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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXVIII
NATURAL RESOURCES; CONSERVATION, RECLAMATION, AND USE
Chapter 380
LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT
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F.S. 380.510
380.510 Conditions of grants and loans.
(1) The trust may seek repayment of funds loaned pursuant to this part on terms and conditions as it deems appropriate to carry out the provisions of this part.
(2) Trust loan applications may include a requirement that the loan include all reasonable and necessary administrative costs that the trust incurs in processing and administering the loan application.
(3) In the case of a grant or loan for land acquisition, agreements shall provide all of the following:
(a) The trust shall approve the terms under which the interest in land is acquired.
(b) The transfer of land acquired with a trust grant or loan shall be subject to the approval of the trust, and the trust shall enter into a new agreement with the transferee, containing such covenants, reverter clauses, or other restrictions as are sufficient to protect the interest of the people of Florida.
(c) The interest in land acquired with a loan or grant from the trust may not serve as security for any debt the grantee or borrower incurs unless the trust approves the transaction.
(d) If any essential term or condition of a grant or loan is violated, title to all interest in real property acquired with state funds shall be conveyed or revert to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. The trust shall treat such property in accordance with s. 380.508(4)(f).
(e) If the existence of a nonprofit organization or local government terminates for any reason, title to all interest in real property it has acquired with state funds shall be conveyed or revert to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, unless the trust negotiates an agreement with another local government or nonprofit organization which agrees to accept title to all interest in and to manage the property.

Any deed or other instrument of conveyance whereby a nonprofit organization or local government acquires real property under this section shall set forth the interest of the state. The trust shall keep at least one copy of any such instrument and shall provide at least one copy to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.

(4) The trust shall require in a grant or loan agreement terms sufficient to protect the public interest in any improvement or development constructed under a grant or loan to a nonprofit organization or local government. The agreement shall describe with particularity any real property which is subject to the agreement, and the trust shall record the agreement in the county in which the real property is located.
(5) Any funds the trust collects from a nonprofit organization or local government under a grant or loan agreement shall be deposited into the Internal Improvement Trust Fund within the Department of Environmental Protection.
(6) Funds the trust loans for land acquisition may, in part, be used to pay reasonable real estate commission fees.
(7) Any funds received by the trust pursuant to s. 259.105(3)(c) or s. 375.041 shall be held separate and apart from any other funds held by the trust and used for the land acquisition purposes of this part.
(a) The administration and use of Florida Forever funds are subject to such terms and conditions imposed thereon by the agency of the state responsible for the bonds, the proceeds of which are deposited into the Florida Forever Trust Fund, including restrictions imposed to ensure that the interest on any such bonds issued by the state as tax-exempt bonds is not included in the gross income of the holders of such bonds for federal income tax purposes.
(b) All deeds or leases with respect to any real property acquired with funds received by the trust from the former Preservation 2000 Trust Fund, the Florida Forever Trust Fund, or the Land Acquisition Trust Fund must contain such covenants and restrictions as are sufficient to ensure that the use of such real property at all times complies with s. 375.051 and s. 9, Art. XII of the State Constitution. Each deed or lease with respect to any real property acquired with funds received by the trust from the Florida Forever Trust Fund before July 1, 2015, must contain covenants and restrictions sufficient to ensure that the use of such real property at all times complies with s. 11(e), Art. VII of the State Constitution. Each deed or lease with respect to any real property acquired with funds received by the trust from the Florida Forever Trust Fund after July 1, 2015, must contain covenants and restrictions sufficient to ensure that the use of such real property at all times complies with s. 28, Art. X of the State Constitution. Each deed or lease must contain a reversion, conveyance, or termination clause that vests title in the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund if any of the covenants or restrictions are violated by the titleholder or leaseholder or by some third party with the knowledge of the titleholder or leaseholder.
History.s. 28, ch. 89-175; s. 2, ch. 90-192; s. 20, ch. 90-217; s. 13, ch. 91-192; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 70, ch. 93-206; s. 647, ch. 95-148; s. 22, ch. 96-389; s. 47, ch. 99-247; s. 22, ch. 2000-170; s. 141, ch. 2001-266; s. 44, ch. 2009-21; s. 67, ch. 2015-229; s. 41, ch. 2016-10.