Title: HB 1280, House of Representatives
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STORAGE NAME: h1280-f.nr
Date: July 1, 1988
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
FINAL STAFF ANALYSIS & ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT

BILL #: HB 1280

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

SPONSOR(S): Representatives Wallace and Bass

EFFECTIVE DATE: Contingent on the adoption of a constitutional
amendment by the electors of the state

COMPANION BILL(S): SB 1260

OTHER COMMITTEES OF REFERENCE: (1) Finance and Taxation
(2) Appropriations

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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 village 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:

None.


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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.

2. Direct Private Sector Benefits:
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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 bill died in the House Committee on Natural Resources.

VI. SIGNATURES:

SUBSTANTIVE COMMITTEE:
par@Y: Staff actor:

Daa Minera Barry ling

FINANCE & TAXATION:
Prepared by: Staff Director:


APPROPRIATIONS:
Prepared by: Staff Director:


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Florida Hose of Representatives 1968
By Representatives Wallace, Bass


HB 1280


A bill to be entitled.
An act relating to water resources) amending s.
373.503, F.S.I increasing the village that may
be levied by the Northwest Florida Hater
Management Districts providing, a contingent
effective date. .


HB 1280


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8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida
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LO Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection 13) of section
11 373.503, Florida Statutes, is amended to reads
12 373.503 Manner of taxation.--
13 13)(a) The districts may levy ad valorem taxes on
14 property within the district solely for the purposes of this
15 chapter and of chapter 25270, Laws of Florida, 1949, as
16 amended, and chapter 61-691, Laws of Florida, as amended. The
17 authority to levy ad valorem taxes as provided in this act
18 shall commence with the year 1977. However, the taxes levied
19 for 1977 by the governing boards pursuant tq this section
20 shall be prorated to ensure that no such taxes will be levied
21 for the first 4 days of the tax year, which days will fall
22 prior to the effective date of the amendment to s. 9(b), Art.
23 VII of the Constitution of the State of Florida, which was
24 approved March 9, 1976. Hhen appropriate, taxes levied by
25 each governing board may be separated by the governing board
26 into a village necessary for the purposes of the district and
27 a village necessary for financing basin functions specified in
28 s. 373.0695. Beginning with the taxing year 1977, and
29 notwithstanding the provisions of any other .general or special
30 law to the contrary, the maximum total village rate for
31 district and basin purposes shall bes
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CODING: Words striehen are deletions words underlined are additions.


1. Northwest Florida Hater Management Districts 2L
OTre mill.
2. Suwannee River Hater Management Districts 0.75
mill.
3. St. 3ohns River Hater Management Districts 0.6
mill.
4. Southwest Florida Hater Management Districts 1.0
mill.
5. South Florida Hater Managemont District 0.80
mill.
Section 2. This act shall take effect on the effective
date of an amendment to the State Constitution approved by the
electors at the general election to be held in November 1988
which authorizes, or removes impediment to, enactment by the
Legislature of the provisions of this act.



HOUSE SUMMARY
Increases the village that may be levied by the Northwest
Florida Hater Management District from .05 mill to .5
mill, contingent upon approval of a constitutional
amendment.


25 This publication was produced at an average cost of 1.12 cents
per single page in compliance with the Rules and for
26 the information of members of the Legislature and the public.


CODING: Words stricken are deletions) words underlined are additions.


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