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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XIV
Chapter 216
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F.S. 216.0153
216.0153 Comprehensive state-owned real property system.Whereas, the Legislature finds that it is in the best interest of the state to identify surplus property and dispose of such property owned by the state that is unnecessary to achieving the state‚Äôs responsibilities, that may cost more to maintain than the revenue generated, that does not serve any public purpose, or from which the state may derive a substantially similar public purpose under private ownership.
(1) The Department of Environmental Protection shall create, administer, and maintain a comprehensive system for all state lands and real property leased, owned, rented, and otherwise occupied or maintained by any state agency, by the judicial branch, and by any water management district. The comprehensive state-owned real property system shall allow the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to perform its statutory responsibilities and the Division of State Lands in the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct strategic analyses and prepare annual valuation and disposition analyses and recommendations for all state real property assets.
(a) The comprehensive state-owned real property system must contain a database that includes an accurate inventory of all real property that is leased, owned, rented, occupied, or managed by the state, the judicial branch, or the water management districts.
(b) The Division of State Lands in the Department of Environmental Protection shall be the statewide custodian of the real property information and shall be accountable for its accuracy.
(c) All state agencies and water management districts shall enter required real property information in the comprehensive system according to standards published by the Division of State Lands.
(2) The comprehensive state-owned real property system must accomplish the following objectives:
(a) Eliminate the need for redundant state real property information collection processes and state agency information systems.
(b) Reduce the need to lease or acquire additional real property as a result of an annual surplus valuation, utilization, and disposition analysis.
(c) Enable regional planning as a tool for cost-effective buy, sell, and lease decisions.
(d) Increase state revenues and maximize operational efficiencies by annually identifying those state-owned real properties that are the best candidates for surplus or disposition.
(e) Ensure all state real property is identified by collaborating and integrating with the Department of Revenue data as submitted by the county property appraisers.
(f) Implement required functionality and processes for state agencies to electronically submit all applicable real property information using a web browser application.
(3) By October 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Division of State Lands in the Department of Environmental Protection shall submit to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a report that lists the state-owned real property recommended for disposition, including a report by the Department of Management Services of surplus buildings recommended for disposition. The report shall include specific information that documents the valuation and analysis process used to identify the specific state-owned real property recommended for disposition. 5, 10, ch. 2010-280; SJR 8-A, 2010 Special Session A.