FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

November 02,2010

 

WARREN JONES, CHAIR

 

CHERYL L. BROWN, COUNCIL SECRETARY/DIRECTOR

 

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Jacksonville, held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Jacksonville, Florida, November 02,2010. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Committee Chair Warren Jones. The meeting adjourned at 10:13 A.M.

 

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Warren Jones Chair Jessica Stephens, Legislative Asst.

CM Ray Holt, Vice Chair Kirk Sherman, Council Auditor

CM Ronnie Fussell Janice Billy, Sr. Asst. Auditor

CM Michael Corrigan Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

CM Kevin Hyde Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Denise Lee Steve Rohan, General Counsel

Sherry Hall, Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Conrad Markle (2010-616)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2009-499 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY FOR ISSUANCE OF BONDS, PROVIDING CERTAIN DEFINITIONS AND MAKING FINDINGS; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $360,000,000 BETTER JACKSONVILLE SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS TO REFUND OUTSTANDING SPECIAL REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY ISSUED TO PARTIALLY FUND THE COST OF THE BETTER JACKSONVILLE PLAN PROJECTS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 761.102 OF THE ORDINANCE CODE OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT OF THE BONDS FROM THE BETTER JACKSONVILLE CENT SALES SURTAX REVENUES; PROVIDING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE BONDHOLDERS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT OBLIGATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SECURITY FOR THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING VALIDATION OF THE BONDS; AMENDING ORDINANCE 2001-431-E TO INCREASE THE REVENUE REQUIRED TO ISSUE BONDS THEREUNDER; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ; 7/20/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 4 )

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2. 2010-742 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $100,000 FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND TO ENABLE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT ("LID") DESIGN MANUAL FOR DUVAL COUNTY, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-134; WAIVING CONFLICTING PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 111.755 (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND) AND 360.602 (USES OF FUND), ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/5/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 4 )

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3. 2010-768 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND ALLOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS AGREEMENT (COLLECTIVELY THE "AGREEMENTS") AMONG THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, AND MAIN STREET DEVELOPMENT, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 4,392 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE ON A DOWNTOWN PARCEL OF LAND; AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENTS; TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS BY DEVELOPER; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/5/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 4 )

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4. 2010-779 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 320 (GENERAL PROVISIONS), PART 4 (PERMITS), SECTIONS 320.408 (PERMITS) AND 320.409 (SCHEDULE OF PERMIT FEES), ORDINANCE CODE, TO CORRECT INEQUITIES IN THE FEE PERMIT CHANGES RESULTING FROM THE ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE 2010-216-E; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 4 )

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5. 2010-780 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS, AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC") AND MPS GROUP, INC. ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF DEVELOPER'S EXISTING OPERATIONS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (THE "PROJECT"); RECOMMENDING THAT DEVELOPER BE APPROVED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA'S OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY ("QTI") BUSINESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.106, FLORIDA STATUTES; EVIDENCING A COMMITMENT OF CITY SUPPORT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $60,000 AS THE LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNDER THE QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY TAX REFUND PROGRAM PAYABLE OVER MULTIPLE YEARS PER GUIDELINES SET BY THE STATE OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH A STATE MATCH OF $240,000, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $300,000 FOR 100 JOBS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE MAYOR, CORPORATION SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JEDC; TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BY DEVELOPER; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 5 )

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6. 2010-799 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A SUBORDINATION OF MAINTENANCE EASEMENT TO A DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANT BETWEEN ATLANTIC LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 500 WATER STREET IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF DEP AND ENSURE THE PROPER HANDLING OF GROUNDWATER AND SOIL CONTAMINATION THAT REMAINS AT THE PROPERTY; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN ATLANTIC LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY AND THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO THE CITY DUE TO THE SOIL AND GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION THAT REMAINS IN PLACE ON THE PROPERTY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 5 )

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7. 2010-800 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A SUBORDINATION OF DRAINAGE EASEMENT TO A DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANT BETWEEN M&M ENTERPRISE GROUP OF JACKSONVILLE, INC. AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3736 ST. AUGUSTINE ROAD IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF DEP AND ENSURE THE PROPER HANDLING OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION THAT REMAINS AT THE PROPERTY; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN M&M ENTERPRISE GROUP OF JACKSONVILLE, INC. AND THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO THE CITY DUE TO THE GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION THAT REMAINS IN PLACE ON THE PROPERTY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 5 )

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8. 2010-802 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $800,000 IN ORDER TO RESTORE TO THE JACKSONVILLE COMMITMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FUNDING IN SUCH AMOUNT WHICH WAS PLACED BELOW THE LINE IN A CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT DURING THE PROCESS OF APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 BUDGET SET FORTH IN ORDINANCE 2010-557-E, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 11-010; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 5 )

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9. 2010-803 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE SETTLEMENT IN EMINENT DOMAIN OF THE OWNER'S DAMAGES IN A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $315,000.00, PLUS RECOVERABLE COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $57,375.64 AND STATUTORY ATTORNEY'S FEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $98,537.50, FOR A TOTAL MONETARY SETTLEMENT OF $470,913.14, WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PREVIOUSLY DEPOSITED AMOUNT AND THE TOTAL MONETARY SETTLEMENT BEING $406,513.14, ALL RESULTING FROM THE CONDEMNATION OF PARCELS 102, 103 and 730 IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 1, IN RELATION TO THE FT. CAROLINE ROAD PROJECT, IN THE PROCEEDING STYLED CITY OF JACKSONVILLE V. ARLINGTON AMERICAN LEGION POST 283, INC., ET AL., CASE NO. 2008-CA-005194; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/19/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: November 01, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 02, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, ( 5 )

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2ND READINGS

 

10. 2010-811 A RESOLUTION, UPON AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUE AUTHORIZATION AND THE MAKING OF FINDINGS, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF ITS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS (BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS), SERIES 2010, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $24,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPPING OF A MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO BE KNOWN AS "BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS;" DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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11. 2010-822 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING $500,000 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE ST. JOHNS BLUFF ROAD (ALT. 9A TO FORT CAROLINE ROAD) PROJECT BY REDUCING APPROVED FUNDING FOR THE FORT CAROLINE ROAD (TOWNSEND TO MCCORMICK) PROJECT CONTAINED IN THE BETTER JACKSONVILLE PLAN AND TRANSFERRING SUCH FUNDING TO THE ST. JOHNS BLUFF ROAD (ALT. 9A TO FORT CAROLINE ROAD) PROJECT IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THE FINAL CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDER AND ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPING WORK THAT IS NEEDED TO MEET THE TREE MITIGATION PERMIT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-167; AMENDING THE 2009-2014 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2009-513-E TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "ST. JOHNS BLUFF RD.: FT. CAROLINE - ATLANTIC" AND TO REDUCE FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "FT. CAROLINE RD. - TOWNSEND TO MCCORMICK"; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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12. 2010-823 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $1,000 IN PRIVATE FUNDS DONATED BY WAL-MART TO THE JACKSONVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF TABLES, CHAIRS AND OPERATING SUPPLIES FOR THE LOGISTICAL SUPPORT TRAILER, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 11-009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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13. 2010-825 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN SOVEREIGNTY SUBMERGED LANDS LEASE MODIFICATION (BOT. NO. 160032632) BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE SUBJECT AREA OF THE EXISTING LEASE TO ACCOMMODATE THE EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING 12-SLIP DOCKING FACILITY SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE MOORING OF A NEW MARINE FIREBOAT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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14. 2010-833 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (LESSOR) AND JOSE RIVERA (LESSEE) FOR AN INITIAL TWO (2) YEAR TERM, WITH AN OPTION TO RENEW FOR ONE (1) ADDITIONAL THREE (3) YEAR TERM, FOR 343 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE ED BALL BUILDING AT 214 HOGAN STREET, AT AN INITIAL ANNUAL RENT OF $5,851.58; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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15. 2010-834 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (LESSOR) AND DOWNTOWN VISION, INC. (LESSEE), SAID LEASE BEING FOR 21 MONTHS (JANUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2012) WITH AN OPTION TO RENEW FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO (2) YEAR TERM, FOR 1,938 SQUARE FEET ON THE GROUND FLOOR CORNER OF HOGAN AND ADAMS STREET, AND 1,538 SQUARE FEET ON THE GROUND FLOOR CORNER OF JULIA AND MONROE STREETS, BOTH IN THE ED BALL BUILDING AT 214 HOGAN STREET, AT AN ANNUAL RENT OF $0.00, WITH LESSEE PAYING A FLAT FEE OF $1,000.00 PER MONTH FOR OPERATING COSTS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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16. 2010-835 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (LESSOR) AND ERIC ERICSON D/B/A KNOTT JEWELERS (LESSEE), FOR A TEN (10) YEAR TERM, COMMENCING OCTOBER 1,2010, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, FOR 1,285.2 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE ED BALL BUILDING AT 214 HOGAN STREET, AT AN INITIAL ANNUAL RENT OF $26,296.87; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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17. 2010-836 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS; MAKING FINDINGS; CREATING A NEW CHAPTER IN ARTICLE XIX (PUBLIC SAFETY), ORDINANCE CODE, TO WIT: CHAPTER 685 (SEXUAL OFFENDER AND SEXUAL PREDATOR REGULATION); RENUMBERING SECTIONS 674.501, 674.502, AND 674.503 TO BE SECTIONS 685.101 (TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SHELTERS; SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS), 685.102 (SEXUAL PREDATORS RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS), AND 685.103 (REGISTRATION FEE) RESPECTIVELY; CREATING A NEW SECTION 685.104 (PROHIBITED HOLIDAY ACTIVITY FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS; EXCEPTIONS) TO REGULATE THE DRESS AND CONDUCT OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS AROUND CHILDREN DURING HOLIDAYS; PROHIBITING SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS FROM PARTICIPATING IN HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD PRESENT INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS TO GAIN AND VIOLATE THE TRUST OF THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE; PROVIDING FOR RESIDENTIAL SIGNAGE AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND PREDATORS DURING HALLOWEEN; PROVIDING PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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