Title: Bill # HJR 1279 House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Staff Analysis and Economic Impact Statement
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Title: Bill # HJR 1279 House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Staff Analysis and Economic Impact Statement
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Abstract: House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Staff Analysis and Economic Impact Statement April 29, 1988 Bill # HJR 1279 Proposed-Not Passed Relating To: Proposed constitutional amendment to increase the ad valorem Millage cap for water management purposes for thr northwest portion of the state.
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STORAGE NAME: h1279a.nr
Date: April 29, 1988

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
STAFF ANALYSIS & ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT

BILL #: HJR 1279

RELATING TO: Proposed constitutional amendment to increase the ad valorem
Millage cap for water management purposes for the northwest
portion of the state

SPONSOR(S): Representatives Wallace and Bass

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law

COMPANION BILL(S):

OTHER COMMITTEES OF REFERENCE: (1)

(2)


I. SUMMARY:

A. PRESENT SITUATION:

Presently, the Florida Constitution establishes an ad valorem
millage cap for water management purposes of 1.0 mill for all
portions of the state except the area comprising the Northwest
Florida Water Management District. In the Northwest District,
the constitutional cap is .05 mill. Accordingly, the statutory
millage cap is presently .05 mill.

B. EFFECT OF PROPOSED CHANGES:

This joint resolution proposes to amend section 9 of Article VII
of the State Constitution by increasing the present
constitutional .05 millage cap imposed in the areas comprising
the Northwest Florida Water Management District to 1.0 mill. If
the joint resolution is adopted by the Legislature, the proposed
amendment would be placed on the ballot at the next general
election, for approval or rejection by the state's electors. The
district could not, however, increase its millage rate unless the
Legislature amended the statutory cap.

C. SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS:

Not applicable.

II. FISCAL ANALYSIS & ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT:

A. FISCAL IMPACT ON STATE AGENCIES/STATE FUNDS:

1. Non-recurring or First Year Start-Up Effects:

None.

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2. Recurring or Annualized Continuation Effects:

None.

3. Long Run Effects Other Than Normal Growth:

None.

4. Appropriations Consequences:

If the constitutional village cap were, in fact, raised to
permit the legislature to increase the statutory cap to, for
example, .5 mills and if the legislature in fact increased
the statutory cap, there would be a beneficial effect on
state revenues, due to the fact that it would no longer be
necessary to subsidize the Northwest Florida Water Management
District's operations. In fiscal year 1986-87, the
Legislature appropriated $967,829 and in fiscal year 1987-88
the Legislature appropriated $1,016,760 to the district. The
full effect of this change would not occur until fiscal year
1990-91, since the increased ad valorem taxes would not be
instituted until January 1, 1990.
B. FISCAL IMPACT ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS A WHOLE:

1. Non-recurring or First Year Start-Up Effects:

Due to the fact that the millage increase in the Constitution
would not take effect until January 1, 1990, the maximum
amount of funds that could be raised by the district in the
1989-90 fiscal year would be $7,073,588. However, in the
next fiscal year (1990-91), the district could raise
$9,127,210. This would be the maximum if the statutory cap
were raised to .5 and the district raised the maximum funds
based on that statutory cap.

2. Recurring or Annualized Continuation Effects:

None.

3. Long Run Effects Other Than Normal Growth:

None.

C. DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ON PRIVATE SECTOR:

1. Direct Private Sector Costs:

The present millage cap imposed upon the Northwest Florida
Water Management District (.05) results in the owner of a
house assessed at $75,000 with the homestead exemption paying
$2.50 in property taxes for district purposes each year. As
an example for this analysis, if: (1) the district's
statutory millage cap was raised to .5 mill; (2) the
constitutional amendment proposed by this resolution was
ratified by the electors; and (3) the district levied the
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entire .5 mill, then the annual property tax on a $75,000
home (with the homestead exemption) for water management
purposes would be $25.00. However, this impact presumes that
the Legislature statutorily authorized the district to levy
.5 mill, a contingency which has not yet occurred. Also,
this impact presumes that the district levies the entire .5
mill.

2. Direct Private Sector Benefits:.


None.


3. Effects on Competition, Private Enterprise, and Employment
Markets:

None.


D. FISCAL COMMENTS:

None.

III. LONG RANGE CONSEQUENCES:


None.


IV. COMMENTS:

None.

V. AMENDMENTS:

None.


VI. SIGNATURES:

SUBSTANTIVE COMMITTEE:
Prepared by:



FINANCE & TAXATION:
Prepared by:


Barty Klin

Staff Director:


APPROPRIATIONS:
Prepared by:


Staff Director:


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