Florida League of Cities

Millage Rates (Oppose) – Failed

CS/CS/HB 1195 (Garrison) and CS/SB 1322 (Ingoglia) would require local government to have two-thirds vote of the membership of the governing body to increase the millage rate. CS/HB 1195 was amended to clarify that the two-thirds vote does not apply to existing millage rate increases that require a three-fourths or unanimous vote of the governing body or voter approval in a referendum under current law. CS/CS/HB 1195 was amended on the floor to clarify the language of a two-thirds majority vote is required to increase the millage rate from the previous year’s millage rate. (Chapman)