2016 Florida Legislation Affecting Special Districts
Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP represents a variety of special districts throughout the State of Florida. As a service to our clients and friends, we are providing a summary of the 2016 Florida general laws that are of interest to special districts. If you would like more information, you may click on bill titles, which will redirect you to the House of Representatives’ website.
The 2016 Legislative Session started on January 12, 2016 and ended on March 11, 2016. The following are bills that have become laws and may be of interest to you. If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or any matters affecting special districts, please feel free to email or call us.
CS/HB 479 Special Districts
CS/HB 479 WAS ENROLLED ON MARCH 1, 2016. APPROVED BY GOVERNOR ON MARCH 8, 2016. CHAPTER NO. 2016-22, LAWS OF FLORIDA.
Revises legislative intent with respect to Uniform Special District Accountability Act to include dependent special districts; specifies Legislature’s authority to create dependent special districts by special act; provides for identification of dependent special district as dependent, and of independent special district as independent, in its charter; specifies that local general-purpose governments may review certain special districts. [Continue Reading]