chapter 378, Florida Sta- 'C"
.77fA- tutes, and to facilitate the creation and initial operation of a district -s ...
under said chapter, southwest Florida water management district
is hereby created a public corporation for carrying out and effectu- :.'". ;t.r--.
ating the provisions of said chapter. Other than as herein provided,
enue southwest,Florida water management district shall operate under
lirty- and be governed by the provisions of chapter 378, Florida Statutes, ..-
ndry as amended from time to time.
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line to the northeast corner of Section 33, Township 30 South,
Range 27 East; thence east along the section line to the south- ship 19
east corner of Section 26, Township 30, South, Range 27 East; north
thence north along the section line to the northeast corner thence
o of Section 35, Township 28, South, Range 27 East; thence west 1, Tow]
:;!i along section line to the southwest corner of Section 27, Town- line be
ship 28 South, Range 27 East; thence north along section line tion 1,
1 to the northwest corner of Section 3, Township 28, South, towns:
Range 27 East; thence west to southwest corner of Section 33, South,
SITownship 27 South, Range 27 East; thence north along section east c
line to northeast corner of Section 5, Township 27 South, Range thence
27 East; thence west along township line between Townships Towns
26 and 27 South to the southwest corner of Section 31, Town- line be
ship 26 South, Range 27 East; thence north along range line 1, Tow
between ranges 26 and 27 East to the northwest corner Section ship ]i
18, Township 23 South, Range 27 East; thence east along sec- Range
tion line to southeast corner of Section 11, Township 23 South, 24 ane
l Range 27 East; thence north along section line to northeast River
.. ] comer of Section 2, Township 23 South, Range 27 East; thence 'ount
| east along township line between Township 22 and 23 South |^ne t,
|i to the southeast corner of Section 31, Township 22 South, Range Count
| 28 East; thence north along section line to northeast corner F, Ri
.| Section 30, Township 22 South, Range 28 East; thence west wa
H along section line to southwest corner Section 19,.Township 22 :l!n,
H South, Range 28 East; thence north along range line between t, hn
H Ranges 27 and 28 East to southwest corner Section 7, Town- ;Gulf
; !ship 22 South, Range 28 East; thence east along section line to "'"
. southeast corner Section 7, Township 22 South, Range 28 East; y-
.*/.H^ thence north along section line to southwest corner Section 17,
Township 21 South, Range 28 East; thence east along section ..:
line to southeast corner Section 17, Township 21 South, Range
28 East; thence north along section line to northeast corner .
i Section 32, Township 20 South, Range 28 East; thence west .
along section line to northwest corner Section 31, Township 20 .
:.1i South, Range 28 East; thence south along range line to south- *
west corner Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 28 East; -; t.
thence west along township line to southwest corner Section .
35, Township 20 South, Range 27 East; thence north along :;
i ~ section line to northeast corner Section 3, Township 20 South,
:" "Range 27 East; thence east along township line between Town- "
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ship 19 and 20 South to northeast corner Section 1, Township
20 South, Range 27 East; thence north along range line to the
northeast corner Section 1, Township 19 South, Range 27 East;
thence west along township line to northeast corner Section"
1, Township 19 South, Range 26 East; thence north along range
line between Ranges 26 and 27 East to northeast corner Sec-
tion 1, Township 18 South, Range 26 East; thence west along
township line to southwest corner Section 35, Township 17 :
South, Range 26 East; thence north along section line to north-
east corner of Section 15, Township 17 South, Range 26 East;
thence west along section line to southwest corner of Section 7,
Township 17 South, Range 26 East; thence north along range
line between Ranges 25 and 26 East to northeast corner Section
1, Township 15, South, Range 25 East; thence west along town-
ship line to southwest corner of Section 31, Township 14 South,
Range 25 East; thence north along range line between Ranges
24 and 25 East to the Marion-Putnam County line (Oklawahast;
River); thence west along Marion county line to the Levy
county line; thence westerly along the Alachua-Levy countyge
line to the Gilchrist county line; thence north along Gilchrist
County to Santa Fe River; thence westerly along the Santa
Fe River to the Suwannee River; thence south along the Su-
wannee River to the Dixie-Lafayette County line; thence west .
along the Dixie-Lafayette County line to the Taylor-Dixie Coun- "
ty line; thence south along the Dixie-Taylor County line to the




Section 3. Organization of district governing board.--The govern- '
ing board of the southwest Florida water management district shall
consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Governor of Florida
for three (3) years staggered terms, or until their successor or
Successors shall be appointed; provided, however, that of the mem-
bers comprising the first governing board three (3) shall serve for ..

a term of three (3) years, three (3) for a term of two (2) years, .
and three (3) for a term of one (1) year. One (1) member shall .
reside in each of the following watersheds or river basins general-
ly designated as: The Oklawaha River; the Withlacoochee River;
the Hillsborough River; and the Peace River. One (1) member
each shall reside in Lake County and in each of the following
named watershed basins: Those watershed basins, included in the l
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district, lying north of the watershed basin of the Anclote River
and west of the watershed basin of the Oklawaha River, excluding boardofthe ditr.
the watershed basin of the Withlacoochee River; those watershed except (reen S
basins lying between the northern limits of the watershed basin of create new wat the Anclote River and the north and western limits of the water- ( ch w,
shed basin of the Hillsborough River including all of Pinellas Coun- basn which shal
ty; and those watershed basins lying south of the watershed basin trict shall be undr
of the Hillsborough River and west of the watershed basin of the which shall he c.
Peace River. Each such member shall reside in the respective coun- the included coun
.-/" ties in said last mentioned watershed basins which contribute the Governor. The C-
greatest amount in taxes to the district. And two (2) members ties shall nominee
shall be appointed at large, provided, however, that no county shall for such appoint(
have more than one (1) member on the district board.
Section 4. Providing for district works.-District works as pro- only shall have 1
vided in Section 378.16, Florida Statutes, shall be constructed, inated by each b1.
owned and maintained and operated by the governing board of be nominated bv
.,;, Ithe district.in addition, the district shall negotiate a contract with shall be appointed
the OklawaiE Basin recreation and water conservation and control
authority in Lake County, and the Lake Apopka recreation and wa- ) 'trsh
ter conservation and control authority of Orange County to as- hav a r of
-^ ^sume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of their >c noinatcd by
water control works Provided, that the southwest Florida water ed by tle Governo
,-^'; ~ management district shall not assume responsibility for the opera- (5) Each menb
tion of these structures prior to January 1, 1964 at midnight. .shall serve for a i
"~T Section 5. Providing for watershed basins.-(1) All of the area is pbtht
of the district shall be subdivided by the governing board of the dis- watrshed shall l
trict into watershed basins to include each major stream and its (. ru as Squ
'i--% tributary streams and all lands draining therein except the area it, ^^ known as a Green Swamp watershed basin, which is described as r. i f o ()
' follows: r;.in lofone (1) y..
^'.i^ that portion of Township 27 South, Range 27 East lying within rnti "^t ^^^
the district and all of Township 27 South, Range 26 East; Town- rrnn.
ship 27 South, Range 25 East; Township 27 South, Range 24
East; Township 26 South, Range 23 East; Township 26 South, ) Memlers of
Range 24 East; Township 26 South, Range 25 East; Township pe ated only as I
26 South, Range 26 East; Township 25 South, Range 22, 23, 24,
';'', 25, 26 East; Township 24 South, Range 23, 24, 25, 26 East; a {<) he u**mmi -r
Township 23 South, Range 23, 24, 25 East. n or r

:-The designation of such watershed basins shall be made by the x o hnn
district governing board by resolutions thereof. The governing o- rement iar,.












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the included counties in the basin who shall be appointed by the


for such appointments by the Governor.
(3) Watershed basins, including all or part of two (2) counties

only shall have a board of three (3) members. One shall be nom-




















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board(6) Members of the district may change trshed management boards watershalled basie cons
except G reen Swamp watershed basin to correct inequitiesLaws of Floro ida.

(7)basin which shall membe controlled by the governing board of the district represent-

ing the includedbasin or repruniesenting the area including the basin who shall be appointed by the
Governor. the ex officio chairmaounty commissioners of each of the iment board. Theoun
ex officio chairmanes shall nominate fpreside at all meetingeholders of the basin watho shall be considered


manated by eachment board of county commissioners andthat the thvice chairman may preside install
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his absence. The ex officio chairman shall have no official vote ex- (d) Providing, how
cept in case of a tie vote being cast by the members, but shall be collected under the p
the liaison officer of the district in all affairs in the basin and shall now collecting taxes f
be kept informed of all such affairs. administration of stru
tem of water controls


Section 6. Duties of basin water management boards.-The vari- poses of this act, unt
ous basin water management boards shall be responsible for dis- negotiations for contr

V -%, charging the following described functions in their respective wa- eration and maintena
tershed basins: Provided further tha
(1) Preparation of engineering plans for development of the wa- peal or abrogate an;
ter resources of the basin and conduct public hearings on such Oklavaha Basin Rec
plans. Authority.
(2) Development and preparation of over-all basin plan of sec- (2) Watershed ba
ondary water control facilities for the guidance of sub-drainage (a) Engineering st
districts and private land owners in the development of their re-
spective systems of water control which will be connected to the (b) Payment for
primary works of the basin to complement the engineering plan for construction of 1
of primary works for the basin. (c) Payment of c
(3) Prepare the annual budget for the basin and submit such cut
budget to the governing board of the district for inclusion in the (d) Payment for
district budget, carried out by the (
(4) Final construction plans of the district for works to be con- (e) Administrat!
structed in the basin shall have prior approval of the basin board.
water management board. a r
yj'n-^ ^(f) Payment for
.y^ ;(5) Administration of affairs of basin water management board. () Payment of
-Section 7. Providing for use of district tax monies and water- fications and chanl
^^4- shed basin tax monies.--
i; "Section 8. Proviw
:ij;?-' (1) District wide tax levies are provided to produce the neces- 1) The governing
I' sary funds with which the district may finance the following activi- ,ly an ad valore:
~ties: -u nty taxes not
.^ ~(a) District administration including preliminary organization. ..:;,unt of money
K^'' (b) In the watershed basin designated as Green Swamp engi- rth in Section 7
..- ~ neering and planning, including the preparation of detailed plans :,1 be determine
';. and specifications for construction; the purchase of lands and :' district by m
-! ~rights of way for water storage and related activities, including red value of
^ levees, canals and control structures, and maintenance and opera- x'd to raise tl
tion of such district works. 'r:,ined separate
(c) Maintenance and operation of all works covered by oper- avntesrf i
ating agreements in section 4 of this chapter.
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(d) Providing, however, that no tax shall be assessed, levied or :-
collected under the provisions of this act in any county which is
now collecting taxes for the payment for construction, operation or
administration of structures which will become a part of the sys-
tem of water controls in the district acquired to accomplish the pur-
poses of this act, until the tax year succeeding that in which the
negotiations for contract between the district and the basin for op- : -'
eration and maintenance of the water control works are completed. ..-
Provided further that nothing in this act shall be construed to re-
,- peal or abrogate any of the powers, duties and authority of the ..
Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control
Authority. .
? (2) Watershed basin tax monies shall be utilized for: .
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(a) Engineering studies of primary works of the basin.
S(b) Payment for the preparation of final plans and specifications
for construction of basin works executed by the district.
(c) Payment of costs of construction of works in the basin exe-
cuted by the district. .... .. "
(d) Payment for maintenance and operation of basin works as -
carried out by the district except as provided in Section 7 (1) (c). ; .t
(e) Administrative activities of the basin water management <( ..
board. [ .:
(f) Payment for rights-of-way for works in the basin.
(g) Payment of costs of road, bridge, railroad and utilities mod- -. .... .
ifications and changes resulting from basin works. "y^-": ^' .
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Section 8. Providing for district and watershed basin tax levies.- "-.....
(1) The governing board of the district is authorized to levy annu- ; ^% .^.^,:
ally an ad valorem tax on all property of the district subject to ...-^ ..
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.^^ county taxes not to exceed the amount necessary to provide that '*' .... :.....
amount of money determined to be necessary for the purpose set ... :-_.:
forth in Section 7 (1) of this chapter. Provided, however, such tax nta- shl-be." ..... "
shall be determined in each county lying wholly or in part within 7:
the district by multiplying the average rate, at which the total as- r .-/..
sessed value of all taxable property within the district must be s ,. .
taxed to raise the required amount of taxes, by a fraction de-p --".'
termined separately for each county, the numerator of which shall e.
be the average percentage of assessed value to true value of all '
counties within the district as determined by the state railroad as- .-
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sessment board for that year and the denominator of which shall
be the percentage of assessed value to true "value of the particu-
lar county for which the annual tax rate is being determined; pro- .,
vided that for the year 1962 the average annual rate shall be
one-tenth (1/10) mill on the dollar ($1.00) of assessed value of
such property and in subsequent years the annual tax rate for these
purposes shall not exceed three-tenths (3/10) mill on the dollar
($1.00) of assessed value of such property in any county in the .'ti.
| " district. The maximum tax rate to be levied in any one (1) year .t
..: under the authority of this section shall not exceed three-tenths "
(3/10) mill on the dollar ($1.00) of assessed value in the county n
within the district having the lowest level of assessment as de- -.
termined by the state railroad assessment board and the rate of ^ It hrvl.. .
taxation for each of the other counties shall be adjusted in pro- : ;,r I
portion to the ratio of the level of assessment in the county with if m
-i"|s r the lowest assessment to the level of assessment in the county for
which the rate is being determined. r : ,
(2) A watershed basin tax levy shall be made by the governing ,, ^,.
board of the district to finance the watershed basin functions enum-
erated in Section 7 (2) above. The amount of money to be raised by ,,..
said tax levy shall be determined by the adoption of an annual r 'r -.'
budget by the district board of governors and the average millage .,c, c,,
for the basin shall be that amount required to raise the amount ,
called for by the annual budget when applied to the total assess- at ..... .
ment of the basin as determined for county taxing purposes. The ,: ,
rate of taxation of each county shall be determined by multiplying f ,,.:
the average millage by the ratio of the average level of assessment ,. l \
in the basin to the level of assessment in the county as determined '' "
by the state railroad assessment board. Provided, that no such tax .. ". ,
_tS ^ .shall be levied within the basin unless and until the annual budget
.:: ..and required tax levy shall have been approved by formal action ."! ,,
-.^~ ~of the basin water management board. Provided that no county in .. '*s' r f,,,
the district shall be taxed under this provision at a rate to exceed .
one (1) mill. .. ...
(3) The taxes provided for in this section shall be extended by ..... J ?" -. !
the county tax assessor on the county tax roll in each county with- .. l ""
._::!,-. in or partly within the district and shall be collected by the tax / l..
:...: ~collector, in the same manner and time as county taxes, and th, ....-- .?<
proceeds therefrom paid to said district. Said taxes shall be a lie .,.' ,. !
.H.. ~until paid on the property against which assessed, and enforceable : ,,
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age village of Florida, has authority, the said Peace River valley water con-
otal assess- standing obligations with unds on hand and to transfer all remain- i

potin like manner as county taxes. The taing assessts or obligation to the southwest Florida water manage-tor
mp .lyg ment district eff the cirective June 30, 1963, at midnight. Any funds so
.s sessment transferred shall be expended by the district board nnectionly with
det ned such the approval ofat the Peace River basin water management board :
d val budget of (2) PeAll lands, the titvalle to whia ter conservation theand drainage dis-of the
e fcoe s e internal improvement fund, located within the boundaries 59-1002, Laws of theFlori-

ththe creation of thelar southwest Florida water management district shall be subject to
inty in theby thise tax authorizeder, to b he provisions of chapter 378, Florida Statutes, with
hree-tenthsreferen c to the creation ofthe said trustees shalltrict asre notain and pplicable.rtify
the county to the governing board of the district.
by thae tax Section 11.s hereby deter ined that the taxl phrases authorized bany wordthis act
fsd and the phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or any their portion of this

county forbe alien chapter should be declared unProviding for constitutional by any ourpment of Pacm-

enforceable pewatent jurisdiction, thent district and the Peace River basin water man-or
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assessment~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~t~~ trnfre hl eexeddb h itic or nywt
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impair any of the remaining provisions of this chapter. It is hereby not more tha:
declared to be the legislative intent that this chapter would have to the latest <
... :been adopted had such unconstitutional portion not been includ- nets, and it sh
:, .ed therein. waters.
*:. ':.i: Section 12. Conflict with other laws.-In the event of a conflict Section 2. p
between the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of any of this act sh,
other chapter, the provisions of this chapter shall control to the ex- penalty pre -:
tent of such conflict. fcne is comn
:-'-L.^ :waters of the ,
Section 13. Adequate public notice.-It is found and determined
" :' ) "-: '' \that notice of intention to apply for this legislation was given inon .
the time, form, and manner required by the constitution and Section 4.
U law. Said notice is found to be sufficient and is hereby validated ing a law.
and approved. Became a h
Section 14. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act Filed in Off
the counties of Dixie, Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota shall not be
included within the boundaries of the Southwest Florida Water
-.%..- Management District and said counties shall not be liable for the
^*.^- payment of any of the taxes provided for herein.
Section 15. Effective date of this act.-This chapter shall take AN ACT foi
effect at 12: 01 A. M. on July 1, 1961.
Became a law without the Governor's approval. said Rober
Filed in Office Secretary of State June 22, 1961. carelessnes

/.^ ^B| '* W. Singletar
", N' CHAPTER 61-692 three (3) m
'P^ .... SENATE BILL NO. 504 WIIEIA,
--, AN ACT prohibiting the use of seines and dragnets and prescrib- a lawful rate
.'-1 ,^ ing the minimum length of bar and size of mesh for other nets WIIEREA
.'-.i. in certain waters in any county in the state having a population farm jumnpet
f--S of not less than eighty thousand (80,000) and not more than one trees on th, i
'.s hundred twenty thousand (120,000), according to the latest of-
:.^. -:' ficial decennial census; providing penalty for violation; repealing 1 \REA
-; S ::Chapter 5056, Laws of Florida, 1901; providing an effective date. hiking sue
"-''-.-- Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: ing sotth c
:i y:. Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take or WIIEREA
..-.: catch in the waters of the Mosquito lagoon and any man made t|he .state pr
;- canal or canals, within the limits of any county in the state hav- <,nnd as
.':. ing a population of not less than eighty thousand (80,000) and
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