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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 215
FINANCIAL MATTERS: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Section 215.61, Florida Statutes 2009

215.61  State system of public education capital outlay bonds.--

(1)  The issuance of school bonds, payable primarily from revenues as provided in s. 18, Art. XII of the State Constitution of 1885, as amended, and additionally secured by pledging the full faith and credit of the state, is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of s. 9(d), Art. XII of the State Constitution and the provisions of ss. 215.57-215.83, "The State Bond Act."

(2)  The issuance of bonds to finance or refinance capital outlay projects authorized by the Legislature for the state system of public education, primarily payable from revenues as provided in s. 19, Art. XII of the State Constitution of 1885, as amended, and additionally secured by pledging the full faith and credit of the state, is hereby authorized pursuant to the provisions of s. 9(a)(2), Art. XII of the State Constitution and the provisions of ss. 215.57-215.83, "The State Bond Act."

(3)  No bonds authorized by s. 9(a)(2), Art. XII of the State Constitution shall be issued in an amount exceeding 90 percent of the amount which the State Board of Education determines can be serviced by the revenues derived from the gross receipts tax levied and collected pursuant to chapter 203. In determining the amount which can be serviced by the gross receipts tax, the State Board of Education shall utilize the average annual amount of revenue collected for the tax periods during the 24 months immediately preceding the most recent collection date prior to the date of issuance of any such bonds. For purpose of the approval required by s. 215.73, official estimates of future collections furnished by the Board of Education prior to the estimated date of issuance shall be used to determine fiscal sufficiency. However, 100 percent of the amount required to provide for the debt service for the current fiscal year of the bonds issued prior to July 1, 1975, under the provisions of s. 9(a)(2), Art. XII of the State Constitution shall be deducted in making the determination.

(4)  With respect to the bonds authorized by s. 9, Art. XII of the State Constitution, the Division of Bond Finance shall act as the agent of the State Board of Education pursuant to ss. 215.57-215.83, "The State Bond Act."

(5)  The State Board of Education shall have the power to make and enforce all rules and regulations necessary to the full exercise of the powers herein granted.

History.--s. 5, ch. 69-230; s. 13, ch. 75-292; s. 6, ch. 76-280; s. 36, ch. 81-223.

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