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       Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 566
       By Senator Constantine
       22-00584-10                                            2010566__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state lands; amending s. 253.01,
    3         F.S.; deleting obsolete provisions; providing an
    4         effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Section 253.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    9  read:
   10         253.01 Internal Improvement Trust Fund established.—
   11         (1)(a) So much of the 500,000 acres of land granted to this
   12  state for internal improvement purposes by an Act of Congress
   13  passed March 3, A. D. 1845, as remains unsold, and the proceeds
   14  of the sales of such lands heretofore sold as now remain on hand
   15  and unappropriated, and all proceeds that may hereafter accrue
   16  from the sales of such lands; and all the swampland or lands
   17  subject to overflow granted this state by an Act of Congress
   18  approved September 28, A. D. 1850, together with all the
   19  proceeds that have accrued or may hereafter accrue to the state
   20  from the sale of such lands, are set apart, and declared a
   21  separate and distinct fund called the Internal Improvement Trust
   22  Fund of the state, and are to be strictly applied according to
   23  the provisions of this chapter.
   24         (b) All revenues received from application fees charged by
   25  the Division of State Lands for the use in any manner, lease,
   26  conveyance, or release of any interest in or for the sale of
   27  state lands, except revenues from such fees charged by the
   28  Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for aquaculture
   29  leases under ss. 253.71(2) and 597.010, must be deposited into
   30  the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. The fees charged by the
   31  division for reproduction of records relating to state lands
   32  must also be placed into the fund. Revenues received by the
   33  Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for aquaculture
   34  leases under ss. 253.71(2) and 597.010 shall be deposited in the
   35  General Inspection Trust Fund of the Department of Agriculture
   36  and Consumer Services.
   37         (c) Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary,
   38  if title to any state-owned lands is vested in the Board of
   39  Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund and the lands
   40  are located within the Everglades Agricultural Area, then all
   41  proceeds from the sale of any such lands shall be deposited into
   42  the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. The provisions of this
   43  paragraph shall not apply to those lands acquired pursuant to s.
   44  607.0505 and former s. 620.192 or chapter 895.
   45         (2) All revenues accruing from sources designated by law
   46  for deposit in the Internal Improvement Trust Fund shall be used
   47  for the acquisition, management, administration, protection, and
   48  conservation of state-owned lands.
   49         (3)In addition to the uses allowed in subsection (2) for
   50  the 2008-2009 fiscal year, moneys in the Internal Improvement
   51  Trust Fund are authorized for grants and aids to local
   52  governments for the drinking water facility construction state
   53  revolving loan program, as provided in the General
   54  Appropriations Act. This subsection expires July 1, 2009.
   55         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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