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1 FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES JULY 24th, FGFOA Legislative Review Webinar

2 Overview Review of 2012 FGFOA Priorities Additional 2012 Legislative Highlights SFY 2013 Budget 2012 Redistricting 2012 Constitutional Amendments 2013 Preparation and Outlook Additional Resources and Information

3 Review of 2012 FGFOA Priorities Artificially Mandated Revenue and Expenditure Caps Pension Reform Premium Taxes for Public Safety Pensions Property Tax Reform Sales Tax on Internet Transactions Public Personnel Records Allowing Price in the CCNA Bed Tax on Internet Sales of Lodging Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act Streamline Clerk of Circuit Court Funding/Budgeting Process September 30 Fiscal Year-End for Clerk of Circuit Court Remittances to State and County

4 Additional 2012 Legislative Highlights Bills that passed…. Communications Services Tax – HB 809 (Rep. Grant) Local Business Taxes (Realtor Exemption) – HB 7125 (House Econ. Affairs) Medicaid Billing – HB 5301 (Health Care Appropriations) Financial Emergencies – SB 386 (Sen. Gaetz) Economic Development – HB 7087 (Rep. Precourt) FRS Contribution Rates – HB 5005 (House Appropriations) FRS Glitch Bill – HB 7079 (Rep. Patronis) Public Safety Telecommunicators – HB 1227 (Rep. Drake) Contracting / Businesses linked to Cuba or Syria – HB 959 (Rep. Bileca) Public Records Exemption (Economic. Dev.) – HB 7115 (Rep. Patronis) Unemployment Comp. – HB 7027 (House Business and Consumer Affairs) Special Districts – HB 107 (Rep. Caldwell)

5 Additional 2012 Legislative Highlights Bills that DID NOT pass…. Local Business Taxes – HB 1063 (Rep. O’Toole) / SB 760 (Sen. Hays) Internet Cafes (Ban) – HB 3 (Rep. Plakon) / SB 428 (Sen. Oelrich) Internet Cafes (Reg.) – HB 467 (Rep. Gonzales) / SB 380 (Sen. Diaz de la Portilla) Public Depositories – SB 936 (Sen. Smith) / HB 669 (Rep. Brodeur) Distressed Sales – HB 251 (Rep. Workman) / SB 928 (Sen. Altman) Local Vendor Preference – SB 1460 (Sen. Simmons / HB 673 (Rep. Brodeur) Local Contracts – HB 1409 (Rep. Albritton) / SB 1626 (Sen. Gaetz) Red Light Cameras – HB 4177 (Rep. Plakon) / SB 1542 (Sen. Evers) Red Light Cameras (Revenue) – HB 343 (Rep. Nehr) Foreclosures – HB 213 (Rep. Passidomo) / SB 1890 (Sen. Latvala) Unfunded Mandates – SB 444 (Sen. Bennett) School RLE / Sales Tax Swap – HB 1181 (Rep. Costello)

6 SFY 2013 Budget HB 5001 (SB 2000 ) Approximately $69.2 billion, and represents a $500 million decrease from the previous state fiscal year. General Revenue: $24.3 Billion Trust Fund Revenue: $44.9 Billion

7 2012 Redistricting Every 10 years- redraw the lines to reflect changes in population Supreme Court approved the House maps but rejected the Senate maps The Legislature returned for an Extraordinary Apportionment Session New Districts in Place for 2012 Elections!

8 2012 Constitutional Amendments Amendment 2 – Disabled Veterans Homestead Property Tax Discount Amendment 3 – State TABOR Amendment 4 – Property Tax Limitations Amendment 9 – Surviving Spouse (Military Vet. Or First Responder) Homestead Property Tax Exemption Amendment 10 – Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Amendment 11 – Low Income Senior Homestead Exemption

9 2013 Preparation and Outlook Repeal of Business Taxes Communication Services Tax Online Travel Online Sales Tax Property Taxes TABOR

10 Additional Resources and Information Associations Florida Association of Counties (www.fl-counties.com)www.fl-counties.com Florida League of Cities (www.flcities.com)www.flcities.com State and Legislative Online Sunshine (www.leg.state.fl.us)www.leg.state.fl.us Office of Economic & Demographic Research(http://edr.state.fl.us)http://edr.state.fl.us News & Events Sayfie Review (www.sayfiereview.com)www.sayfiereview.com The News Service of Florida (http://www.newsserviceflorida.com)http://www.newsserviceflorida.com Amber M. Hughes Legislative Advocate Florida League of Cities Davin J. Suggs Senior Legislative Advocate Florida Association of Counties


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