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  1

  2         An act relating to the Rainbow Lakes Estates

  3         Municipal Service District, an independent

  4         special district of the State of Florida in

  5         Marion and Levy Counties; codifying the

  6         district's charter, chapter 69-1298, Laws of

  7         Florida, as amended, pursuant to section

  8         189.429, Florida Statutes; providing

  9         legislative intent; amending, codifying, and

10         reenacting all special acts relating to the

11         Rainbow Lakes Estates Municipal Service

12         District as a single act; repealing all prior

13         special acts related to the Rainbow Lakes

14         Estates Municipal Service District; providing

15         an effective date.

16

17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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19         Section 1.  Pursuant to section 189.429, Florida

20  Statutes, this act constitutes the codification of all special

21  acts relating to the Rainbow Lakes Estates Municipal Service

22  District. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this

23  law to provide a single comprehensive special act charter for

24  the district, including all current legislative authority

25  granted to the district by its several legislative enactments

26  and any additional authority granted by this act. It is

27  further the intent of this act to preserve all district

28  authority.

29         Section 2.  Chapters 69-1298 and 97-375, Laws of

30  Florida, are codified, reenacted, amended, and repealed as

31  herein provided.


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  1         Section 3.  The charter for the Rainbow Lakes Estates

  2  Municipal Service District is re-created and reenacted to

  3  read:

  4         Section 1.  Creation and boundaries.--The creation of

  5  the Rainbow Lakes Estates Municipal Service District as an

  6  independent special district pursuant to chapter 69-1298, Laws

  7  of Florida, as amended, is ratified and confirmed and the

  8  lands lying within the area described as follows in Marion and

  9  Levy Counties, State of Florida, shall hereby constitute the

10  Rainbow Lakes Estates Municipal Service District:

11         All those certain lands lying and being situate in the

12  Counties of Marion and Levy, State of Florida, lying in

13  Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, Township 15 South, Range 17 East,

14  in Sections 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28,

15  29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, Township 15 South, Range 18

16  East and Sections 5 and 6, Township 16 South, Range 18 East

17  and being more fully and particularly described as follows:

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19         BEGINNING at the Northwest corner of Section 6,

20         Township 15 South, Range 18 East and run thence

21         along and with the North boundary of said

22         Section 6, N89°24'38"E a distance of 2556.10

23         feet to the North 1/4 corner of said Section 6;

24         thence along and with the East boundary of the

25         West half of said Section 6, S00°11'57"E a

26         distance of 530.09 feet to the South 1/4

27         section corner of said Section 6; thence along

28         and with the East boundary of the West half of

29         Section 7, Township 15 South, Range 18 East,

30         S00°11'51"W a distance of 2647.61 feet to the

31         Southwest corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section


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  1         7; thence along and with the North boundary of

  2         Section 7, N89°21'59"E a distance of 2591.91

  3         feet to the Northeast corner of SE 1/4 of

  4         Section 7; thence along and with the North

  5         boundary of the SW 1/4 of Section 8, Township

  6         15 South, Range 18 East, S89°55'14"E a distance

  7         of 2639.33 feet to the Northeast corner of the

  8         SW 1/4 of said Section 8; thence along and with

  9         the East boundary of said SW 1/4; S00°10'51"W a

10         distance of 2643.28 feet to the South 1/4

11         section corner of said Section 8; thence along

12         and with the South boundary of said Section 8,

13         S89°52'09"E a distance of 2658.52 feet to the

14         Southeast corner of said Section 8; thence

15         along and with the East boundary of Section 17,

16         Township 15 South, Range 18 East, S00°00'15"W a

17         distance of 5280.36 feet to the Southeast

18         corner of said Section 17; thence along and

19         with the North boundary of Section 21, Township

20         15 South, Range 18 East, S89°48'37"E a distance

21         of 2689.11 feet to the Northeast corner of the

22         NW 1/4 of said Section 21; thence along and

23         with the East boundary of said NW 1/4,

24         S00°21'50"W a distance of 2595.69 feet to the

25         Southeast corner of said NW 1/4; thence along

26         and with the North Boundary of the SE 1/4 of

27         said Section 21, S89°50'46"E a distance of

28         2651.46 feet to the West 1/4 Section corner of

29         Section 22, Township 15 South, Range 18 East;

30         thence along and with the West Boundary of said

31         Section 22, N00°08'20"E a distance of 2599.69


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  1         feet to the Northwest corner of said Section

  2         22; thence along and with the North boundary of

  3         the NW 1/4 of said Section 22, N89°52'38"E a

  4         distance of 1328.60 feet to the Northeast

  5         corner of the West 1/2 of said NW 1/4; thence

  6         along and with the East boundary of said West

  7         1/2 of the NW 1/4, S00°12'32"W a distance of

  8         2606.04 feet to the Southeast corner of said

  9         West 1/2 of the NW 1/4; thence along and with

10         the North boundary of the SW 1/4 of said

11         Section 22, S89°50'56"E a distance of 1325.37

12         feet to the Northeast corner of said SW 1/4;

13         thence along and with the East boundary of said

14         SW 1/4 S00°16'45"W a distance of 2647.64 feet

15         to the South 1/4 Section corner of said Section

16         22; thence along and with the South boundary of

17         said Section 22, N88°48'37"W a distance of

18         1322.36 feet to the Northeast corner of the

19         West 1/4 of Section 27, Township 15 South,

20         Range 18 East; thence along and with the East

21         boundary of the West 1/4 of said Section 27,

22         S00°07'07"W a distance of 3970.74 feet, thence

23         S89°39'48"E 3983.94 feet to the Northeast

24         corner of the South 1/4 of said Section 27;

25         thence along and with the North boundary of the

26         South half of the SW 1/4 of Section 26,

27         Township 15 South, Range 18 East, S89°58'12"E a

28         distance of 2645.64 feet to the Northeast

29         corner of said South half of SW 1/4; thence

30         along and with the East boundary of said South

31         half of the SW 1/4, S00°10'28"E 1321.12 feet to


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  1         the North 1/4 section corner of Section 35,

  2         Township 15 South, Range 18 East; thence along

  3         and with the North boundary of said Section 35,

  4         S89°36'30"E a distance of 2628.61 feet to the

  5         Northeast corner of said Section 35; thence

  6         along and with the West boundary of the South

  7         half of the SW 1/4 of Section 25, Township 15

  8         South, Range 18 East, N00°01'20"W a distance of

  9         1329.32 feet to the Northwest corner of the

10         South half of the SW 1/4 of said Section 25;

11         thence along and with the North boundary of

12         said South half of the SW 1/4, N89°50'57"E a

13         distance of 2660.96 feet to the Northeast

14         corner of the South half of the SW 1/4 of said

15         Section 25; thence along and with the East

16         boundary of said South half of the SW 1/4,

17         S00°19'30"W a distance of 1336.36 feet to the

18         South 1/4 section corner of said Section 35;

19         thence S00°32'00"E a distance of 360.91 feet;

20         thence S89°59'00"E a distance of 558.83 feet to

21         a point on the West right of way line of

22         Florida State Road No. 45 (U.S. Highway No.

23         41); thence along and with said right of way

24         line, S09°17'00"W a distance of 926.57 feet;

25         thence departing from said right of way line,

26         S89°58'00"W a distance of 400.85 feet to the

27         Southeast corner of the North half of the NW

28         1/4 of Section 36, Township 15 South, Range 18

29         East; thence along and with the South boundary

30         of said North half of the NW 1/4, S89°50'42"W a

31         distance of 2661.90 feet to the Southwest


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  1         corner of said North half of NW 1/4 of Section

  2         36; thence along the East boundary of Section

  3         35, Township 15 South, Range 18 East,

  4         S00°08'00"E a distance of 1302.61 feet to the

  5         East quarter section corner of said Section 35;

  6         thence along and with the East-West 1/4 section

  7         line of said Section 35, S89°47'40"W a distance

  8         of 5280.35 feet to the West 1/4 section corner

  9         of said Section 35; thence along and with the

10         East boundary of Section 34, Township 15 South,

11         Range 18 East, S00°03'00"E a distance of

12         3134.16 feet to the Southeast corner of said

13         Section 34; thence along and with the South

14         boundary of said Section 34, N89°02'07"W a

15         distance of 2650.44 feet to the South 1/4

16         section corner of said Section 34; thence

17         N89°01'48"W a distance of 2649.32 feet to the

18         Southwest corner of said Section 34; thence

19         along and with the South boundary of Section

20         33; Township 15 South, Range 18 East,

21         N89°26'31"W a distance of 2657.52 feet to the

22         South 1/4 section corner of said Section 33;

23         thence along and with said South boundary,

24         N89°24'58"W a distance of 2658.28 feet to the

25         Southwest corner of said Section 33; thence

26         along and with the South boundary of Section

27         32, Township 15 South, Range 18 East,

28         N89°45'12"W a distance of 2650.30 feet to the

29         South 1/4 section corner of said Section 32;

30         thence continuing along said South boundary,

31         N89°44'44"W a distance of 2343.81 feet to a


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  1         point in said South boundary; thence departing

  2         from said South boundary and entering Section

  3         5, Township 16 South, Range 18 East run due

  4         South a distance of 455.00 feet; thence

  5         N89°44'44"W a distance of 306.89 feet to a

  6         point in the East boundary of Section 6,

  7         Township 16 South, Range 18 East; thence

  8         entering said Section 6 run S89°44'07"W a

  9         distance of 760.11 feet; thence due North a

10         distance of 455.00 feet to a point in the South

11         boundary of Section 31, Township 15 South,

12         Range 18 East; thence along the South boundary

13         of said Section 31, S89°44'07"W, a distance of

14         1885.56 feet to the South 1/4 section corner of

15         said Section 31; thence along and with the West

16         boundary of the East half of said Section 31,

17         N00°17'06"W a distance of 5611.32 feet to the

18         North 1/4 section corner of said Section 31;

19         thence along and with the West boundary of the

20         SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 30, Township 15

21         South, Range 18 East, N00°58'34"E a distance of

22         1298.40 feet to the Northwest corner of said SW

23         1/4 of the SE 1/4; thence along and with the

24         North boundary of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4,

25         N89°31'42"E a distance of 1304.26 feet to the

26         Northeast corner of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4;

27         thence along and with the West boundary of the

28         East 1/4 of said Section 30, N00°32'15"E a

29         distance of 2618.29 feet to the Southeast

30         corner of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section

31         30; thence along and with the South boundary of


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  1         the NW 1/4 of said Section 30; thence along the

  2         South boundary of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of said

  3         Section 30, S88°25'58"W a distance of 1284.91

  4         feet to the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of

  5         NW 1/4 of said Section 30; thence along the

  6         South boundary of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of said

  7         Section 30, S89°39'23"W a distance of 1324.84

  8         feet to the Northeast corner of the SW 1/4 of

  9         the NW 1/4 of said Section 30; thence along and

10         with the East boundary of the SW 1/4 of the NW

11         1/4, S00°48'47"W a distance of 1310.37 feet to

12         the Southeast corner of said SW 1/4 of NW 1/4;

13         thence along and with the South boundary of

14         said SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, S89°01'07"W a distance

15         of 1321.41 feet to the West 1/4 section corner

16         of said Section 30; thence along and with the

17         West boundary of said Section 30, N00°39'00"E a

18         distance of 2650.09 feet to the Northwest

19         corner of said Section 30; thence along and

20         with the West boundary of Section 19, Township

21         15 South, Range 18 East, N00°16'24"E a distance

22         of 1324.20 feet to the Southeast corner of the

23         NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 15

24         South, Range 17 East; thence along and with the

25         South boundary of the North 3/4 of Section 24,

26         Township 15 South, Range 17 East, N89°46'40"W a

27         distance of 5322.30 feet to the Southwest

28         corner of said North 3/4; thence along and with

29         the West boundary of said Section 24,

30         N00°00'56"W a distance of 1326.27 feet to the

31         East 1/4 section corner of Section 23, Township


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  1         15 South, Range 17 East; thence along and with

  2         the South boundary of North 1/2 of said Section

  3         23, S89°09'25"W a distance of 2636.62 feet to a

  4         point in the East right of way line of a Levy

  5         County road; thence along and with said right

  6         of way line, N37°12'29"W a distance of 2149.11

  7         feet; thence continuing along said right of way

  8         line, N33°03'06"W a distance of 94.83 feet;

  9         thence departing from said right of way line

10         and running along with the West boundary of the

11         East 3/4 of the North 1/2 of said Section 23,

12         N01°09'53"E a distance of 953.69 feet to the

13         Northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of

14         said Section 23; thence along and with the

15         North boundary of said Section 23, S89°18'53"E

16         a distance of 1322.54 feet to the South 1/4

17         section corner of Section 14, Township 15

18         South, Range 17 East; thence along and with the

19         West boundary of the East 1/2 of said Section

20         14, N00°02'17"E a distance of 5325.47 feet to

21         the North 1/4 section corner of said Section

22         14; thence along and with the North boundary of

23         said Section 14, S89°41'00"E a distance of

24         2642.57 feet to the Northeast corner of said

25         Section 14; thence along the East boundary of

26         said Section 14, S00°00'42"W a distance of

27         2671.40 feet to the Northwest corner of the

28         West 3/4 of the South 1/2 of Section 13,

29         Township 15 South, Range 17 East; thence along

30         and with the North boundary of said West 3/4 of

31         South 1/2 of Section 13, S89°23'29"E a distance


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  1         of 4020.70 feet to the Northeast corner of the

  2         West 3/4 of the South 1/2 of Section 13; thence

  3         along and with the East boundary of said West

  4         3/4 of the South 1/2, S00°12'36"W a distance of

  5         2655.48 feet to the Southeast corner of said

  6         West 3/4 of the South 1/2; thence along and

  7         with the South boundary of said Section 13,

  8         S89°36'43"E a distance of 1337.12 feet to the

  9         Northeast corner of Section 24, Township 15

10         South, Range 17 East; thence along and with the

11         West boundary of Section 18, Township 15 South,

12         Range 18 East, N00°14'56"E a distance of

13         5299.43 feet to the Southwest corner of Section

14         7, Township 15 South, Range 18 East; thence

15         along and with the West boundary of said

16         Section 7, N00°17'26"E a distance of 2649.16

17         feet to the West 1/4 section corner of said

18         Section 7; thence continue along and with said

19         West boundary, N00°02'03"E a distance of

20         2650.95 feet to the Southwest corner of Section

21         6, Township 15 South, Range 18 East; thence

22         along and with the West boundary of said

23         Section 6, N00°22'30"E a distance of 2653.72

24         feet to the West 1/4 section corner of said

25         Section 6; thence continuing along and with the

26         said West boundary, N00°02'30"E a distance of

27         2654.32 feet to the Point of Beginning.

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29         Section 2.  The Board of County Commissioners of Marion

30  County, Florida, shall constitute the district board of said

31  municipal service district and shall constitute the governing


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  1  board of said district. Such district shall be a body

  2  corporate and politic, exercising essential governmental

  3  functions, and shall have the power to sue and be sued; to

  4  contract; to adopt and use a common seal and alter the same at

  5  pleasure; to purchase, hold, lease, or otherwise acquire and

  6  convey such real property and personal property and interest

  7  therein as may be necessary or proper to carry out the

  8  purposes of this law. The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Marion

  9  County, Florida, shall be the ex officio clerk and treasurer

10  of the district.

11         Section 3.  The district board of said district is

12  authorized and empowered:

13         (a)  To make rules and regulations for its own

14  government and proceedings and to adopt an official seal for

15  the district.

16         (b)  To employ engineers, attorneys, accountants,

17  financial or other experts, and such other agents and

18  employees as said district board may require or deem necessary

19  to effectuate the purposes of this law, or to contract for any

20  of such services.

21         (c)  To provide the following municipal services within

22  said district:

23         (1)  Road maintenance and lighting.

24         (2)  Maintenance and operation of all public lands and

25  all public civic and recreational facilities.

26         (3)  Law enforcement.

27         (4)  Fire protection.

28         (d)  To exercise zoning powers consistent with and for

29  the enforcement of existing deed restrictions and covenants

30  contained in or incorporated in conveyances of lots in the

31  subdivision of Rainbow Lakes Estates.


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  1         (e)  To provide for and regulate and control the

  2  furnishing of water, gas, electric, telephone, and other

  3  public utility services within said district, including the

  4  franchising and taxing of such services.

  5         (f)  To acquire in the name of the district by

  6  purchase, gift, or the exercise of the right of eminent domain

  7  such lands and right and interest therein, including lands

  8  under water and riparian rights, and to acquire such personal

  9  property as it may deem necessary in connection with the

10  furnishing of services authorized by this law and to hold and

11  dispose of all real and personal property under its control;

12  however, nothing herein contained shall authorize the power of

13  eminent domain to be exercised beyond the limits of the

14  district.

15         (g)  To restrain, enjoin, or otherwise prevent the

16  violation of this law or of any resolution, rule, or

17  regulation adopted pursuant to the powers granted by this law.

18         (h)  To join with any other district or districts,

19  cities, towns, counties, or other political subdivisions,

20  public agencies, or authorities in the exercise of common

21  powers.

22         (i)  To levy an ad valorem maintenance tax upon all

23  taxable real and personal property within said district not to

24  exceed 3 mills during any one year. Such maintenance tax shall

25  be levied and collected in the manner provided for the levy

26  and collection of county ad valorem taxes. The district board

27  shall certify each year to the tax collectors of Marion County

28  and Levy County, respectively, the millage levied as such

29  maintenance tax and said tax collectors shall be ex officio

30  tax collectors for the district, and such taxes shall be

31  levied and collected in the same manner as other general


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  1  county taxes. Taxes collected shall be remitted by said tax

  2  collectors to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Marion

  3  County, Florida, as ex officio clerk and treasurer of said

  4  district.

  5         (j)  To levy and assess special assessments to fund

  6  municipal services within said district. The district board

  7  shall certify each year to the tax collectors of Marion County

  8  and Levy County, respectively, a non-ad valorem assessment

  9  roll, and said tax collectors shall be ex officio tax

10  collectors for the district, and such special assessments

11  shall be levied and collected pursuant to general law. Special

12  assessments collected shall be remitted by said tax collectors

13  to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Marion County as ex

14  officio clerk and treasurer of said district.

15         (k)  To borrow money and issue bonds, certificates,

16  warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness.

17         Section 4.  The annual fiscal year for the operation of

18  said district shall run from October 1 of each year to

19  September 30 of the following year. The district board on or

20  before July 1 of each year shall hold a public hearing and

21  adopt a budget setting forth the amounts necessary for the

22  costs and expenses of furnishing the municipal services

23  authorized by this law, including the maintenance and upkeep

24  of the roads and facilities as authorized by this law, which

25  budget shall serve as a basis for the annual levying of the ad

26  valorem tax herein provided. All funds received from said ad

27  valorem taxes and from all other sources shall be deposited in

28  a special fund by the treasurer of the district and shall only

29  be expended pursuant to said budget and pursuant to the laws

30  of Florida regulating county budgets and the expenditure of

31  county funds.


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  1         Section 5.  The Board of County Commissioners of Levy

  2  County, Florida, is hereby authorized and empowered by

  3  resolution to delegate to and contract with the Board of

  4  County Commissioners of Marion County, Florida, for the

  5  administration of this law and the furnishing of the municipal

  6  services provided for in this law by the district and the

  7  district board to the area of said district lying within the

  8  boundaries of Levy County, Florida.

  9         Section 6.  The district board of said district shall

10  appoint an advisory committee consisting of seven registered

11  electors residing within said district, six of whom shall be

12  residents of Marion County, Florida, and one of whom shall be

13  a resident of Levy County, Florida, to serve for a term of 4

14  years or until their successors be appointed. Vacancies in

15  said committee due to death, disability, or removal of

16  residence from the district shall be filled by the district

17  board for the balance of the unexpired term of any member

18  dying, becoming disabled, or removing his or her residence

19  from the district.

20         Section 7.  In accordance with section 189.404(3),

21  Florida Statutes, the following subsections shall constitute

22  the minimum charter requirements of the Rainbow Lakes Estates

23  Municipal Service District:

24         (a)  The district is organized and exists for the

25  purposes set forth in this act and for the purpose of

26  providing municipal services within the boundaries of the

27  district as may be authorized by general law.

28         (b)  The powers, functions, and duties of the district

29  regarding ad valorem taxation, bond issuance, other

30  revenue-raising capabilities, budget preparation and approval,

31  liens and foreclosure of liens, use of tax deeds and tax


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  1  certificates as appropriate for non-ad valorem assessments,

  2  and contractual agreements shall be as set forth in chapters

  3  170, 189, 197, and 298, Florida Statutes, or any other

  4  applicable general or special law, as they may be amended from

  5  time to time.

  6         (c)  The district was created by a majority of the

  7  electors of the district voting in a special election held in

  8  November 1969, pursuant to chapter 69-1298, Laws of Florida.

  9         (d)  The district's charter may be amended only by

10  special act of the Legislature.

11         (e)  The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is

12  the governing board of the district. The membership and

13  organization of the governing board shall be as set forth in

14  this act and applicable general laws.

15         (f)  The compensation of board members shall be as

16  provided in this act and applicable general law.

17         (g)  The administrative duties of the board shall be as

18  set forth in this act and applicable general law.

19         (h)  Requirements for financial disclosure, noticing,

20  and reporting shall be as set forth in this act and applicable

21  general law.

22         (i)  The procedures and requirements governing the

23  issuance of bonds, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness

24  shall be as set forth in chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and

25  applicable general law.

26         (j)  District elections or referenda shall be conducted

27  as set forth in this act and applicable general law.

28         (k)  The district may be financed by any method set

29  forth in this act or applicable general law.

30         (l)  The district is authorized to levy ad valorem

31  taxes at a rate not to exceed 3 mills during any one year.


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  1         (m)  The method for collecting non-ad valorem

  2  assessments, fees, or service charges shall be as set forth in

  3  this act and applicable general law.

  4         (n)  The district's planning requirements shall be as

  5  set forth in chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and applicable

  6  general law.

  7         (o)  The geographic boundaries of the district shall be

  8  as set forth in section 1 of this charter.

  9         Section 4.  The provisions of this act shall be

10  liberally construed in order to effectively carry out the

11  purposes of this act in the interest of the public health,

12  welfare, and safety of the citizens served by the district.

13         Section 5.  If any section, subsection, sentence,

14  clause, or phrase of this act is held to be unconstitutional,

15  such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining

16  portions of the act, the Legislature hereby declaring that it

17  would have passed this act and each section, subsection,

18  sentence, clause, and phrase thereof, irrespective of any

19  other separate section, subsection, sentence, clause, or

20  phrase thereof, and irrespective of the fact that any one or

21  more other sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or

22  phrases thereof may be declared unconstitutional.

23         Section 6.  Chapters 69-1298 and 97-375, Laws of

24  Florida, are repealed.

25         Section 7.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

26  law.

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