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  1. Orange County’s 2010 Legislative Wrap-up Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners May 11, 2010

  2. 2010 Legislative Session • Orange County Legislative Team: • George Rodon – Chief of Staff to Mayor Crotty • Linda Weinberg – Deputy County Administrator • Sharon Donoghue – Deputy County Administrator • Eric Gassman – Assistant County Administrator • Chris Testerman – Director of Government Relations • Mark Jeffries – Public Affairs Director • Cindy Brown – Public Affairs Assistant/Delegation Aide • 26 Division Legislative Liaisons

  3. 2010 Legislative Session • Orange County Lobbying Team: • Mark Jeffries • Johnson & Blanton Government Consultants • Capitol Hill Group

  4. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  5. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  6. 2010 Legislative Session • Overview • Bill Statistics • 2477Bills Filed/301 Passed • 109 Presented to Governor • 48 Bills Signed by Governor • 0 Bill Became Law Without Signature • 2 Bills Vetoed • 59 Bills Pending in Governor’s office • 192 Bills not yet delivered to Governor

  7. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  8. 2010 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

  9. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget – FY 2009-10 • Types of Enhanced Revenues • $550 million in Recurring GR Revenue Enhancements • $2.4 billion in Non-recurring Federal Stimulus funds • $507 million in Non-recurring Trust Fund Sweeps

  10. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • General Revenue Changes - $560 million • $433 million Indian Gaming Compact • $81 million Tax Amnesty • $30 million red light cameras • $16 million Corporate Filing Waiver

  11. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Education – Pre-K - 12 • $18.1 billion ( .62% increase) • 10.5% increase in state funding • 7.8% decrease in local property tax funding • $6,843.51 UFTE funding (.02% increase)

  12. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Universities • $3.6 billion Total (5.9% increase) • $1.9 billion GR (3.3% increase) • $1.7 billion Trust (9.0% increase) • $146.9 million in non-recurring Federal Stimulus dollars

  13. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Community Colleges • $1.1 billion total (6.5% increase) • $910 million GR (6.9%) • $210 million Trust (4.8% increase) • $83 million in non-recurring Federal stimulus

  14. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Transportation • $6.9 billion total • $160 million State Transportation Trust Fund sweep • $40 million of the sweep is restored if Congress passes the enhanced federal Medicaid match

  15. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Environmental Programs • Department of Environmental protection $1.4 billion total (7.1% increase) • Florida Forever - $ 15 million cash, $250 million in bonding authority • Everglades Cleanup – Up to $50 million - conditioned on Congress passing the enhanced federal Medicaid match

  16. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Health Care • Hospitals reimbursement rate reductions of 7.0 % • Nursing homes reimbursement rate reductions of 3% • County Health Departments - $40.3 million cost based reimbursement reduction • CHDs - $10.5 million General Revenue cut • AHCA directed to petition Washington for an extension of the Medicaid waiver

  17. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Article V Funding • Automatic 1.5% increase in funding by counties deleted for FY 2010-11 • Transportation Disadvantaged Funding • $38.4 million • Medicaid portion $65.48 million

  18. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Petroleum Tank Cleanup Program • Fully funded at $120 million • Aid to Libraries • $21.3 million • Preserves $8 million draw down in federal funds • Special Elections Funding • $1.95 million • Last year - $344,256

  19. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget • Gaming - Seminole Compact • Gives Seminole tribe exclusive right to operate banked card games at 5 casinos in Broward, Tampa and Immokalee for 5 years • Right to operate Class III slot machines at all 7 of its casinos for 20 years • Tribe will pay the State a minimum of $1 billion over 5 years • After 5 years Tribe payments determined by the profits from those games

  20. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  21. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • SunRail - Central Florida Commuter Rail • Support approval of FDOT/CSX terms for joint use • Support appropriation for 61-mile track purchase • Support other regions’ commuter/light rail goals including dedicated funding sources for Tri-Rail, etc. • Passed in December Special Session

  22. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Central Receiving Center Funding • Sought funds for crisis stabilization beds • No member projects (CBIRs) allowed • No funding received

  23. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Red Light Cameras – Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act --HB 325 • $ 158 Fine • $70 State • $75 Local Government • $10 Trauma Units • $ 3 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research • Prohibits tickets for “careful, prudent” right turns • Prohibits per ticket fee for vendors • Passed

  24. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Street Racing – Luis Rivera Ortega Street Racing Act - SB 768 • Fine increased to $1000 minimum/$3000 maximum for 2nd conviction within 5 years • License revoked and $2000 minimum/$5000 maximum fine for 3rd conviction within 5 years • Passed

  25. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Ethics Complaints/Open Records – HB 551 • Seek statute change to exempt county ethics complaints until probable cause determination • Same protection as state and municipalities • Passed

  26. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Texting While Driving – SB 448 & HB 41 • Prohibited manual typing for non-voice communication while driving • Secondary offense, non-moving violation • Exemptions for GPS, 1st responders, emergencies • Failed

  27. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • You Talk, You Walk Act – SB 522 • Prohibits persons under age 18 from talking or texting while driving • Exemptions for emergency situations • Secondary offense, non-moving violation • Suspension of license for 30 days • Failed

  28. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Affordable Housing/Sadowski Trust Fund – HB 665 & SB 262 • Removed Trust Fund Cap • Provided target assistance for those with special needs • Failed

  29. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Online Hotel Room Sales/Sales and Tourist Development Taxes – HB 1241 & SB 2436 • Prohibited TDT & sales tax on wholesale/final price difference • Over $5 million impact for Orange County • $23 million impact statewide for local governments • Failed

  30. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Touch Screen Voting Machine Replacement – HB 7101 & SB 900 • Extends purchase deadline to 2016 • $ 1.8 Million impact to Orange County • Passed in HB 131

  31. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Overview • State Budget • Legislative Priorities • Other Issues

  32. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Pre-Trial Supervised Release – HB 445 & SB 782 • Defendant only eligible if: • Indigent • No history of failure to appear • Not on probation or facing other charges • No prior convictions involving violence • Satisfies other conditions of the BCC or Court • Prohibited fees not authorized by state law • Failed

  33. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Prepaid Wireless/E911 Fees – HB 163 • No resolution regarding collection of fee • Collection delayed until July 1, 2013 • Carryover amount increased from 20% to 30 % • Passed

  34. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • 911 Dispatcher Training – SB 742 • Must complete training and certification program • DOH to develop program • Certification required by October 1, 2012 • Passed

  35. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Sales Tax Exemption/NBA All Star Tickets – HB637 & SB 1128 • NBA All-Star Game • NBA Rookie Challenge, Celebrity Game, 3-Point Shooting Contest, or Slam Dunk Challenge • NFL Pro Bowl, NHL All-Star Game, MLB Home Run Derby • Passed in SB 1752

  36. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Prompt Payment Act – HB 1157 & SB 1056 • Revises construction service payment procedures • Requires specifying of local government agent for invoice delivery • Invoice deemed accepted if not rejected within 4 days of delivery of overdue notice • Passed

  37. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Economic Development – SB 1752 • $74 million cost • $1,000 tax credit – workers out of work 30 days • Includes 360 DEP/WMD permit extension fix • Film Incentives Included • Passed

  38. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Sales Tax Holiday – HB 483 • August 13-15 • Clothes , books less than $50 • School supplies less than $10 • Passed

  39. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Unemployment Compensation Tax – HB 7033 • 2009 rate hike suspended for 2 years • Reduced min. rate per employee from $100.30 to $25.20 • Reduced max. rate per employee from $459 to $378 • Passed

  40. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Environmental Protection/Water – SB 550 • Requires septic tank inspection every 5 years • Extends consumptive use permit review from every 5 years to every 10 years • Allows the WMDs to continue delegating environmental resource permits • Includes wastewater utilities, reuse utilities, and the DEP in the regional water supply planning process • Passed

  41. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Federal Numeric Nutrient Criteria – HM 1589 & HM 1365 • Urges Congress to require EPA to submit proposed rule to: • EPA ‘s Science Advisory Board • 3rd party such as GAO or CBO • Failed

  42. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Recycling – HB 7243 • DEP/Enterprise Florida to create Recycling Business Assistance Center • Requires reporting by public entities • Encourages private entity reporting • Florida Building Commission to develop recycling & composting recommendations • Passed

  43. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Renewable Energy – HB 7179 • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) • Allows county loans to citizens for renewable energy and/or storm resistance installations • Passed • Yard Waste/Landfills – HB 569 • Yard waste allowed in Class I landfills if gas is collected and used for renewable energy • Passed

  44. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Adam Pierce Act – HB 1193 & SB 1932 • Permits members of FRS Special Risk Class who suffer catastrophic line-of-duty injury to retain benefit accrual rate when returning to work in a non-special risk role • Revises firefighter death benefits to include training exercises • Passed

  45. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Agriculture/Fertilizer – HB 1445 & SB 382 • DEP authorized to update the Model Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes • Local governments preempted from passing ordinances dealing with the sale and use of fertilizers • Failed

  46. 2010 Legislative Session • Other Issues: • Sovereign Immunity – HB 1107 & SB 2060 • Cap raised to: • $200,000 per individual claim • $300,000 per aggregate claim • No automatic CPI adjustment

  47. 2010 Legislative Session Other Issues: Collective Bargaining/Impasse – HB 417 & SB 610 Designated county Constitutional Officers as the “legislative body” for impasse resolution Failed

  48. 2010 Legislative Session Other Issues: Florida Retirement System – HB 5607 & SB 2022 Sets 3% interest rate for DROP beginning July 1 Revises FRS payroll contribution rates for 2010 & 2011 Passed

  49. 2010 Legislative Session FRS Employer Revised Rates 20092010 Regular Class – 8.69 % 9.76% Special Risk – 19.76% 22.15 % Special Risk – Ad. Support – 11.39% 11.24% Elected Officials – State – 13.32% 14.38% Elected Officials – Judges – 18.40% 19.39% Elected Officials – County – 15.36% 16.62% Senior Management – 11.96% 11.70% DROP – 9.80% 10.07%

  50. 2010 Legislative Session FRS Actuarial Liabilities20102011 Regular Class – 0 % 1.74% Special Risk – 0% 6.57 % Special Risk – Ad. Support – 0% 17.57% Elected Officials – State – 0% 18.76% Elected Officials – Judges – 0% 12.10% Elected Officials – County – 0% 21.73% Senior Management – 0% 10.19% DROP – 0% 5.47%