§ 259.01 Short title
§ 259.03 Definitions
§ 259.032 Conservation and recreation lands
§ 259.0322 Reinstitution of payments in lieu of taxes; duration
§ 259.035 Acquisition and Restoration Council
§ 259.036 Management review teams
§ 259.037 Land Management Uniform Accounting Council
§ 259.04 Board; powers and duties
§ 259.042 Tax increment financing for conservation lands
§ 259.045 Purchase of lands in areas of critical state concern; recommendations by department and land authorities
§ 259.047 Acquisition of land on which an agricultural lease exists
§ 259.05 Issuance of bonds
§ 259.06 Construction
§ 259.07 Public meetings
§ 259.101 Florida Preservation 2000 Act
§ 259.105 The Florida Forever Act
§ 259.1051 Florida Forever Trust Fund
§ 259.1052 Babcock Crescent B Ranch Florida Forever acquisition; conditions for purchase
§ 259.10521 Citizen support organization; use of property
§ 259.1053 Babcock Ranch Preserve; Babcock Ranch Advisory Group

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 259

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Board: means the Governor and Cabinet, as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • commission: means the Governor and the Cabinet; and for purposes of this chapter the commission shall act on a simple majority. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • committee: means a committee appointed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means that council established pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Developer: means any person, including a governmental agency, undertaking any development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development order: means any order granting, denying, or granting with conditions an application for a development permit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development permit: includes any building permit, zoning permit, plat approval, or rezoning, certification, variance, or other action having the effect of permitting development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Division: means the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental agency: means :
    (a) The United States or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (b) This state or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (c) Any local government, as defined in this chapter, or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (d) Any school board or other special district, authority, or other governmental entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • imperiled species: as used in this chapter and chapter 253, means plants and animals that are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act, or state-listed by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 380.0662
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land: means the earth, water, and air above, below, or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land development regulations: include local zoning, subdivision, building, and other regulations controlling the development of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land use: means the development that has occurred on land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local comprehensive plan: means any or all local comprehensive plans or elements or portions thereof prepared, adopted, or amended pursuant to the Community Planning Act, as amended. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Local government: means any county or municipality and, where relevant, any joint airport zoning board. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Major public facility: means any publicly owned facility of more than local significance. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • multiple-use: includes , but is not limited to, outdoor recreational activities as described in ss. See Florida Statutes 380.0662
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Parcel of land: means any quantity of land capable of being described with such definiteness that its location and boundaries may be established, which is designated by its owner or developer as land to be used or developed as a unit or which has been used or developed as a unit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regional planning agency: means the agency designated by the state land planning agency to exercise responsibilities under this chapter in a particular region of the state. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rule: means a rule adopted under chapter 120. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • State land planning agency: means the Department of Economic Opportunity and may be referred to in this part as the "department. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structure: means anything constructed, installed, or portable, the use of which requires a location on a parcel of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011