Quote from the Florida Constitution

COMMITTEES


Workgroup Assignments

Updated Feb. 27, 2008

Required Local Effort Workgroup

Martha Barnett - Facilitator
Patricia Levesque
Gwen Margolis

Property Tax Workgroup

Barney Barnett - Facilitator
Carlos Lacasa
Randy Miller
Darryl Rouson
James Scott
Susan Story
Ken Wilkinson

Sales Tax Base Review Workgroup

Julia Johnson - Facilitator
Barney Barnett
Martha Barnett
John McKay
Randy Miller
Darryl Rouson




Committee Assignments

(Announced May 10, 2007)


Governmental Services Committee

The Governmental Services Committee will be responsible for examining the revenue needs of the state and its local governments and evaluating the demand and requirements for operational services and capital facilities by state and local government during the next twenty (20) years. The committee will examine constitutional limitations on expenditures at the state and local level. It will determine what services are provided, how they are currently financed, at what level of service they are provided, and how the costs of the services are projected to change over the next twenty (20) years. It will identify the reasons for the rise in service expenditures, assess the impact of the projected service inventory, and recommend any needed constitutional or statutory changes. It will be responsible for the functions and duties listed in 1.005(3), 1.005(4), 1.005(7), and 1.005(10).

Roberto "Bobby" Martinez, Chair
Barney Barnett
Martha Barnett
Mark Bostick
Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte
Bruce Kyle
Robert "Bob" McKee
Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr.
Randy Miller
Jade Moore
James Scott




Governmental Procedures & Structure

The Governmental Procedures and Structure Committee will be responsible for examining governmental efficiency and productivity at both the state and local levels. It will determine what techniques are used in the state to improve the cost effectiveness of the delivery of services. It will assess the impact of these techniques and evaluate the constitutional and statutory constraints which impede their use. It will determine what measures could be instituted to realize additional revenues from existing tax sources. The committee will also examine the existing pattern of governance and the division of responsibilities in the state to determine if they promote governmental efficiency and effectiveness and enable governmental operations and capital facilities to be funded adequately. It will be responsible for the functions and duties listed in 1.005(5), 1.005(7), 1.005(8), and 1.005(10).

Alan Levine, Chair
Mike Hogan
Julia Johnson
Carlos Lacasa
Patricia Levesque
Jacinta Mathis
Nancy Riley
Darryl Rouson
Greg Turbeville
Kenneth "Ken" Wilkinson
Brian Yablonski




Finance and Taxation

The Finance and Taxation Committee will be responsible for examining the appropriateness of the tax structure of state and local governments. It will investigate how governmental activities in Florida are funded and how the existing structure is projected to function in the next twenty (20) years. It will assess the effects of the current financial structure and determine the methods favored by the citizens of the state to fund the levels of service identified by the Governmental Services Committee. It will examine the constitutional and statutory limitations on finance and taxation and make appropriate recommendations. It will be responsible for the functions and duties listed in 1.005(6), 1.005(7), 1.005(8), 1.005(9), and 1.005(10).

Susan Story, Chair
Barney Barnett
Martha Barnett
Julia Johnson
Bruce Kyle
Patricia Levesque
John McKay
Randy Miller
James Scott
Kenneth "Ken" Wilkinson
Brian Yablonski




Planning and Budgetary Processes

The Planning and Budgetary Processes Committee will be responsible for examining the state budgetary process. It will identify the financial planning and budgeting systems used by state and local governments in Florida and assess their purpose, operation, and effect. It will review the state and local financial planning, budgeting, and needs assessment processes to determine whether the resulting information adequately supports a strategic decision making process. It will identify the statutory and constitutional constraints on state and local financial planning and budgetary processes and make appropriate recommendations for change. It will be responsible for the functions and duties listed in 1.005(1), 1.005(2), 1.005(3), 1.005(7), and 1.005(10).

Carlos Lacasa, Chair
Mark Bostick
Talbot "Sandy" D´┐ŻAlemberte
Mike Hogan
Jacinta Mathis
Robert "Bob" McKee
Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr.
Jade Moore
Nancy Riley
Darryl Rouson
Greg Turbeville




(Announced February 26, 2008)


Style and Drafting Committee

The Style and Drafting Committee will be responsible for conforming the work product from each of the substantive committees and overseeing the preparation of any proposed constitutional amendments, proposed statutory changes, recommendations and reports from the Commission.

Patricia Levesque, Chair
Martha Barnett
Allan Bense
Mike Hogan
Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr.
James Scott




Ex Oficio Members*

Senator Mike Haridopolos
Senator Gwen Margolis
Representative Dan Gelber
Representative Ray Sansom

(*Ex Oficio members are non-voting members who may participate in any committee discussions.)