CATEGORY: Ways and Means

Community Development District Bond Financing 851

Community development districts (CDDs) are a type of special purpose local government intended to provide community services. To do this they are given the power to levy certain taxes. This bill would require resolutions to authorize these bonds be adopted by a two-thirds vote. While the bills received debated before committees, they did not survive the legislative process.

Bill Categories: Ways and Means

AFP POSITION: Support

Sports Development Program 6057

Corporate welfare can exist in a number of ways, where certain industries are given carveouts by the government that subsidize their work at the expense of the taxpayer. Professional sports programs are one of the most prominent examples where sometimes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are used to support stadiums. HB 6057 would have helped end some of that funding by ending the Sports Development Program which provides state funding for constructing, reconstructing, renovating, or improving professional sports facilities. Unfortunately, the legislative session ended before HB 6057 was able to receive a vote on the House floor.

Bill Categories: Ways and Means

AFP POSITION: Support

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