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  1. Orange County’s 2011 Legislative Wrap-up Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners June 7, 2011

  2. 2011 Legislative Session • Orange County Legislative Team: • Graciela Noriega Jacoby – Chief of Staff • Linda Weinberg – Deputy County Administrator • Eric Gassman – Chief Accountability Officer • Chris Testerman – Director of Government Relations • Mark Jeffries – Public Affairs Director • Emmanuel Tormes – Special Assistant to the Mayor/Liaison to Legislative Delegation • 26 Division Legislative Liaisons

  3. 2011 Legislative Session • Orange County Lobbying Team: • Mark Jeffries • Johnson & Blanton Government Consultants • Capitol Hill Group

  4. 2011 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  5. 2011 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  6. 2011 Legislative Session • Overview • Bill Statistics • 2186 Bills Filed/295 Passed • 177 Presented to Governor • 154 Bills Signed by Governor • 0 Bill Became Law Without Signature • 5 Bills Vetoed • 18 Bills Pending in Governor’s office • 118 Bills not yet delivered to Governor

  7. 2011 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  8. 2011 Legislative Session • State Budget • 2007/08 Budget - $72 billion • 2008/09 Budget - $66.2 billion • 2009/10 Budget - $66.5 billion • 2010/11 Budget - $70.4 billion • 2011/12 Budget - $ 69.7 billion • $ 615 million vetoed

  9. 2011 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  10. Legislative Priorities: Tax Abatement for Economic Development – HB 287 – Support Referendum to approve 10 year authority Expands eligibility to include QTI business categories Separate ordinance for each exemption Up to 10 years, no renewal Allows for written agreement and performance terms Allows for partial or complete revocation Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  11. Legislative Priorities: Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Policy Enhancement -- Support State Energy Office– HB 7215 Transfers responsibilities of State Energy Office to Department of Agriculture Combined with Office of Water Coordination to become Office of Energy and Water Passed Florida Energy and  Climate Change Commission – SB 2156 Eliminated office, certain duties to other departments Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  12. Legislative Priorities: Revenue Caps (“TABOR/Smart Cap”) – SJR 958 – Monitor Proposed Constitutional Amendment on November 2012 Ballot Revenues limited to FY 2013-2014 plus an annual adjustment for growth Legislature or voters can vote to exceed cap Amended to affect State revenues only Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  13. Legislative Priorities: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – HB 7095 – Support Bans physician dispensing of Schedule II and III controlled substances (with exceptions) Requires pharmacy permit to dispense Schedule II and III (July 2012) Strengthens penalties for standards of care violations (Min. 6-month suspension, $10k fine) 3rd Degree Felony: Illegal dispensing Fraudulent registration as a pain-management clinic Filing falsified credentialing reports to DOH 2011 Legislative Session

  14. Legislative Priorities: DJJ Cost Sharing Improvements – SB 2000 (Proviso) – Support Establishes direct correlation between TF balance and non-participation No extra costs to participating counties FAC/DJJ work group to recommend funding alternatives for local operation Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  15. Legislative Priorities: DJJ Alternatives/Local County DJJ Option – SB 2112 – Support Exempts local option counties from paying into DJJ cost share system Allows regional efforts Exempts certain DJJ oversight by meeting specific criteria Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  16. Legislative Priorities: DJJ Alternatives/Juvenile Civil Citations – HB 997 – Support Allows for civil citation program alternative to custody Assessment of up to 50 hours of community service and attendance in intervention services Custody required for non-completion Passed 2011 Legislative Session

  17. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Affordable Housing TF Cap Repeal – HB 639 – Support Repeals cap on Sadowski Fund Prohibits spending on new construction until July 2012 Allows surplus funds investment by local housing authorities Provides targeted special needs assistance Contractor preference for highest job creation rates Passed

  18. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Preserve Local Fertilizer Regulation – HB 7215 – Support Provides fertilizer regulation authority to DACS Grandfathers county regulations on sale as of January 1, 2011 regulations Passed

  19. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Florida Retirement System – SB 2100 3% Employee contribution Service after July 1, 2011 eliminated from COLA formula Employees hired after July 1, 2011 Average final compensation = 8 highest years Vesting after 8 years Retirement age: 65 years or 33 years of service Special Risk – age 60 or 30 years of service DROP interest rate = 1.3% if enrolled after July 1, 2011 Passed

  20. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Property Assessment/Homestead Exemption – HB 381/HB 1163 – Monitor Proposed Constitutional Amendment Eliminates SOH 3% recapture if just value decreases 5 percent non-homestead assessment cap Additional 50% 1st time buyer exemption (nonschool levies) Passed

  21. Legislative Priorities: Online Hotel Room Sales/TDT – HB 493 & SB 376 – Oppose Failed Pre-Trial Supervised Release – HB 1379 & SB 372/1398 – Oppose Failed 2011 Legislative Session

  22. Legislative Priorities: 2% Aggregate Tax Caps – PCB 4 by House F&T Committee -- Oppose No Action Ex-Offender Re-Entry:SB 1390, 917, 1334 – Monitor Failed 2011 Legislative Session

  23. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Support ERP Delegation to Counties – HB 991 Required state delegation for counties to regulate stormwater & wetlands Required application by June 1, 2012 Required DEP decision within one year Failed

  24. Legislative Priorities: Rental Car Surcharge – Support No Action Develop Sustainable Transportation Funding Sources – Support No Action 2011 Legislative Session

  25. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Mitigate Federal Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rulemaking Costs – HB 239 – Support Failed Secondary Metals Market – SB 1528, SB 622 – Support Failed

  26. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative Priorities: Red Light Cameras Repeal – HB 4087 & SB 672 – Oppose Failed Distracted Driving -- HB 79, SB 80, 158, SB 1418 – Support Failed

  27. Legislative Priorities: Clean Tech/Renewable Energy Policy Enhancement -- Support Renewable Energy/Conservation– SB 2078 Required utility to purchase customers’ excess energy from rooftop solar collectors Provided for utility recovery of renewable energy costs Required free energy audit for commercial customers Failed 2011 Legislative Session

  28. 2011 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  29. 2011 Legislative Session Medicaid Reform – HB 7107/7109 Moves recipients into managed care plans 11 regions statewide No county share cost increase Needs federal approval Passed

  30. 2011 Legislative Session Value Adjustment Boards – HB 281 Requires 75% ad valorem payment prior to April 1 when challenging assessment Requires 100% non-ad valorem payment Requires “good faith” payment for classification/ exemption/substantially complete challenge 12% interest rate for losing side Passed

  31. 2011 Legislative Session Elections – HB 1355 Allows 8 early voting days, up to 12 hours per day Requires 3rd party submission of voter registration within 48 hours Requires listing of current polling place on voter registration card after August 1, 2012 Reduces “shelf life” of citizen initiative petitions from 4 years to 2 years Allows county-wide petition gathering for county offices for 2012 Passed

  32. 2011 Legislative Session Property Rights/Bert Harris Act – HB 701 Sovereign immunity waived for the Act Temporary impact longer than one year may constitute “inordinate burden” 1-year statute of limitations begins at formal denial of request or 1st enactment of regulation and mailing of notice Claim notification period changed from 180 days to 150 days Passed

  33. 2011 Legislative Session Impact Fees – SB 410 Reenacts 2009 HB 227 Litigation Burden of proof on government increased when challenged Retroactive to June 1, 2009 Passed

  34. 2011 Legislative Session Vacation Rentals – HB 883 Reclassifies resort condominiums and resort dwellings as “Vacation Rentals‟ Preempts local regulations based solely on classification, use or occupancy Existing regulations grandfathered Passed

  35. 2011 Legislative Session Consolidation of Local Expressways – SB 2152 Transferred OOCEA to Florida Turnpike Enterprise Issue Failed Wekiva Parkway Amendment – HB 1363 Required Florida Turnpike Enterprise to build Wekiva Parkway OOCEA $50 million annual payment for 35 years Split Wekiva revenues after 2146 Failed

  36. 2011 Legislative Session • Septic Tank Inspection Program Repeal– HB 13 & SB 1698 • Failed, but…. • Sales Tax Rebate for Performing Arts Center – HB 955 & SB 2008 • Failed

  37. 2011 Legislative Session Proposed Constitutional Amendments HJR 7111 – Court System Reforms SJR 2 – Mandatory Health Care Coverage HJR 381 – Non-homestead Assessments SJR 592 – Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Discount SJR 958 – State Revenue Limitation HJR 1179 – State Abortion Funding Ban HJR 1471 – State Funds/Religious Identity

  38. 2011 Legislative Session • Coming Events: • Legislative/Congressional Redistricting Hearings June – August • Legislative Committee Meetings September-December • 2012 Legislative Session – Jan. 10 – March 9

  39. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative/Congressional Redistricting Hearings June – August July 12 – Daytona Beach – News Journal Center at Daytona State College 221 N Beach St # 100, Daytona Beach, FL 6 pm – 9 pm

  40. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative/Congressional Redistricting Hearings June – August July 13 – The Villages – Colony Cottage Recreation Center 1000 Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, FL 8 am – 12 pm

  41. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative/Congressional Redistricting Hearings June – August July 27 – Orlando – Bob Carr Performing Arts Center 401 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 2 pm – 4 pm, 6 pm – 8 pm

  42. 2011 Legislative Session Legislative/Congressional Redistricting Hearings June – August July 28 – Melbourne – Brevard County Commission Chamber 2725 Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 10 am – 1 pm

  43. 2011 Legislative Session www.floridaredistricting.org

  44. 2011 Legislative Session 2011 Sales Tax Holiday August 12-14, 2011 Tax breaks on: Clothing items up to $75 School supplies up to $15.

  45. Orange County’s 2011 Legislative Wrap-up Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners June 7, 2011