Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091730
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File Number: 091730 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-861-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PASS THE DEFENSE COMMUNITIES ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2009 S 590 Introduced: 6/1/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/30/2009
Agenda Date: 6/30/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE DEFENSE COMMUNITIES ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2009, S. 590, H.R. 1959 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 6/30/2009 11A3 Adopted P

County Attorney 6/1/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE DEFENSE COMMUNITIES ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2009, S. 590, H.R. 1959 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION

BODY
WHEREAS, the Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009 contains provisions that:
* Grant permanent authority to convey property at military installations to support military construction and agreements to limit encroachment;
* Extend military departments’ authority to purchase, from a county municipal government or other local government, municipal services for military installations in the U.S.;
* Allow for and clarify reimbursable activities under the Defense-State Memorandum of Agreement program;
* Strengthen provisions that protect parties involved in base redevelopment from liability for undiscovered pre-existing pollution conditions at closed military installations; and
* Encourage no-cost economic development conveyances for bases shuttered during the Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process; and
WHEREAS, communities with military bases struggle with a host of issues from closures as a result of the latest BRAC round to an influx in service personnel; and
WHEREAS, the Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009 will assist communities with military bases to overcome the bureaucratic barriers that stand in the way of economic development and create meaningful jobs and reinvestment for the hundreds of communities that have been adversely affected by BRAC closures or downsizings; and
WHEREAS, the Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009 is supported by the Association of Defense Communities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges Congress to pass the Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009, S. 590, H.R. 1959 or similar legislation.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the two U.S. Senators that represent Florida and the members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County’s federal lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and authorizes and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2009 and 2010 Federal Legislative Packages.



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