Florida League of Cities

Financial Assistance for Rural Areas of Opportunity (Support) – Failed 

CS/HB 413 (Abbott) and SB 1628 (Simon) prohibit agency agreements from requiring local governments within a rural area of opportunity to expend funds in order to be reimbursed. Agency funding may be advanced to cities and counties based on an analysis of estimated costs, pay service providers or vendors directly or undertake other options to meet the requirements of the agreement. (Taggart)