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Senate Bill 2354

Senate Bill sb2354

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    Florida Senate - 2005                                  SB 2354

    By Senator Lawson





    6-1228-05                                               See HB

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to disposition of state land

  3         and facilities in the Florida Capitol Center;

  4         creating s. 272.1231, F.S.; authorizing the

  5         Department of Management Services to determine

  6         that certain property in the Capitol Center is

  7         not needed for certain purposes; requiring the

  8         Division of State Lands of the Department of

  9         Environmental Protection to notify certain

10         entities of such determination; authorizing

11         such entities to apply for transfer of or enter

12         into negotiations for such property; providing

13         application requirements; authorizing the

14         division to transfer such property or negotiate

15         for the sale of such property at below

16         appraised value under certain circumstances;

17         requiring a joint agreement between certain

18         entities prior to transfer or sale of such

19         lands or facilities; providing for transfer

20         approval by the Board of Trustees of the

21         Internal Improvement Trust Fund; providing

22         application; providing an effective date.

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24  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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26         Section 1.  Section 272.1231, Florida Statutes, is

27  created to read:

28         272.1231  Disposition of public lands in the Florida

29  Capitol Center Planning District.--

30         (1)  The Department of Management Services may

31  determine that land and facilities located within the Florida

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    Florida Senate - 2005                                  SB 2354
    6-1228-05                                               See HB




 1  Capitol Center Planning District are no longer needed for use

 2  by state government or any agency, board, bureau, or

 3  commission of state government. Upon such determination, the

 4  Division of State Lands of the Department of Environmental

 5  Protection shall notify, in writing, the Leon County

 6  Commission, the Tallahassee City Commission, the Leon County

 7  School Board, the Board of Trustees of Florida State

 8  University, the Board of Trustees of Florida Agricultural and

 9  Mechanical University, and the Board of Trustees of

10  Tallahassee Community College and shall provide a period of

11  not less than 120 days for such entities to evaluate the land

12  and facilities for use by or ultimate sale to such entities as

13  part of a publicly approved redevelopment plan. If any of such

14  entities desires to enter into negotiations for such property,

15  the entity may file an application with the division not later

16  than 30 days after the expiration of the initial evaluation

17  period. The application shall include, but not be limited to:

18         (a)  A description of the use the entity intends to

19  make of the property.

20         (b)  Reasonable assurances that the entity can

21  financially provide for the maintenance, upkeep, and use of

22  the property.

23         (c)  Covenants and restrictions on the use of the

24  property.

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26  The division shall develop criteria for evaluating any

27  application.

28         (2)  The division may transfer land and facilities

29  directly to the applying entity or, notwithstanding any other

30  provision of law, may enter into negotiations that would

31  provide for sale of the land and facilities to such entity at

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    Florida Senate - 2005                                  SB 2354
    6-1228-05                                               See HB




 1  below appraised value. If no such entity timely applies for a

 2  transfer of or enters into negotiations for such property, the

 3  provisions of this section shall be satisfied and the land and

 4  facilities may be disposed of pursuant to the provisions of

 5  chapter 253. Final approval of any transfer or sale of such

 6  lands or facilities below appraised value shall be by the

 7  Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.

 8         (3)  A sale or transfer of lands or facilities under

 9  this section shall occur only pursuant to a joint agreement

10  between all of the entities enumerated in subsection (1).

11         (4)  The provisions of this section apply only to lands

12  and facilities within the Florida Capitol Center Planning

13  District and shall control the disposition of such lands and

14  facilities to local government entities notwithstanding the

15  provisions of chapter 253 or other provisions of law

16  regulating the transfer of state lands and facilities.

17         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

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