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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXV
Chapter 589
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F.S. 589.08
589.08 Land acquisition restrictions.
(1) The Florida Forest Service shall enter into no agreement for the acquisition, lease, or purchase of any land or for any other purpose whatsoever which shall pledge the credit of, or obligate in any manner whatsoever, the state to pay any sum of money or other thing of value for such purpose, and the Florida Forest Service shall not in any manner or for any purpose pledge the credit of or obligate the state to pay any sum of money.
(2) The Florida Forest Service may receive, hold the custody of, and exercise the control of any lands, and set aside into a separate, distinct and inviolable fund, any proceeds derived from the sales of the products of such lands, the use thereof in any manner, or the sale of such lands save the 25 percent of the proceeds to be paid into the State School Fund as provided by law. The Florida Forest Service may use and apply such funds for the acquisition, use, custody, management, development, or improvement of any lands vested in or subject to the control of the Florida Forest Service. After full payment has been made for the purchase of a state forest to the Federal Government or other grantor, 15 percent of the gross receipts from a state forest shall be paid to the fiscally constrained county or counties, as described in s. 218.67(1), in which it is located in proportion to the acreage located in each county for use by the county or counties for school purposes.
(3) The Florida Forest Service shall pay 15 percent of the gross receipts from the Goethe State Forest to each fiscally constrained county, as described in s. 218.67(1), in which a portion of the respective forest is located in proportion to the forest acreage located in such county. The funds must be equally divided between the board of county commissioners and the school board of each fiscally constrained county.
History.s. 3, ch. 17027, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 4151(10-aa); s. 1, ch. 57-159; s. 2, ch. 61-119; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 90-304; s. 9, ch. 92-4; s. 3, ch. 95-372; s. 354, ch. 96-406; s. 44, ch. 2009-66; s. 30, ch. 2012-7; s. 144, ch. 2014-150.