Title: Journal of the Senate May 26, 1975
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Title: Journal of the Senate May 26, 1975
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Abstract: Journal of the Senate May 26, 1975
General Note: Box 9, Folder 1 ( SF-Fla. Loves Our Water (FLOW) - 1968-1980 ), Item 9
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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE


By unanimous consent, Senator W. D. Childers was recorded,
as voting nay.
Senator Sayler moved the following amendment:
Amendment 2-On page 4, between lines 23 and 24, insert:
a new section and renumber subsequent sections:
Section 3. Subsection 373.503(2) is amended to read:
373.503(2) The authority of the central and southern Flor-
ida flood control district and the southwest Florida water man-
agement district to levy ad valorem taxes within the territories,
specified in chapter 25270, Laws of Florida, 1949, and chapter
61-691, Laws of Florida, respectively, as heretofore amended,
shall not be impaired by this chapter. However, ad valorem
taxes levied by the southwest Florida water management dis-
trict shall not exceed the milage level assessed in the calendar
year 1974 without the approval of the electors. t Territories
transferred out of those districts pursuant to section 378.078
shall be subject to ad valorem taxation for water management
purposes only upon approval of the electors residing in the
transferred territory pursuant to section 9(b), Article VII of
the state constitution.
On motion by Senator Lewis, further consideration of CS
for SB 1280 was deferred.

Notice having been given pursuant to Rule 4.16, on motion
by Senator Lewis, unanimous consent was obtained to take
up out of order-
SB 22S-A bill to be entitled An act relating to the Florida
Water Resources Act of 1972; amending s.73.069(4), Florida
Statutes, and the introductory paragraph of subsection (3) of
said section; amending as.373.0697(4), 373.224, Florida Stat-
utes; changing the effective date relating to the creation of
water management districts; providing an effective date.
-which was read the second time by title. On motion by
Senator Lewis, by two-thirds vote SB 223 was read the third
time by title, passed and certified to the House. The vote on
passage was:
Yeas-32


Childers, D.
Deeb
Dunn
Firestone
Gallen
Gordon
Graham
Hair
Nays-2
Glisson


Henderson
Holloway
Johnston
Lane, D.
Lane, J.
.Lewis
MeClain
Myers


MacKay


Peterson
Poston
Sayler
Scarborough
Sims
Spicola
Stolzenburg
Thomas, J.


Thomas, P.
Tobiassen
Trask
Vogt
Ware
Wilson
Winn
Zinkil


By unanimous consent Senator W. D. Childers was recorded
as voting yea.

Notice having been given pursuant to Rule 4.16, on motion
by Senior Lewis, unanimous consent was obtained to take up
out of order SJR 1061 together with:

By the Committee on Rules & Calendar-
CS for SJI 19U1-A jint resolution propose a amend-
amatW tUiAFA AtiKN e lta Statl e Cmofaitla rdaitg
to loea ad valwm tIas.
Be It Maselo ib e Leptatmw of the Stats of Florida:
That the following amendment to Section 9 of Article VII
of the State Constitution is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection
at the general election to be held in November 1976:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local Taxes--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and
special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad valorem
taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other


taxes, for their respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes
n intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by this
constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the
payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer than
iwo years when authorized by vote of the electorSwho are the
owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation,
shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the
assessed value of real estate and tangible personal property: for
all county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten
mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for all water manaoe-
mnet purposes, one mill;and for all other special districts a
village authorized by law approved by vote of the electors
who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from
taxation. A county furnishing municipal services may, to the
extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within the
limits fixed for municipal purposes.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement
be placed on the ballot:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution authoriz-
ing and limiting local taxes for water management purposes
to not more than one (1) mill.
-which was read the first time and SJR 1061 was laid
on the table.

On motions by Senator Lewis, by two-thirds vote CS for
SJR 1061 was read the second time and by two-thirds vote
was read the third time in full. The Secretary called the roll
and CS for SJR 1061 passed with the required constitutional
three-fifths vote of the membership and was certified to the
House The vote on passage was:

Yeas-28


Brantley
Childers, D.
Deeb
Dunn
Firestone
Gordon
Graham


Hair
Henderson
Holloway
Johnston
Lane, D.
Lane, J.
Lewis


Nays-6
Childers, W.D. MacKay
Glisson Thomas, P.


McClain
Myers
Peterson
Poston
Renick
Sayler
Scarborough


Sims
Spicola
Thomas, J.
Trask
Vogt
Ware
Winn


Tobiassen Wilson


By unanimous consent, Senator Gallen was recorded as
voting nay.

Consideration of SB 563 was deferred.

SB 1173 was taken up, together with:

By the Committee on Natural Resources and Conservation
and Senator P. Thomas-
CS for SB 1173-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
Lake Jackson in Leon County and submerged lands and lands
lying within the 100-year flood line around Lake Jackson;
creating s.380.056, Florida Statutes; designating Lake Jackson
and the aforesaid lands as an area of critical state concern;
exempting said area from specified provisions of the Florida
Land and Water Management Act of 1972, as amended; reaf-
firming certain provisions of Chapter 78-584, Laws of Florida;
roviding that nothing in this act shall affect boundary lines
twen privately-owned lands and sovereignty lands; provid-
ing for severability; providing an effective date.
-which was read the first time by title and SB 1173 was
laid on the table.

On motions by Senator P. Thomas, by two-thirds vote CS for
SB 1173 was read the second time by title and by two-thirds
vote was read the third time by title, passed and certified to
the House. The vote on passage was:


May 28, 1975




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