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                         The above agencies came to be heard before
               THE FLORIDA CABINET, Honorable Governor Bush presiding, in
               the Cabinet Meeting Room, LL-03, The Capitol, Tallahassee,
               Florida, on Tuesday, February 10th, 2004 commencing at
               approximately 9:20 a.m.



                                       Reported by:

                                    KRISTEN L. BENTLEY
                                 Certified Court Reporter


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               APPEARANCES:                                                2

                         Representing the Florida Cabinet:

                         JEB BUSH

                         CHARLES H. BRONSON
                         Commissioner of Agriculture

                         CHARLIE CRIST
                         Attorney General

                         TOM GALLAGHER
                         Chief Financial Officer

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                                        I N D E X                          3

               (Presented by James Zingale)

               ITEM                  ACTION                 PAGE
               1                     Approved                  4
               2                     Approved                  4

               BOARD OF TRUSTEES
               (Presented by David Struhs)

               ITEM                  ACTION                 PAGE
               1                     Approved                  5
               2                     Recommended for information
               3                     Approved                 10
               4                     Deferred                 10

               (Presented by COLEMAN STIPANOVICH)

               ITEM                  ACTION                 PAGE
               1                     Approved                 11
               2                     Approved                 11




               CERTIFICATE OF REPORTER                       12








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                     DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1                            PROCEEDINGS                         4

          2              GOVERNOR BUSH:  9:20 a.m.  The next cabinet

          3         meeting is Thursday, February 26th, 2004.  Department

          4         of Revenue.

          5              MR. ZINGALE:  Good morning.

          6              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Good morning.

          7              MR. ZINGALE:  Just got one simple, straightforward

          8         rule here.

          9              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Hang on a second.  We need Item 1.

         10              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion on the minutes.

         11              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.

         12              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Moved and seconded.  Without

         13         objection, Item 1 is passed.

         14              MR. ZINGALE:  Item 2 asks the adoption of a rule

         15         that has really been in place for the last two years.

         16         It provides for the credits for contributions of

         17         nonprofit scholarship organizations and provides two

         18         simple definitions for just cause and reasonable cause

         19         to be documented to federal definition.  Fairly

         20         straightforward.  Request approval.

         21              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion or two.

         22              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.

         23              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Moved and seconded.  Without

         24         objection, the motion passes.

         25              MR. ZINGALE:  Thank you.

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Board of Trustees.                5

          2              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion on the minutes for November

          3         12th and November 25th.

          4              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.

          5              GOVERNOR BUSH:  There's a motion and a second for

          6         Item 1.  Without objection, the item passes.

          7              Item 2.

          8              MR. STRUHS:  Item 2, I'd like to introduce the

          9         director of our coastal and aquatic preserves,

         10         Katherine Andrews, who has a special presentation for

         11         you today about Florida's aquatic preserves.

         12              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Very good.  Welcome.

         13              MS. ANDREWS:  Thank you.  Good morning.

         14              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Good morning.

         15              MS. ANDREWS:  I'm Katherine Andrews and I'm the

         16         director of Coastal and Aquatic Preserves.  Most

         17         Florida citizens are well aware of our park system.

         18         It's one of the best in the nation.  Well, let me take

         19         that back, it is the best in the nation.  The park

         20         service helps protect our environment and helps keep

         21         our economy strong.  We're also well aware of our

         22         award-winning beaches.  They also promote great

         23         economic growth in the state.

         24              Our citizens are not as well aware of our system

         25         of aquatic preserves.  They have one of the best

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1         systems in the nation of conservation areas below      6

          2         mean high water line.  We should value our aquatic

          3         preserves just like we do our award-winning parks and

          4         our award-winning beaches because they help to protect

          5         our coasts, they help to protect our clean water

          6         quality and they protect our fisheries as well.

          7              The first step is raising awareness of the aquatic

          8         preserves and promoting a sense of stewardship of these

          9         pristine areas in our citizens.  So we obtained a grant

         10         from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric

         11         Administration and we have produced a documentary on

         12         the aquatic preserve system.  The documentary includes

         13         the public of a dozen of the aquatic preserves and

         14         we've gone out and interviewed them and they talk about

         15         what the aquatic preserves have meant to them growing

         16         up on their waters.

         17              We were very lucky to have the renowned

         18         photographer, Clyde Butcher, involved in this project.

         19         He's a big fan of the aquatic preserve systems and he's

         20         the host of this project.  I would like to take a

         21         minute and introduce the director of this film, Elam

         22         Stoltzfus, to say a few words.

         23              MR. STOLZFUS:  It's an honor to be here to share

         24         these few moments and talk about the film with you,

         25         Governor and the cabinet.  Of course, as Kacky already

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1         alluded to, it involves Clyde Butcher, he's the ho     7

          2         And also represent the gentleman who scored the music,

          3         Sammy Tedder, and he's from Sopchoppy.  And what he did

          4         is scored natural sounds with crickets and the water

          5         into kind of a jazz, Latin American, Irish combination

          6         of music.  You'll hear it in the preview.

          7              GOVERNOR BUSH:  With crickets?

          8              MR. STOLZFUS:  Crickets, oh, yeah, lots of them.

          9         Irish crickets.  (Laughter.)  I just want to share a

         10         little bit about the experience that several of us had

         11         of traveling all around the state.  We started out here

         12         at Port St. Joe.

         13              GOVERNOR BUSH:  We paid you to do this?

         14              MR. STOLZFUS:  No, a grant.  It was fun.  I

         15         learned a lot.  It was an experience of lifetime.  Of

         16         course, it was an honor also traveling with Clyde and

         17         to see his work and work together and document some of

         18         the most gorgeous places in Florida.  And so I want to

         19         talk about the places, how they are so unique and how

         20         they are fragile and yet there is a lot of strength in

         21         how they evolve.  And what was interesting is what some

         22         of the people said that we interviewed.

         23              We interviewed about 25 people.  And this is from

         24         artists, from commercial fishermen, sports fishermen,

         25         writers and people who just like being out there.  I

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1         know one lady made reference to, This is my sanctu     8

          2         This is where I need to go.  Another gentleman made

          3         mention of, We need these places.  Animals need it.

          4         All the critters need it.  But we also need it as

          5         human.

          6              So it was really a study seeing how nature and

          7         people all work together and the very thing that is the

          8         magnet of drawing people to Florida is how we need to

          9         make these places work and protect them for our future

         10         and for our enjoyment as well as the protection of the

         11         animals and the critters.

         12              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Are we going to see something?

         13              MR. STOLZFUS:  In just a few minutes you're going

         14         to see a seven-minute preview.  And this is still the

         15         rough cut.  So the audio is not at the final mix yet or

         16         the film but it will be by the weekend.  It will all be

         17         done.  So please enjoy this and I want to say thanks

         18         again for the partnership that the different artists

         19         had to work with the DEP camera and it's been a real

         20         honor.  Thank you, sir.

         21              MS. ANDREWS:  Let me just take about 10 or 15

         22         seconds before we cue it up.  I'd like Paula Allen and

         23         Danny Riley to stand.  Their staff of the Department of

         24         Environmental Protection was my division and they

         25         worked so hard on this project.  And I just wanted to

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1         recognize them.  Michael.                              9

          2              (Thereupon the documentary was viewed by the

          3         Cabinet.)

          4              (Applause.)

          5              MS. ANDREWS:  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  That

          6         was -- the grand premier of this documentary will be on

          7         Friday, February 20th, over at the RA Gray Building.

          8         You, of course, are all invited.  We hope to see you

          9         there.  Mr. Butcher could not be with us today.  He

         10         will be at the premier.  But he does have a

         11         corresponding coffee book that he sent up, a copy for

         12         each of you.  And this documentary will be showing on

         13         all the Florida PBS stations starting in March and

         14         April.

         15              CFO GALLAGHER:  I'd like to see the whole thing.

         16         I'm so disappointed.

         17              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Thank you very much.

         18              Item 3.

         19              MR. STRUHS:  Thank you, Katherine.

         20              Item 3 is the conveyance of some surplus land to

         21         Palm Beach County.  It's just a little over 21 acres.

         22         And this is land that is not conservation land.  The

         23         land would be used by Palm Beach County to build a

         24         water plant.

         25              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion on 3.

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                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FEBRUARY 10, 2004
          1              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.                          10

          2              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Moved and seconded.  Without

          3         objection, Item 3 passes.

          4              MR. STRUHS:  And Item 4, Governor, we'd like to

          5         defer this to the next cabinet meeting on February

          6         26th.

          7              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion to defer.

          8              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.

          9              GOVERNOR BUSH:  There's a motion to defer and a

         10         second.  Without objection, the item is deferred until

         11         February 26th.

         12              MR. STRUHS:  That concludes our agenda.

         13              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Thank you, Secretary.













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          1              GOVERNOR BUSH:  State Board of Administration    11

          2              CFO GALLAGHER:  Motion on the minutes.

          3              GENERAL CRIST:  Second.

          4              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Moved and seconded.  Without

          5         objection, Item 1 passes.

          6              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Item 2.

          7              MR. STIPANOIVCH:  Item 2, request approval of

          8         fiscal determination of amount not exceeding 100

          9         million, Florida Housing Finance Corporation homeowner

         10         mortgage revenue bonds.

         11              GENERAL CRIST:  Motion.

         12              CFO GALLAGHER:  Second.

         13              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Moved and seconded.  Without

         14         objection, Item 2 is approved.

         15              CFO GALLAGHER:  Let me just mention, if I may, the

         16         Florida Housing has looked at investing the program

         17         funds and floats with the state treasurer's use in

         18         using our treasurer's fund with the 2002/2003 program

         19         funds.  It's proved successful in mitigating a negative

         20         arbitrage.  So good things are happening over at the

         21         housing fund with the treasurer working together.

         22              GOVERNOR BUSH:  Thank you, Treasurer.  Thank you,

         23         Coleman.

         24              (Proceedings adjourned at 9:40 a.m.)


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          2                      CERTIFICATE OF REPORTER


          4    STATE OF FLORIDA    )

          5    COUNTY OF LEON      )


          7              I, KRISTEN L. BENTLEY, Court Reporter, certify

          8    that the foregoing proceedings were taken before me at the

          9    time and place therein designated; that my shorthand notes

         10    were thereafter translated under my supervision; and the

         11    foregoing pages numbered 1 through 12 are a true and correct

         12    record of the aforesaid proceedings.


         14              I further certify that I am not a relative,

         15    employee, attorney or counsel of any of the parties, nor am

         16    I a relative or employee of any of the parties' attorney or

         17    counsel connected with the action, nor am I financially

         18    interested in the action.

         19              DATED this 15th day of February, 2004.

         20                              ______________________________

         21                             KRISTEN L. BENTLEY, Court Reporter
                                        Notary Public
         22                             850-878-2221




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