Title: Opinion File 77-142
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Title: Opinion File 77-142
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Buddy Blain's Collections - Opinion File 77-142
General Note: Box 14, Folder 5 ( Opinions 1976 - 1977 - 1976 - 1977 ), Item 63
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00003511
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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SMay 11, 1977 SFA I




MEMO TO: MGG
FROM: KMG
RE: APPLICABILITY OF STATE PURCHASING LAW TO SWFWMD




I have attached a copy of the Attorney General's Opinion

076-185, in which the Attorney General was of the opinion that the

State Purchasing Act did not apply to the Florida State Fair Authority.

The basis of the Attorney General's opinion was that the State Purchasing

Act, as evidenced by its title, applies only to agencies within the

executive branch of State Government. To be within the executive

e branch of government an agency would have to be assigned there by

Chapter 20 of the Florida Statutes. The Florida State Fair Authority

was not assigned within the executive branch nor is the SOUTHWEST

FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT so assigned.

Furthermore, on a common sense basis if the Florida State Fair

Authority which runs the State wide Fair is not within the executive

branch of government then, a fortiori, the SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER

MANAGEMENT DISTRICT with its regional jurisdiction, should not be

deemed part of the executive branch of State Government.

Therefore, in my opinion the State Purchasing Act would not

apply to the SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.


KMG/sb




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