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File Number: 092162
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File Number: 092162 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1004-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DEPT STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS Introduced: 7/15/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/21/2009
Agenda Date: 7/21/2009 Agenda Item Number: 14A36
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO PRESENT DEPARTMENTAL FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS AT OCTOBER COMMITTEES [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 091929]
Indexes: LEGISLATIVE REPORT
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 7/21/2009 14A36 Adopted P

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/16/2009 2F SUB Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Sosa said the intent of the foregoing proposed resolution was to create a process for departments to submit legislative priorities to the committee of jurisdiction. She noted this process would allow members of the Commission, the Mayor and the County Manager to effectively prioritize County legislative initiatives. There being no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution.

County Manager 7/16/2009 Additions 7/21/2009

County Attorney 7/15/2009 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/16/2009

County Attorney 7/15/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO PRESENT DEPARTMENTAL FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS AT OCTOBER COMMITTEES

BODY
WHEREAS, committee meetings for the Florida Legislature’s 2010 legislative session will begin in the fall of 2009; and
WHEREAS, member of the Florida House are limited to only six bill slots per member, and these bill slots are in high demand; and
WHEREAS, bills filed during the fall and early in committee weeks have a far better chance of passage than bills filed later in the process; and
WHEREAS, during the 2009 session, Miami-Dade County saw successes with its legislative issues by including some of them in the Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities legislative packages; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities hold their legislative policy conferences beginning in the fall; and
WHEREAS, to best pursue our legislative agenda for the 2010 session, it is important that Miami-Dade County have its legislative agenda in place no later than the end of October, so as to give our issues the best chance of passage,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board directs the Mayor or Designee to present all departmental legislative requests for the 2010 state legislative session >>and the 2010 federal legislative package<< 1 at the October, 2009 committee meetings, including both changes to statutes and appropriations requests. The Mayor or Designee shall present such requests to the applicable committee that has jurisdiction over the department from which the request originated.
Section 2. During October committee meetings, committees shall consider such items, prioritize them and recommend items for approval by the full Board in the County’s >>2010 federal and<< state legislative package>>s<<.
Section 3. The Board shall consider, prioritize and approve the >>federal and<< state legislative package>>s<< at the October 20 Board meeting based on committee recommendations. The Board also shall identify no more than eight County departmental priorities >>for the 2010 federal legislative package and no more than eight County departmental priorities<< for the 2010 state legislative session, along with guiding principles.



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