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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 153
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F.S. 153.08
153.08 Water and sewer district general obligation bonds.
(1) The county commission is hereby authorized to establish within the county such water and sewer districts as it may deem necessary. For the purpose of providing for and financing the facilities provided for in this chapter, general obligation bonds may be issued covering the facilities located in such district and to be paid by general ad valorem taxes levied in and collected from such district or districts; provided, however, that no such general obligation bonds for such district or districts shall be issued by the county unless the issuance of such bonds shall be approved by a majority of the votes in an election in which a majority of the freeholders who are qualified electors residing in such district or districts shall participate. Such election shall be called, noticed and conducted and the result thereof determined and declared in the manner required by law for the issuance of bonds of the county.
(2) For the payment of the principal and interest thereon on any such general obligation bonds issued for the benefit of such district or districts issued under the provisions of this chapter the county commission is hereby authorized and required to levy annually a special tax upon all taxable property within the said district or districts over and above all other taxes authorized or limited by law sufficient to pay such principal and interest as the same respectively becomes due and payable, and the proceeds of all such taxes shall when collected be paid into a special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of such principal and interest; provided, however, that there may be pledged to the payment of such principal and interest the proceeds of such water service charges and/or sewer service charges and in the event of such pledge the amount of the annual tax levied herein required may be reduced in any year by the amount of such proceeds actually received in the preceding year and then remaining on deposit to the credit of such fund for the payment of such principal and interest.
(3) Revenue bonds as authorized by s. 153.09 may be issued to finance facilities located in any district created under the authority of this section.
History.s. 8, ch. 29837, 1955; s. 2, ch. 57-323; s. 7, ch. 67-547.