Florida League of Cities

Incorporation of Municipalities (Oppose) – FAILED 

CS/HB 1035 (Williamson) and SB 1554 (Diaz) require communities to reach a 60% approval in a local nonbinding referendum before presenting an incorporation bill to the state Legislature. This referendum requirement would be in addition to the already required feasibility study and city charter. The bills require that the feasibility study be presented to the Legislature no later than August 31 of the year before the regular session of the Legislature during which the municipal charter would be enacted. (Branch)