Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 080811
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File Number: 080811 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-312-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FLEXIBILITY IN MAKING PARTIAL PAYMENTS OF PROPERTY TAXES Introduced: 3/18/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/18/2008
Agenda Date: 3/18/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A6
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS HB 51, SB 1004 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY IN MAKING PARTIAL PAYMENTS OF PROPERTY TAXES
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
  PROPERTY TAX
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/18/2008 11A6 Adopted P

County Attorney 3/18/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 3/18/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS HB 51, SB 1004 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY IN MAKING PARTIAL PAYMENTS OF PROPERTY TAXES

BODY
WHEREAS, recent downturns in the economy have created financial burdens for many homeowners and small businesses; and
WHEREAS, Florida law currently requires payment of the full amount of a property tax bill in order for the Tax Collector to accept the payment tendered; and
WHEREAS, bills have been filed for consideration during the 2008 state legislative session that would provide added flexibility in making partial payments of property taxes, SB 1004 by Senator Mike Fasano and HB 51 by Representative Seth McKeel; and
WHEREAS, SB 1004 and HB 51 authorize Tax Collectors to accept any payment that is a portion of the total amount of property taxes owed, with interest and penalties applying only to the amount of taxes that remain unpaid; and
WHEREAS, providing additional flexibility in paying property taxes could assist many homeowners and small businesses given the current economic conditions,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:

Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass HB 51, SB 1004 or similar legislation that would provide added flexibility to property owners in making partial payments of property taxes.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation, Senator Mike Fasano and Representative Seth McKeel.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2008 State Legislative Package.



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