The deadline for Local Bill submission for the 2017 Legislative Session was Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon.
Local Bills for the 2016-2017 Legislative Session
A local bill is any bill which relates to a specific geographical area, e.g., county, city, or special taxing district, as opposed to a general bill, which affects the entire State of Florida. Listed below are the Local bills that the Delegation will be considering for the 2017 Legislative Session. Once the Delegation votes on the bills in Broward the Sponsors for each Local Bill will be championing the Bill in the Legislative process in Tallahassee.
View more information on How a Bill becomes law here. Contact us if you would like more information on the bill(s) listed below.
Springs Improvement District-Boundary
This local bill will amend the boundaries of
the District, specifically to incorporate newly annexed property located in the
“wedge” portion of Broward County.
Property owners within he Wedge requested that the District include
their properties within the jurisdictional boundaries of the District for the
purpose of obtaining water, wastewater, drainage and related services and
facilities in order to support the development plan for such properties.
Broward Water Control District Charter
This local bill will amend its charter to
remove a requirement that all acts taken by the District Commission be
effectuated by a resolution. This
amendment is to realize cost savings to the District and efficiencies in its
Development Authority (DDA) Amending Charter
This local bill will amend
the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Fort Lauderdale as
follows: Extend the effective date of
the DDA Charter from 2030 to 2050, Streamline Ad Valorem Tax Procedures and
include Non-homestead residential properties in the DDA Boundaries.
This local bill would allow a properly
permitted sign on an interstate highway within Broward County that is
subsequently obstructed by the construction of a ramp, braided bridge or other
permanent visual obstruction within the interstate right-of-way, the allowable
height of the permitted sign shall be measured from the top of the visual
obstructions. In no event will height of
the sign exceed 100 feet above the crown of the main traveled way of the road,
regardless of the height of the visual obstruction.
This local bill seeks to create a study group
that will meet and report recommendations regarding the North Broward Hospital
District and South Broward Hospital District.
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