Tuesday, Wednesday to be big for Jacksonville pension-tax bill
Lenny Curry sells the discretionary sales surtax bill to Jax City Council, ahead of its resolution of support.

Lenny Curry

Tuesday and Wednesday will be big days for the Discretionary Sales Surtax bill (CS/CS/SB 1652) that Jacksonville wants passed to address its unfunded pension liability.

On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider the bill on the House floor.

Then, on Wednesday, the Senate Rules Committee it to consider the bill. That will be the final committee to consider the bill in the upper chamber.

Mayor Lenny Curry made his pitch to many legislative members in recent weeks, including several last week.

The worry on the city side has been with potential House amendments to the bill, and something to watch is how the bill changes Tuesday.

The initiative is predicated on a financial analysis contracted by the city of Jacksonville, which would allow the diversion of the current half penny sales tax from the Better Jacksonville Plan infrastructure tax, once it sunsets, and applying that revenue stream to the current unfunded liability in the city’s defined benefit pension plan.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Renzo Downey, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Kelly Hayes, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Andrew Wilson, Wes Wolfe, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Sign up for Sunburn