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  • Introduced
    Dec 18, 2023
  • Passed House
    Feb 22, 2024
  • Passed Senate
    Mar 07, 2024
  • Signed into Law
    Jun 13, 2024
HB 897
Florida House Bill
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Dorcas Fire District, Okaloosa County; Provides that district is dependent special district; removes provisions relating to district's status as independent special district; provides that Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners or its appointees shall serve as governing board; removes provisions relating to duties, election, terms, compensation, & meetings of district board of commissioners; removes requirement that resolution or ordinance adopted by board & approved by referendum only be repealed by referendum; authorizes district to assess ad valorem taxes & non-ad valorem assessments, & to impose & foreclose non-ad valorem assessment liens, as authorized by law; removes board's authority to enter into certain agreements; revises rate of assessment of non-ad valorem assessments; provides that expansion & merger of district shall be ratified by board.
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legislature • Jun 13, 2024: Approved by Governor
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  • Jun 13, 2024 | legislature
    • Approved by Governor
  • Jun 07, 2024 | legislature
    • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
  • Mar 07, 2024 | House
    • In Messages
    • Ordered enrolled
  • Mar 07, 2024 | Senate
    • Withdrawn from Rules
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Read 2nd time
    • Read 3rd time
    • Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0
  • Feb 27, 2024 | Senate
    • Received
  • Feb 23, 2024 | Senate
    • Referred to Rules
  • Feb 22, 2024 | Senate
    • In Messages
  • Feb 22, 2024 | House
    • Read 3rd time
    • Passed; YEAS 114, NAYS 1
  • Feb 21, 2024 | House
    • Read 2nd time
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
  • Feb 15, 2024 | House
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/21/2024)
  • Feb 07, 2024 | House
    • Favorable by State Affairs Committee
    • Reported out of State Affairs Committee
    • Bill released to House Calendar
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
  • Feb 05, 2024 | House
    • Added to State Affairs Committee agenda
  • Jan 31, 2024 | House
    • Favorable by Ways & Means Committee
    • Reported out of Ways & Means Committee
    • Now in State Affairs Committee
  • Jan 29, 2024 | House
    • Added to Ways & Means Committee agenda
  • Jan 19, 2024 | House
    • Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
    • Reported out of Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
    • Now in Ways & Means Committee
  • Jan 17, 2024 | House
    • Added to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee agenda
  • Jan 09, 2024 | House
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
  • Jan 05, 2024 | House
    • Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
    • Referred to Ways & Means Committee
    • Referred to State Affairs Committee
    • Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
  • Dec 18, 2023 | House
    • Filed