Florida Senate - 2010 SB 566
By Senator Constantine
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
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.
(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.