Title: HJR 1279, House of Representatives
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Title: HJR 1279, House of Representatives
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Abstract: HJR 1279, House of Representatives
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Date: July 1, 1988
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
FINAL STAFF ANALYSIS & ECOMOCIC IMPACT STATEMENT

BILL #: HJR 1279

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

SPONSOR(S): Representatives Wallace and Bass

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law

COMPANION BILLSS:

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, forapproval 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.

2. Recurring or Annualized Continuation Effects:
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None.

3. Long Run Effects Other Than Normal Growth:

None.

4. Appropriations Consequences:

If the constitutional millage 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 village 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
entire .5 mill, then the annual property tax on a $75,000
home (with the homestead exemption) for water management


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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. END OF SESSION UPDATE:


This joint resolution died in the House Committee on Natural
Resources.

VI. SIGNATURES:

SUBSTANTIVE COMMITTEE: 4


FINANCE & TAXATION:
Prepared by:


Barry Kli

Staff Director:


APPROPRIATIONS:
Prepared by:


Staff Director:


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A joint resolution proposing an amendment to
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8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature f the State of Florida,
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10 That the amendment to Section 9 of Article VII and the
11 creation of Section 20 of Article XII of the State
12 constitution set forth below are agreed to and shall be
1i submitted to the electors of Florida for approval or rejeotio.
14 at the general election to be held in November 19881
15 ARTICLE VII
16 FINANCE AND TAXATION
17 SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
18 (a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities
19 shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law to levy
2 ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy
21 other taxes, for their respective purposes, except ad valorem 'r
22 taxes on intangible personal property and taxes prohibited: by
23 this constitution.
24 (b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for
25 the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer
26 than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are.
27 the owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from
28 taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following
,9 villages upon the assessed value of real estate and tangible
30 personal property for all county purposes, ten mills for all
31 municipal purposes, ten mills for all school purposes, ten

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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.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 20. Ad valorem tax for water manacrenent.--The
amendment to Section 9 of Article VII, relating to ad valorem
taxation for water management purposes, if adopted at the
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17 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in accordance with the
18 requirements of section 101.161, Florida Statutes, the title
19 and substance of the amendment proposed herein shall appear on
20 the ballot as follows
21 AD VALOREM TAX VILLAGE
22 FOR HATER. MANAGEMENT PURPOSES
23 Increases the ad valorem tax village that may be levied
24 in northwest Florida for water management purposes from .05
25 mill to 1 mill, the limitation that applies to the remainder
26 of the state.


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