Title: Bill # HB 1280 House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Staff Analysis and Economic Impact Statement
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Title: Bill # HB 1280 House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Staff Analysis and Economic Impact Statement
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Bill # HB 1280 Proposed- Not Passed April 29, 1988 Relating to: Water resources; increasing the millage that may be levied by Northwest Florida Water Management District
General Note: Box 7, Folder 4 ( Vail Conference 1989 - 1989 ), Item 19
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STORAGE NAME: h1280.nr


Date: April 29


HOUSE OF RK9aESENTIVES
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
STAFF ANALYSIS & ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT


BILL #: HB 1280


RELATING TO:

SPONSORSS:


EFFECTIVE DATE:


COMPANION BILLSS:


Water resources; increasing the millage that may be
levied by Northwest Florida Water Management District

Representatives Wallace and Bass


Contingent on the adoption of a constitutional
amendment by the electors of the state


SB 1260


OTHER COMMITTEES OF REFERENCE: (1)


Finance and Taxation


(2) Appropriations


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 portion of
the state (the area generally comprising the Northwest Florida
Water Management District), the constitutional cap is .05 mill.
Accordingly, the statutory millage cap is presently .05 mill.

B. EFFECT OF PROPOSED CHANGES:

The bill increases the statutory millage cap for the Northwest
Florida Water Management District from .05 to .5, contingent on
the adoption of an amendment to the Florida Constitution to
increase the constitutional millage cap from .05 to 1 mill.

C. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

Section 1 -- Increases the statutory millage cap of the Northwest
Florida Water Management District from .05 to .5 mill, contingent
on the adoption of a constitutional amendment to allow the
increase.

Section 2 -- Provides a contingent effective date.
II. FISCAL ANALYSIS & ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT:


A. FISCAL IMPACT ON STATE AGENCIES/STATE FUNDS:

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


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None.

2. Recurring or Annualized Continuation Effects:

None.

3. Long Run Effects Other Than Normal Growth:

If the Northwest Florida Water Management District can raise
funds through ad valorem taxes, it is likely that the
district could take on some duties that the Department of
Environmental Regulation presently performs, such as
stormwater management permitting.

4. Appropriations Consequences:

The change in the statutory ad valorem millage cap for
the Northwest Florida Water Management District is
contingent upon the adoption of a constitutional amendment
which would permit the increase. If the constitutional
millage cap were, in fact, raised to permit the legislature
to increase the statutory cap to .5 mills, 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 86-87, the Legislature appropriated $967,829 and in
fiscal year 87-88 the legislature appropriated $1,016,760 to
the district. It would no longer be necessary to appropriate
these funds to the district. The full effect of this change
would not occur until fiscal year 1990-1991, since the
increased ad valorem taxes could 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:

None.

2. Recurring or Annualized Continuation Effects:

None.

3. Long Run Effects Other Than Normal Growth:

The water management districts provide technical assistance
to local governments. The Northwest Florida Water Management
District would be able to perform this function to a greater
extent if it has an adequate and stable source of funding.

C. DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ON PRIVATE SECTOR:

1. Direct Private Sector Costs:

Property tax payers will experience slightly higher
property taxes.
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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:
reped by:


DaAa Minerva

FINANCE & TAXATION:
Prepared by:


APPROPRIATIONS:
Prepared by:


Staff Director:


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