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1 Orange County’s 2012 Legislative Wrap-up Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners March 20, 2012

2 2012 Legislative Session  Presentation Outline:  Legislative Priorities  Other Issues

3 2012 Legislative Session  Presentation Outline:  Legislative Priorities  Other Issues

4  Legislative Priorities :  Online Hotel Room Sellers – Oppose  Failed  Red Light Camera Repeal – Oppose  Failed  Pre-Trial Services Restrictions– Oppose  Failed 2012 Legislative Session

5  Legislative Priorities :  Rental Car Surcharge– Support  No action  FRS 3% Savings Transfer – Oppose  No action  Expansion of Casino Gambling– Oppose  Failed 2012 Legislative Session

6  Legislative Priorities :  Internet Gambling Café Ban – Support  Failed  Close Internet Sales Tax Loophole – Support  Failed  Pill Mill Ordinance Preemption – Oppose  No action 2012 Legislative Session

7  Legislative Priorities :  Repeal of Regional Planning Council Mandates – Support  No action  Distracted Driving Penalties – Support  Failed  Environmental Resource Permitting Delegation– Support  Passed 2012 Legislative Session

8  Legislative Priorities :  Secondary Metals Market Regulation – Support  Increases penalties for metal theft  Defines restricted regulated metals  Requires daily activities report to appropriate law enforcement official  Defines acceptable forms of payment  Passed 2012 Legislative Session

9  Presentation Outline:  Legislative Priorities  Other Issues

10 2012 Legislative Session  Medicaid Billing – HB 5301  Disputed Billings  AHCA to certify disputed amount back to 2001 due by August 1  Estimated $26 million  85% of disputed billings deducted from Revenue Sharing over 5 years beginning in October  Estimated $24.7 million  If challenged via Chapter 120, deductions will be 100% of disputed billings

11 2012 Legislative Session  Medicaid Billing – HB 5301 (cont.)  Future Payments  Beginning May 1, current billings withheld monthly from County sales tax distributions  Estimated $23 million first year  Billing statements to be provided by AHCA  AHCA/DOR procedure to resolve future disputed billing not defined  Credit for proven errors

12 2012 Legislative Session  Medicaid Billing – HB 5301 (cont.)  First year cost to Orange County  Estimated $31.2 million  $23 million current + $8.2 million disputed  Passed

13 Medicaid FY Legislative Session

14  Department of Health Reorganization – HB 1263  Transfer of County Health Departments to Counties  Passed without County Health Department transfer

15 2012 Legislative Session  Septic Tank Inspection Program – HB 999  Repeals mandatory SB 550 septic tank evaluation program  Allows local evaluation and assessment programs  DOH septic permits transfer with title  Allows choice of least costly remedial measure when system fails  Passed in DOH Reorganization HB 1263

16 2012 Legislative Session  Local Business Tax Repeal – HB 1063/SB 760  Repeal with 6-year phase out  Exemption if generating 25% of local government revenue  Bonded amount exempted  Failed

17 2012 Legislative Session  Veteran/1 st Responder Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption – HJR 93/HB 95  Proposed Constitutional Amendment  Allows property tax exemption for surviving spouse of:  Active duty military service member killed in action  1 st responder killed in line of duty  Passed

18 2012 Legislative Session  Low Income Seniors Property Tax Exemption – HJR 169/HB 357  Proposed Constitutional Amendment  Authorizes local governments to provide exemption by ordinance  Property valued less than $250,000  Owner at least 65 years old  Household income less than $27,030  Title and residence for 25 years  Passed

19 2012 Legislative Session  Tangible Personal Property Tax – HJR 1003  Proposed Constitutional Amendment  Additional exemption for TPP between $25k and $50k  Allows local government to provide additional ad valorem exemptions by ordinance  Passed

20 2012 Legislative Session  Property Tax Exemption – SJR 312/314  Rescinds Amendment 4 from Nov. ballot  Eliminates SOH 3% recapture if just value decreases  7% non-homestead assessment cap  Added 30% homestead exemption (non school) $75k - $200k  Added 15% exemption (non school) $200k - $400k  No phase out  Failed

21 2012 Legislative Session  Amendment 4 – Nov Ballot  Eliminates SOH 3% recapture if just value decreases  5 percent non-homestead assessment cap  Additional 50% “1 st time buyer” exemption (non school levies)  Passed in 2011 Legislative Session

22 2012 Legislative Session  Regional Workforce Boards – HB 7023  Allows Governor to remove Executive Director or Board Member for cause  Requires financial disclosure  Prohibits use of funds for food, beverage, entertainment or recreational activities  Requires 2/3 vote to approve contracts with Board Member or relative  Passed

23 2012 Legislative Session  Fertilizer Ordinance Preemption – SB 604/HB 421  Exempted commercial applicators from local urban turf fertilizer ordinances  Failed

24 2012 Legislative Session  Concurrency /Impact Fees– HB 603/ SB 912  Counties prohibited until 2015 from applying :  T ransportation concurrency  School concurrency  Proportionate-share contributions  Impact fees  Failed

25 2012 Legislative Session  Wekiva Parkway – HB 599  Puts FDOT-OOCEA repayment agreement in statute  Requires repayment funds to be allocated to FDOT share of Wekiva Parkway construction costs  FDOT construction obligation contingent upon timely payments from OOCEA  Passed

26 2012 Legislative Session  OOCEA Board Composition– HB 1399  Prohibited member who:  Is a local elected official  Has received campaign contributions for local government office within two years of appointment  Is a member of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority  Failed

27 2012 Legislative Session  One-Stop Business Registration Portal – HB 5501  Directs DOR to establish website single point-of-entry for:  Applications for state licenses, registrations, permits to do business in state  Filing of required documents  Fee payments  Passed

28 Orange County’s 2012 Legislative Wrap-up Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners March 20, 2012

29 2012 Legislative Session  State Budget  2007/08 Budget - $72 billion  2008/09 Budget - $66.2 billion  2009/10 Budget - $66.5 billion  2010/11 Budget - $70.4 billion  2011/12 Budget - $69.7 billion  2012/13 Budget - $ 70.1 billion

30 Online Hotel Room Sales Red-Light Cameras Repeal Pretrial Release Local Option Rental Car Surcharge FRS 3% Savings Transfer 2012 Legislative Session Priorities Scorecard

31 Expansion of Casino Gambling Internet Gambling Café Ban Close Internet Sales Tax Loophole Pill Mill Ordinance Preemptions 2012 Legislative Session Priorities Scorecard

32 Repeal of Regional Planning Council Mandates Distracted Driving Penalties Environmental Resource Permitting Delegation Secondary Metals Market Regulation 2012 Legislative Session Priorities Scorecard

33 2012 Legislative Session  Numeric Nutrient Criteria -- HB 7051  Exempts DEP numeric rules from legislative ratification requirement under s (3), F.S.  Directs DEP to immediately submit rules to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review under federal Clean Water Act  Passed


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