MEMORANDUM. Mayor and Town Commission. Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney. SUBJECT: Rezoning Referendum. DATE: July 15, 2013

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "MEMORANDUM. Mayor and Town Commission. Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney. SUBJECT: Rezoning Referendum. DATE: July 15, 2013"

Transcription

1 MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: Mayor and Town Commission Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney SUBJECT: Rezoning Referendum DATE: July 15, 2013 Recently, I have received several questions from Commissioners and Members of the P&Z Board with regard to the changes to state law and how that affects the referendum provision for rezonings set forth in the Town Charter. 1 The Town Manager has asked that I research this issue and report to you, especially given that the owner of the Osceola Building has indicated an interest in seeking a rezoning of his building. 2 In short, it is my opinion, as a result of changes to state law adopted in 2013, that for the time being referenda for rezonings are not permitted by Florida law. BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS: In 2005 the electorate approved Section 6.06 amending the Town Charter. In 2011, a further amendment was approved to preserve to the extent legally possible the people s right to approve a change in rezoning designations of property. The 2011 amendment was adopted based on a change in Florida law limiting citizen referenda on zoning matters. The Charter currently states: Sec REZONING APPROVAL. No rezoning of one single parcel of property or group of parcels of properties shall be effective that changes the zoning district classification from one zoning district to another zoning district until the rezoning proposal shall be approved by a majority of the Town electorate voting in a general or special election. The foregoing requirement to submit a rezoning proposal to the Town electorate shall only be effective if the Town Commission first certifies that submitting the rezoning proposal to the Town electorate is not prohibited by Florida , Charter of the Town of Melbourne Beach, Fla. Kim Rezanka. 2 This has been reported by the Osceola Building s attorney,

2 Page 2 law. Prior to any proposal being placed on the ballot, to the extent required by law the Town government shall make a determination whether the proposed rezoning is consistent with the Town's comprehensive plan. This provision shall apply regardless of whether the rezoning proposal is initiated by a property owner, member of the general public, the Town, or other person, natural, corporate, or otherwise. (emphasis supplied). During the 2011 legislative session Section (8), Florida Statutes, was amended to limit the ability of local governments to have citizen referenda with regard to development proposals, comprehensive plan changes, and rezonings. Since 2011, Section (8), Florida Statutes, has been amended four times, 3 the latest amendment being in The latest version of the statute is a substantial change from what previously existed. The key language is underlined. To understand the scope of the amendment, you will need to understand what the definition of a development order and a development permit is. Those definitions are set forth below following the new language set forth in Section (8), Florida Statutes Scope of act. * * * (8)(a) An initiative or referendum process in regard to any development order is prohibited. (b) An initiative or referendum process in regard to any local comprehensive plan amendment or map amendment is prohibited. However, an initiative or referendum process in regard to any local comprehensive plan amendment or map amendment is allowed if it affects more than five parcels of land and is expressly authorized by specific language in a local government charter that was lawful and in effect on June 1, 2011; a general local government charter provision for an initiative or referendum process is not sufficient. 3 See 7, Chap , 1, Chap , 1, Chap , and 3, Chap , Laws of Fla.

3 Page 3 (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that initiative and referendum be prohibited in regard to any development order. It is the intent of the Legislature that initiative and referendum be prohibited in regard to any local comprehensive plan amendment or map amendment, except as specifically and narrowly permitted in paragraph (b) with regard to local comprehensive plan amendments that affect more than five parcels of land or map amendments that affect more than five parcels of land. Therefore, the prohibition on initiative and referendum stated in paragraphs (a) and (b) is remedial in nature and applies retroactively to any initiative or referendum process commenced after June 1, 2011, and any such initiative or referendum process that has been commenced or completed thereafter is hereby deemed null and void and of no legal force and effect. (emphasis supplied) Community Planning Act; definitions. As used in this act: * * * (15) Development order means any order granting, denying, or granting with conditions an application for a development permit. (16) Development permit includes any building permit, zoning permit, subdivision approval, rezoning, certification, special exception, variance, or any other official action of local government having the effect of permitting the development of land. (emphasis supplied). It should be clear that the [a]n initiative or referendum process in regard to any development order is prohibited. A development order includes a rezoning. Thus, the zoning referendum requirement of Section 6.06 is currently ineffective. You may be interested in knowing what has started these legislative amendments. Opposition to development projects and changes in comprehensive plans in St. Petersburg Beach and Yankeetown 4 were substantial causes. 5 North of Tampa. 4 Yankeetown is a small municipality on Levy County on the West coast about 70 miles 5 See Florida House of Representatives Final Bill Analysis, Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee, CS/HB-7019 at p.4 (2013 Sess.).

4 Page 4 An excerpt from the Final Bill Analysis of the Florida House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee with regard to the CS/HB-7019 from the 2013 Session is set forth below. It gives a good historical summary. In 2006, voters in St. Pete Beach amended the city s charter to require voter referendums on all future changes to comprehensive plans, redevelopment plans, and building height regulations. 6 This process, often called Hometown Democracy, caused delay in the local development process. 7 In November 2010, Florida voters decided against implementing Hometown Democracy statewide with a 67.1 percent no vote on Amendment 4. 8 Shortly thereafter, in March 2011, voters in St. Pete Beach repealed the town s Hometown Democracy provisions by percent. 9 The 2011 Legislature passed HB 7207, known as the Community Planning Act. The bill prohibited local governments from adopting initiative or referendum processes for any development orders, comprehensive plan amendments, or map amendments. 10 At the time, very few local governments had a land use referendum or initiative process in place. 11 One of these affected governments, the 6 Is St. Pete Beach a Valid Case Study for Amendment 4? St. Petersburg Times, March 19, Retrieved from: (2/25/13). 7 Id. 8 See, November 2, 2010 General Election Official Results provided by the Florida Department of State. Retrieved from: https://doe.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/index.asp?election Date=11/2/2010&DATAMODE= (2/26/13). 9 See, 2011 Municipal Election Results provided by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. Retrieved from: (2/26/13). 10 See, The Community Planning Act, s.7, ch , L.O.F., 2011 CS/HB Yankeetown. 11 Longboat Key, Key West, Miami Beach, and the Town of

5 Page 5 Town of Yankeetown (Yankeetown), had a charter provision which specifically authorized a referendum vote on comprehensive plan amendments affecting more than five parcels of land. 12 Following the enactment of HB 7207 (2011), Yankeetown filed a complaint in the Leon County Circuit Court against the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), now the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), stating its desire to maintain its charter provision. 13 In September 2011, DCA and Yankeetown reached a proposed settlement agreement contingent upon the Legislature passing, and the Governor signing into law, a proposed amendment to the Community Planning Act. 14 The resulting bill, CH/HB 7081 (2012), was designed to allow charter provisions like that of Yankeetown to remain valid. The bill was intended to have a limited impact, protecting only those local government charter provisions that: 1) were in effect as of June 1, 2011, and 2) authorized an initiative or referendum process for development orders, comprehensive plan amendments, or map amendments. 15 The Legislature passed the bill on March 7, 2012, and the Governor signed CS/HB 7081 (2012) into law on April 6, CS/HB 7081 (2012) left open the possibility for an interpretation that allowed all referendum or initiative provisions in effect as of June 1, 2011, not merely those specifically for 12 See, Town of Yankeetown, FL v. Dep t of Econ. Opportunity, et. al., No CA (Fla. 2d Cir. Ct. 2011), Town of Yankeetown's Amended Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, p. 3 (Aug. 9, 2011). 13 Id. The complaint alleged that ch , L.O.F., violated the single subject provision in s. 6, Art. III, State Constitution, and that it was read by a misleading, inaccurate title. Yankeetown also alleged that the law contained unconstitutionally vague terms and contained an unlawful delegation of legislative authority. The city of St. Pete Beach also filed a motion to intervene as a defendant in the case, on the same side as the state. 14 Settlement Letter between the Department of Community Affairs and St. Pete Beach and Yankeetown, Re: Case No CA (9/28/2011). 15 Section 1, ch , L.O.F.

6 Page 6 development orders, comprehensive plan amendments, or map amendments. In October 2012, the Palm Beach County Circuit Court ruled that CS/HB 7081 (2012) extended the exception to all local government general referendum or initiative charter provisions in effect as of June 1, The court held that such a general provision encompassed specific land amendments, such as development orders and comprehensive map amendments, despite the charter language not specifically authorizing either. This broad interpretation is contrary to the intent of the 2011 and 2012 legislation, which sought to restrict these voting mechanisms. pc: Members of the Planning & Zoning Board 16 City of Boca Raton v. Kennedy, et. al., No CA MB (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct. 2012), Order denying plaintiff, City of Boca Raton s and Intervener/Co-Plaintiff, Archstone Palmetto Park, LLC s Motions for Summary Judgment and Granting Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment. J. Chernow Brown, Oct. 16, 2012.

CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Clerk Buddy Irby (Alachua) Clerk Bob Inzer (Leon) Clerk Barry Baker, (Suwannee) Susan Churuti, Esq. (Bryant Miller Olive)

CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Clerk Buddy Irby (Alachua) Clerk Bob Inzer (Leon) Clerk Barry Baker, (Suwannee) Susan Churuti, Esq. (Bryant Miller Olive) CHARTER GOVERNMENT Clerk Buddy Irby (Alachua) Clerk Bob Inzer (Leon) Clerk Barry Baker, (Suwannee) Susan Churuti, Esq. (Bryant Miller Olive) The Florida Constitution In 1821 Andrew Jackson issues first

More information

against the City of Miami, a municipality of the State of Florida, and Penelope Townsley, the INTRODUCTION

against the City of Miami, a municipality of the State of Florida, and Penelope Townsley, the INTRODUCTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 11 TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION GRACIELA SOLARES, CASE NO. 13-33479 CA 09 vs. Plaintiff CITY OF MIAMI, a Florida

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT I.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT I. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION JANICE LEE, ) ) Case No. Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) BETHESDA HOSPITAL, INC. ) ) Defendant. ) ) COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

More information

Oregon Constitution Article IV Section 1. Legislative power; initiative and referendum.

Oregon Constitution Article IV Section 1. Legislative power; initiative and referendum. Oregon Constitution Article IV Section 1. Legislative power; initiative and referendum. (1) The legislative power of the state, except for the initiative and referendum powers reserved to the people, is

More information

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Case No. SC05-1150

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Case No. SC05-1150 SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Case No. SC05-1150 In Re: Petition to Amend Rule Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B) of the Rules of Professional Conduct / as follows: RESPONSE OF HARRY A. SHEVIN, ESQUIRE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION

More information

CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS PART A - CHARTER LAWS CHARTER OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA ARTICLE 5. - THE COUNCIL

CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS PART A - CHARTER LAWS CHARTER OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA ARTICLE 5. - THE COUNCIL CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS PART A - CHARTER LAWS CHARTER OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA ARTICLE 5. - THE COUNCIL Section 5.01. - Council membership, residence areas and districts. The council shall

More information

INITIATIVE CHARTER AMENDMENT PETITION REQUIREMENTS & POLICIES CAUTION

INITIATIVE CHARTER AMENDMENT PETITION REQUIREMENTS & POLICIES CAUTION INITIATIVE CHARTER AMENDMENT PETITION REQUIREMENTS & POLICIES 1. Guideline for Filing 2. Berkeley Charter Article XIII, Section 92 3. State Elections Code Provisions 4. State Government Code Provisions

More information

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. - CIV - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) CITY OF BOCA RATON, ) ) Defendant. ) ) COMPLAINT 1. This action

More information

Home Rule Charter. Approved by Hillsborough County Voters September 1983. Amended by Hillsborough County Voters November 2002, 2004, and 2012

Home Rule Charter. Approved by Hillsborough County Voters September 1983. Amended by Hillsborough County Voters November 2002, 2004, and 2012 Home Rule Charter Approved by Hillsborough County Voters September 1983 Amended by Hillsborough County Voters November 2002, 2004, and 2012 Preamble We, the people of Hillsborough County, Florida, in order

More information

*Local Law Filing New York State Department of State 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231 (Use this form to file a local law with the Secretary of State.) Text of law should be given as amended. Do not include

More information

STATE OF WASHINGTON KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. Defendants, through undersigned counsel, admit, deny, and allege as follows with

STATE OF WASHINGTON KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. Defendants, through undersigned counsel, admit, deny, and allege as follows with HONORABLE BRUCE HELLER 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 LEAGUE OF EDUCATION VOTERS, et al. v. STATE OF WASHINGTON KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT Plaintiffs, STATE OF WASHINGTON, et al. Defendants. NO. --1- SEA Defendants,

More information

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 40 STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 214th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 40 STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 214th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 0 STATE OF NEW JERSEY th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 0 SESSION Sponsored by: Assemblywoman AMY H. HANDLIN District (Middlesex and Monmouth) SYNOPSIS

More information

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT July Term 2014

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT July Term 2014 DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT July Term 2014 WE HELP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a Florida non-profit corporation, Appellant, v. CIRAS, LLC, an Ohio limited liability

More information

CHAPTER 2015-227. Senate Bill No. 2512-A

CHAPTER 2015-227. Senate Bill No. 2512-A CHAPTER 2015-227 Senate Bill No. 2512-A An act relating to employer contributions to fund retiree benefits; amending ss. 112.363, 121.052, 121.055, and 121.071, F.S.; revising the employer contribution

More information

The Hancock Amendment: Missouri s Tax Limitation Measure

The Hancock Amendment: Missouri s Tax Limitation Measure Missouri Legislative Academy The Hancock Amendment: Missouri s Tax Limitation Measure Russ Hembree Report 49-2004 December 2004 The Missouri Legislative Academy is a public service sponsored by the University

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMMUNITION, LLC, WRIT NO.: 11-70

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMMUNITION, LLC, WRIT NO.: 11-70 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA SUE CROSBY and BLOODHOUND CASE NO.: 2011-CA-11005-O AMMUNITION, LLC, WRIT NO.: 11-70 v. Petitioners, ORANGE COUNTY,

More information

2015 -- H 5815 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D

2015 -- H 5815 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D LC000 01 -- H 1 S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 01 A N A C T RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES Introduced By: Representatives Morin, Marcello,

More information

Kenney Shipley, Executive Director Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association

Kenney Shipley, Executive Director Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association 225 SOUTH ADAMS STREET SUITE 250 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 850.222.7718 MAIN 850.222.8222 FAX M E M O R A N D U M TO: Kenney Shipley, Executive Director Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation

More information

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 39 STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 217th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 39 STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 217th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. STATE OF NEW JERSEY th LEGISLATURE PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 0 SESSION Sponsored by: Assemblywoman AMY H. HANDLIN District (Monmouth) SYNOPSIS Amends Constitution

More information

January 20, 1998 Charter restriction on height to 85 feet above mean sea level-- passed by 85%.

January 20, 1998 Charter restriction on height to 85 feet above mean sea level-- passed by 85%. Legal Requirements and Procedure as to Variances for Height or Density Beyond Charter Imposed Limits; Charter Provisions as to Disaster and Non-Casualty Build-Back; Identifying Conflicts, Inconsistencies

More information

Case 1:14-cv LY Document 1 Filed 04/21/14 Page 1 of 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Case 1:14-cv LY Document 1 Filed 04/21/14 Page 1 of 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS Case 1:14-cv-00335-LY Document 1 Filed 04/21/14 Page 1 of 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SUE EVENWEL; EDWARD PFENNINGER, Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-335

More information

Case No. 80,158 THOMAS J. WILKES. Orange County Attorney Florida Bar No. 261734. and KAYE COLLIE. Assistant County Attorney. Florida Bar No.

Case No. 80,158 THOMAS J. WILKES. Orange County Attorney Florida Bar No. 261734. and KAYE COLLIE. Assistant County Attorney. Florida Bar No. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Case No. 80,158 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HERNANDO COUNTY, etc., et al. VS. Petitioner, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, Respondent. 22 1993 CLERK, SUPREME COURT.

More information

LEGISLATIVE GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA ELECTION LAWS

LEGISLATIVE GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA ELECTION LAWS LEGISLATIVE GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA ELECTION LAWS 2015 SUMMARY OF ELECTION RELATED LEGISLATION California Association of Clerks and Election Officials LEGISLATIVE GUIDE TO ELECTION LAWS 2015 Summary of Election

More information

Get familiar: Proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot

Get familiar: Proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot Get familiar: Proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot Before heading to the polls Nov. 6, residents will have to know more than whom they're voting for in the presidential election. In

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROGRESSIVE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, CASE NO.: 2014-CV-000079-A-O Lower Case No.: 2012-SC-002127-O Appellant, v.

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9 th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9 th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9 th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA DEAN KUMANCHIK, vs. Plaintiff, Case No.: UNIVERSAL CITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LTD d/b/a UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, a Florida

More information

Case 3:05-cv-07309-JGC Document 170 Filed 10/26/2005 Page 1 of 7

Case 3:05-cv-07309-JGC Document 170 Filed 10/26/2005 Page 1 of 7 Case 3:05-cv-07309-JGC Document 170 Filed 10/26/2005 Page 1 of 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION ) LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ) OF OHIO, et al., ) Plaintiffs,

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ALASKA

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ALASKA Thomas R. Wickwire, Lawyer 2775 Hanson Road, Suite 1 Fairbanks, AK 99709-3940 Phone: 907-474-0068 Fax: 907-474-0069 e-mail: tom@twickwire.com Attorney for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT

More information

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. SC02-152 KEVIN M. STEELE, Petitioner, vs. SUSAN B. KINSEY and UNITED AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondents.

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. SC02-152 KEVIN M. STEELE, Petitioner, vs. SUSAN B. KINSEY and UNITED AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondents. SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. SC02-152 KEVIN M. STEELE, Petitioner, vs. SUSAN B. KINSEY and UNITED AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondents. On Review from the Second District Court of Appeal, Case

More information

WHEREAS, today, CMA is an internationally respected center for animal care,

WHEREAS, today, CMA is an internationally respected center for animal care, ORDINANCE NO. 8418-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, CALLING FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013; SUBMITTING TO THE CITY ELECTORS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CLEARWATER

More information

Washington Survey of 500 Likely Voters Conducted September 23-24, 2015 By Pulse Opinion Research

Washington Survey of 500 Likely Voters Conducted September 23-24, 2015 By Pulse Opinion Research Washington Survey of 500 Likely Voters Conducted September 23-24, 2015 By Pulse Opinion Research 1* Several statewide measures will likely be on the ballot soon. We'd like to ask if you support them or

More information

State of New Jersey LAW ENFORCEMENT DIRECTIVE FORMAL OPINION TO: Elie Honig, Director New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

State of New Jersey LAW ENFORCEMENT DIRECTIVE FORMAL OPINION TO: Elie Honig, Director New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice CHRIS CHR1S'I'IE Governor KIM GUADAGNO Lieutenan! Governor State of New Jersey OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY PO Box 080 'RtEtai'ON, NJ 08625-0080.TORN.T. HOFFMAN Acting

More information

FLORIDA S VALUED POLICY LAW: DOES A HOMEOWNERS POLICY COVER EXCLUDED PERILS? Travis Miller, Esq. (850) 425-6654

FLORIDA S VALUED POLICY LAW: DOES A HOMEOWNERS POLICY COVER EXCLUDED PERILS? Travis Miller, Esq. (850) 425-6654 FLORIDA S VALUED POLICY LAW: DOES A HOMEOWNERS POLICY COVER EXCLUDED PERILS? Travis Miller, Esq. (850) 425-6654 One of the enjoyable aspects of an insurance regulatory practice is the complexity of the

More information

HOW TO DO A CITY REFERENDUM

HOW TO DO A CITY REFERENDUM HOW TO DO A CITY REFERENDUM A Guide to Placing a City Referendum on the Ballot MARK A. LUNN Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters Ventura County Elections Division 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009-1200

More information

First Regular Session Seventieth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED SENATE SPONSORSHIP

First Regular Session Seventieth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED SENATE SPONSORSHIP First Regular Session Seventieth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED LLS NO. 1-0.01 Ed DeCecco x1 HOUSE BILL 1- HOUSE SPONSORSHIP Kagan, (None), SENATE SPONSORSHIP House Committees Finance Appropriations

More information

Case 8:12-cv-01398-MSS-TBM Document 28 Filed 05/29/13 Page 1 of 9 PageID 440 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION

Case 8:12-cv-01398-MSS-TBM Document 28 Filed 05/29/13 Page 1 of 9 PageID 440 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION Case 8:12-cv-01398-MSS-TBM Document 28 Filed 05/29/13 Page 1 of 9 PageID 440 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM, and BARRY CUNNINGHAM, Plaintiffs,

More information

First Regular Session Sixty-ninth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED SENATE SPONSORSHIP

First Regular Session Sixty-ninth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED SENATE SPONSORSHIP First Regular Session Sixty-ninth General Assembly STATE OF COLORADO INTRODUCED LLS NO. 1-00.0 Chuck Brackney x HOUSE BILL 1- HOUSE SPONSORSHIP Holbert, Jahn, SENATE SPONSORSHIP House Committees Judiciary

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA APPELLATE DIVISION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA APPELLATE DIVISION County Civil Court: INSURANCE Personal Injury Protection A sedan-type police vehicle, used primarily for business purposes, is considered a private passenger motor vehicle under Florida s PIP statute.

More information

City of Eugene Initiative Process

City of Eugene Initiative Process City of Eugene Initiative Process This is a summary of the process for filing an Initiative Petition with the City of Eugene. For additional information, please contact City Recorder, Beth Forrest at 541

More information

NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED

NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT LOUIS A. FIORE and JEAN H. FIORE, Appellants, v. Case No. 2D14-1872

More information

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS AND ADVICE

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS AND ADVICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS AND ADVICE 200 Saint Paul Place Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 576-6356 (410) 576-7036 e-mail: mdavis@oag.state.md.us M E M O R A N D U M December 18, 2006 TO:

More information

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES SUMMARY FINAL ORDER

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES SUMMARY FINAL ORDER STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES IN RE: PETITION FOR BINDING ARBITRATION - HOA Seahawk At Aquarina Homeowners

More information

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FINAL BILL ANALYSIS SUMMARY ANALYSIS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FINAL BILL ANALYSIS SUMMARY ANALYSIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FINAL BILL ANALYSIS BILL #: CS/CS/CS/HB 531 FINAL HOUSE FLOOR ACTION: SPONSOR(S): COMPANION BILLS: Judiciary Committee; Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; Civil Justice

More information

Third District Court of Appeal State of Florida, July Term, A.D. 2012

Third District Court of Appeal State of Florida, July Term, A.D. 2012 Third District Court of Appeal State of Florida, July Term, A.D. 2012 Opinion filed September 19, 2012. Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing. No. 3D12-353 Lower Tribunal No.

More information

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF. 1) Insurance & Banking Subcommittee 13 Y, 0 N, As CS Cooper Cooper

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF. 1) Insurance & Banking Subcommittee 13 Y, 0 N, As CS Cooper Cooper HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STAFF ANALYSIS BILL #: CS/HB 1227 Surplus Lines Insurance SPONSOR(S): Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, Hager TIED BILLS: IDEN./SIM. BILLS: SB 1816 REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF

More information

STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF WAYNE

STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF WAYNE ANGELA STEFFKE, REBECCA METZ, and NANCY RHATIGAN, individuals, STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF WAYNE -v- Plaintiffs, Case No. Hon. - CK TAYLOR FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFT 1085,

More information

CITY OF FORT MYERS, ET AL., v. HEITMAN, ET AL., 4 So.2d 871, 148 Fla. 432, 1941 Fla.SCt 439. CITY OF FORT MYERS, a Municipal Corporation, et al.

CITY OF FORT MYERS, ET AL., v. HEITMAN, ET AL., 4 So.2d 871, 148 Fla. 432, 1941 Fla.SCt 439. CITY OF FORT MYERS, a Municipal Corporation, et al. CITY OF FORT MYERS, ET AL., v. HEITMAN, ET AL., 4 So.2d 871, 148 Fla. 432, 1941 Fla.SCt 439 CITY OF FORT MYERS, a Municipal Corporation, et al. v. FLORIDA HEITMAN, a widow, et al. Supreme Court of Florida

More information

COMPLAINT. Now come Plaintiffs, personal care attendants, consumers, surrogates,

COMPLAINT. Now come Plaintiffs, personal care attendants, consumers, surrogates, DOCKET NO. SUPERIOR COURT Catherine D. Ludlum, : Amber L. Michaud, : The Connecticut Association of Personal : SUPERIOR COURT Assistance, Inc., : Senator Joseph Markley, : State Representative Robert C.

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, vs. Plaintiff(s),, Defendant(s) / MOTION TO ABATE CASE NO. COME(S) NOW, Defendant(s),, by and through (its/their) undersigned counsel,

More information

143-318.9. Public policy. 143-318.10. All official meetings of public bodies open to the public.

143-318.9. Public policy. 143-318.10. All official meetings of public bodies open to the public. Article 33C. Meetings of Public Bodies. 143-318.9. Public policy. Whereas the public bodies that administer the legislative, policy-making, quasi-judicial, administrative, and advisory functions of North

More information

William Penn established Pennsylvania s units of local government when he owned all the

William Penn established Pennsylvania s units of local government when he owned all the Pennsylvania Municipalities: In a Class by T hemselves Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Township News magazine William Penn established Pennsylvania s units of local government when he owned all the land that

More information

PRUDENTIAL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY,

PRUDENTIAL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, CASE NUMBER 73,50 Plaintiff, Petitioner, PRUDENTIAL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant, Respondent. I.. ON DISCRETIONARY REVIEW FROM THE DECISION OF THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT MYERS DIVISION. Case No. 2:12-cv-45-FtM-29SPC OPINION AND ORDER

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT MYERS DIVISION. Case No. 2:12-cv-45-FtM-29SPC OPINION AND ORDER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT MYERS DIVISION SOUTH BAY PLANTATION CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a not for profit corporation also known as SOUTH BAY PLANTATION ASSOCIATES,

More information

COURT OF APPEALS DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT

COURT OF APPEALS DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT [Cite as NorthStar Land, L.L.C. v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, 2003-Ohio-5766.] NORTHSTAR LAND LLC -vs- Plaintiff-Appellant COURT OF APPEALS DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT DELAWARE

More information

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI. ) Case No CC Defendants. )

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI. ) Case No CC Defendants. ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI City of Springfield, Missouri, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. Sheriff James Arnott, Robert Cirtin, ) Roseann Bentley, Harold Bengsch, ) ) ) Defendants. ) ) Case

More information

Initiative and Referendum Guide. for Washington Cities and Charter Counties

Initiative and Referendum Guide. for Washington Cities and Charter Counties Initiative and Referendum Guide for Washington Cities and Charter Counties Please note, our publications are updated frequently. To ensure you have the most accurate information, download the latest version

More information

How to do a City Referendum

How to do a City Referendum How to do a City Referendum A Guide to Placing a City Referendum on the Ballot PREPARED BY: THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ CITY CLERK S DIVISION Bren Lehr, City Clerk Administrator / Elections Official 809 Center

More information

Shade Meetings in Florida. Susan H. Churuti Bryant Miller Olive One Tampa City Center, Suite 2700 Tampa, FL

Shade Meetings in Florida. Susan H. Churuti Bryant Miller Olive One Tampa City Center, Suite 2700 Tampa, FL Shade Meetings in Florida Susan H. Churuti Bryant Miller Olive One Tampa City Center, Suite 2700 Tampa, FL 33602 schuruti@bmolaw.com 813 273 6677 Elizabeth W. Neiberger Bryant Miller Olive 101 North Monroe

More information

County Ballot Issues General Election November 4. Alachua County. Brevard County

County Ballot Issues General Election November 4. Alachua County. Brevard County Moving Alachua County Forward One Percent Transportation Sales Surtax Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for New Businesses and Expansions of Existing Businesses One-half Cent Sales Surtax

More information

Case 1:12-cv-24000-JAL Document 18 Entered on FLSD Docket 11/05/2012 Page 1 of 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

Case 1:12-cv-24000-JAL Document 18 Entered on FLSD Docket 11/05/2012 Page 1 of 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case 1:12-cv-24000-JAL Document 18 Entered on FLSD Docket 11/05/2012 Page 1 of 5 THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA v. Plaintiff, KEN DETZNER, SECRETARY

More information

COMPLAINT PARTIES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE

COMPLAINT PARTIES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE DISTRICT COURT, CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, COLORADO Court Address: 1437 Bannock Street Denver, Colorado 80202 Plaintiffs: COLORADO ETHICS WATCH and COLORADO COMMON CAUSE, v. Defendant: SCOTT GESSLER, in

More information

Sec. 90-27. Certificates of use.

Sec. 90-27. Certificates of use. Sec. 90-27. Certificates of use. (1) It is hereby deemed unlawful for any person to open or operate any business and/or occupy any structure within the town limits for the privilege of engaging in any

More information

New York State Department of State Local Law Filing 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231. Local Law No. 2 of the year 2014

New York State Department of State Local Law Filing 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231. Local Law No. 2 of the year 2014 New York State Department of State Local Law Filing 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231 (Use this form to file a local law with the Secretary of State.) Text of law should be given as amended. Do not include

More information

Supreme Court of Florida

Supreme Court of Florida Supreme Court of Florida No. SC04-110 AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA RULES OF WORKERS COMPENSATION PROCEDURE [December 2, 2004] PER CURIAM. The Florida Bar s Workers Compensation Rules Committee has filed its

More information

JANET M. OTT OPINION BY v. Record No JUSTICE WILLIAM C. MIMS November 4, 2011 LOU ANN MONROE, ET AL.

JANET M. OTT OPINION BY v. Record No JUSTICE WILLIAM C. MIMS November 4, 2011 LOU ANN MONROE, ET AL. PRESENT: All the Justices JANET M. OTT OPINION BY v. Record No. 101278 JUSTICE WILLIAM C. MIMS November 4, 2011 LOU ANN MONROE, ET AL. FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF STAFFORD COUNTY John R. Alderman, Judge

More information

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STAFF ANALYSIS BILL #: CS/CS/HB 669 Assignment of Post-Loss Insurance Policy Benefits SPONSOR(S): Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Tobia TIED BILLS:

More information

CITY OF RUTLAND, NORTH DAKOTA HOME RULE CHARTER

CITY OF RUTLAND, NORTH DAKOTA HOME RULE CHARTER Article 1 Incorporation CITY OF RUTLAND, NORTH DAKOTA HOME RULE CHARTER The inhabitants of the City of Rutland, NORTH DAKOTA, within the corporate limits as now established, or as established later in

More information

S T A T E O F T E N N E S S E E OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PO BOX 20207 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37202. August 2, 2012. Opinion No.

S T A T E O F T E N N E S S E E OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PO BOX 20207 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37202. August 2, 2012. Opinion No. S T A T E O F T E N N E S S E E OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PO BOX 20207 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37202 August 2, 2012 Opinion No. 12-80 Electronic Signatures on Petitions for Municipal Formation and Annexation

More information

NC General Statutes - Chapter 160B Article 5 1

NC General Statutes - Chapter 160B Article 5 1 Article 5. Assumption of Obligations and Debt Secured By a Pledge of Faith and Credit. Part 1. General Provisions. 160B-16. Applicability of this Article. (a) This Article applies to any county that has

More information

63rd Legislature AN ACT REVISING THE MONTANA FALSE CLAIMS ACT; REVISING CIVIL PENALTIES TO PROVIDE FOR

63rd Legislature AN ACT REVISING THE MONTANA FALSE CLAIMS ACT; REVISING CIVIL PENALTIES TO PROVIDE FOR 63rd Legislature HB0345 AN ACT REVISING THE MONTANA FALSE CLAIMS ACT; REVISING CIVIL PENALTIES TO PROVIDE FOR INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS; REVISING PUBLIC DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS; REVISING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS;

More information

STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION by TERRY GODDARD ATTORNEY GENERAL September 6, 2006 No. I06-003 (R06-024) Re: Amending Contracts of Certain School Employees to

More information

Violations of State Law on Wenatchee s Red-Light Camera Use.

Violations of State Law on Wenatchee s Red-Light Camera Use. Violations of State Law on Wenatchee s Red-Light Camera Use. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.63.170 provides, in part, the following: 1. RCW 46.63.170 (1) states The use of automated traffic safety

More information

History: Add. 1971, Act 19, Imd. Eff. May 5, 1971; Am. 1976, Act 89, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1976.

History: Add. 1971, Act 19, Imd. Eff. May 5, 1971; Am. 1976, Act 89, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1976. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS ACT Act 198 of 1965 AN ACT providing for the establishment, maintenance and administration of a motor vehicle accident claims fund for the payment of damages for injury to

More information

COMPLAINT. Plaintiff, SHARRON TASHA FORD, sues Defendants CITY OF. BOYNTON BEACH, ROBERT KELLMAN, RICKY LAUTURE, and RUSSELL JURISDICTION

COMPLAINT. Plaintiff, SHARRON TASHA FORD, sues Defendants CITY OF. BOYNTON BEACH, ROBERT KELLMAN, RICKY LAUTURE, and RUSSELL JURISDICTION IN THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: SHARRON TASHA FORD, vs. Plaintiff, CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH, a Florida municipal corporation, and ROBERT KELLMAN,

More information

APPLICATION FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

APPLICATION FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY TENNESSEE James Gray, ) Chairman of the ) Democratic Party ) of Knox County Tennessee ) ) Plaintiffs ) ) v. ) No. ) Timothy Hutchison and ) Knox County Election )

More information

MEMORANDUM City of St. Petersburg, Florida

MEMORANDUM City of St. Petersburg, Florida MEMORANDUM City of St. Petersburg, Florida TO : FROM : RE : The Honorable Chair and Members of the City Council Mayor Rick Baker M. A. Galbraith, Jr., Assistant City Attorney E. Eugene Webb, Ph.D., Manager,

More information

CASE NO. 1D10-1766. An appeal from an order of the Business and Professional Regulation.

CASE NO. 1D10-1766. An appeal from an order of the Business and Professional Regulation. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL FIRST DISTRICT, STATE OF FLORIDA FT. MYERS REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC, v. Appellant, NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING AND DISPOSITION THEREOF IF

More information

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO. Case No.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO. Case No. William M. Simpich SB # Attorney at Law 1 Franklin Street, th Floor Oakland, CA 1 Telephone (1) -0 E-mail: bsimpich@gmail.com Attorney for Plaintiff Citizens Oversight, Inc. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE

More information

CHAPTER 209 HOUSE BILL 2395 AN ACT

CHAPTER 209 HOUSE BILL 2395 AN ACT Senate Engrossed House Bill State of Arizona House of Representatives Fifty-first Legislature Second Regular Session 0 CHAPTER 0 HOUSE BILL AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS -, -00, -00, -00 AND -00, ARIZONA REVISED

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION ORLANDO COMMUNICATIONS LLC, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION Plaintiff, v. Case No: 6:14-cv-1022-Orl-22KRS SPRINT SPECTRUM, L.P. and SPRINT CORPORATION, Defendants.

More information

2014 County Ballot Issues Results General Election November 4th

2014 County Ballot Issues Results General Election November 4th Moving Alachua County Forward One Percent Transportation Sales Surtax Tourist Development Tax Valorem Tax Exemptions for New Businesses and Expansions of Existing Businesses One-half Cent Sales Surtax

More information

ORDERED in the Southern District of Florida on November 17, 2011.

ORDERED in the Southern District of Florida on November 17, 2011. Case 11-01923-EPK Doc 38 Filed 11/17/11 Page 1 of 9 [Tagged Opinion] ORDERED in the Southern District of Florida on November 17, 2011. Erik P. Kimball, Judge United States Bankruptcy Court UNITED STATES

More information

EARLY TERMINATION FEES: IS THIS PRACTICE LEGAL IN FLORIDA?

EARLY TERMINATION FEES: IS THIS PRACTICE LEGAL IN FLORIDA? EARLY TERMINATION FEES: IS THIS PRACTICE LEGAL IN FLORIDA? By Daniel G. Drake, Esq. 2010 In 2002, several plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Equity Residential Properties Trust and some other related business

More information

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA PETITIONER S INITIAL BRIEF ON JURISDICTION

SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA PETITIONER S INITIAL BRIEF ON JURISDICTION AA-53816-5/reo/20330947 L.T. CASE NO. 5D06-3639 SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA RANDALL B. WHITNEY, M.D., JAMES SCOTT PENDERGRAFT, IV, M.D., and ORLANDO WOMEN'S CENTER, INC., a Florida corporation, Petitioners,

More information

Florida Senate - 2016 SB 872

Florida Senate - 2016 SB 872 By Senator Bean 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 A bill to be entitled An act relating to federal immigration enforcement; providing a short title; creating

More information

Vox Populi: Wisconsin's Direct Legislation Statute

Vox Populi: Wisconsin's Direct Legislation Statute Page 1 of 5 Home The State Bar News Wisconsin Lawyer Vol. 81, No. 5, May 2008 Vox Populi: Wisconsin's Direct Legislation Statute Wisconsin's Direct Legislation Statute, section 9.20, gives voters a direct

More information

2015 IL App (5th) 140554-U NO. 5-14-0554 IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS FIFTH DISTRICT

2015 IL App (5th) 140554-U NO. 5-14-0554 IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS FIFTH DISTRICT NOTICE Decision filed 08/13/15. The text of this decision may be changed or corrected prior to the filing of a Petition for Rehearing or the disposition of the same. 2015 IL App (5th 140554-U NO. 5-14-0554

More information

Case 2:14-cv-00445-CW-BCW Document 62 Filed 10/20/14 Page 1 of 6

Case 2:14-cv-00445-CW-BCW Document 62 Filed 10/20/14 Page 1 of 6 Case 2:14-cv-00445-CW-BCW Document 62 Filed 10/20/14 Page 1 of 6 Karra J. Porter, 5223 Karra.Porter@chrisjen.com David C. Richards, 6023 David.Richards@chrisjen.com CHRISTENSEN & JENSEN, P.C. 15 West South

More information

MEMORANDUM. RE: Final Judgment in First of Two Orange County School Board Lawsuits

MEMORANDUM. RE: Final Judgment in First of Two Orange County School Board Lawsuits o^s: cml GOWRNMENT F I. 0 R COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE JEFFREY J. NEWTON, County Attorney 201 Soiitli Rosalind Avenue. 3rd Floor Reply Td: Post Office Box 1393 Orlando, FL 38808-1393 407-836-7320. FEIX 407-836-5888

More information

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA LAND SALES, CONDOMINIUMS, AND MOBILE HOMES

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA LAND SALES, CONDOMINIUMS, AND MOBILE HOMES STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA LAND SALES, CONDOMINIUMS, AND MOBILE HOMES IN RE: PETITION FOR ARBITRATION ALICE HARRINGTON RANDOLPH, Petitioner,

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION. CASE NO. 3:01-cv-1275-J-25 HTS

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION. CASE NO. 3:01-cv-1275-J-25 HTS Case 3:01-cv-01275-HLA-HTS Document 315 Filed 10/04/07 Page 1 of 11 PageID 3757 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES;

More information

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF SUMMARY ANALYSIS

REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR or BUDGET/POLICY CHIEF SUMMARY ANALYSIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STAFF ANALYSIS BILL #: CS/HB 669 Insurance Claims SPONSOR(S): Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Tobia TIED BILLS: IDEN./SIM. BILLS: SB 1064 REFERENCE ACTION ANALYST STAFF DIRECTOR

More information

COMPLAINT. sues Defendants Eastern Florida State College and Dr. Janies H. Richey and says:

COMPLAINT. sues Defendants Eastern Florida State College and Dr. Janies H. Richey and says: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: DIVISION: FLORIDA CARRY, INC, a Florida non-profit corporation, v. Plaintiff, EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE,

More information

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA MEMORANDUM. McLaughlin, J. August 5, 2010

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA MEMORANDUM. McLaughlin, J. August 5, 2010 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA TAMMY WHITE : CIVIL ACTION : v. : : SMITHKLINE BEECHAM : CORPORATION : d/b/a GLAXOSMITHKLINE : NO. 10-2141 MEMORANDUM McLaughlin,

More information

FINAL ORDER DENYING AMENDED PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI. Petitioners, Edward J. Popkins, Jr., Edwin Allen Crowder, and Roger Hutchins

FINAL ORDER DENYING AMENDED PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI. Petitioners, Edward J. Popkins, Jr., Edwin Allen Crowder, and Roger Hutchins IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA EDWARD J. POPKINS, JR., EDWIN ALLEN CROWDER, ROGER HUTCHINS, CASE NO.: 2014-CA-012422-O Petitioners, v. CITY OF ORLANDO,

More information

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES AND MOBILE HOMES IN RE: PETITION FOR ARBITRATION PINE RIDGE SOUTH IV CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,

More information

RELEVANT GOVT CODE AND ED CODE SECTIONS FOR SCHOOL DIST GO BONDS

RELEVANT GOVT CODE AND ED CODE SECTIONS FOR SCHOOL DIST GO BONDS RELEVANT GOVT CODE AND ED CODE SECTIONS FOR SCHOOL DIST GO BONDS Issues of particular interest to Treasurer-Tax Collectors are highlighted in blue Added comments are highlighted in Yellow GOVERNMENT CODE

More information

DEFENDANT'S ANSWER TO COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

DEFENDANT'S ANSWER TO COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION GREEN PARTY OF MICHIGAN, LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF MICHIGAN, REFORM PARTY OF MICHIGAN, METRO No. 2:08-cv-10149 TIMES, INC., AND DAVID

More information

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA. KIM WALLANT and LOUIS BOREK, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, vs. Plaintiffs, FREEDOM

More information

CHAPTER Senate Bill No. 1142

CHAPTER Senate Bill No. 1142 CHAPTER 2011-107 Senate Bill No. 1142 An act relating to adverse possession; amending s. 95.18, F.S.; specifying that occupation and maintenance of property satisfies the requirements for possession for

More information