Florida Senate - 2012 SB 396 By Senator Oelrich 14-00501-12 2012396__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to intergovernmental cooperation; 3 amending s. 163.01, F.S.; authorizing certain parties 4 to an interlocal agreement to conduct public meetings 5 and workshops by means of communications media 6 technology; providing notice requirements; providing a 7 definition; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (18) is added to section 163.01, 12 Florida Statutes, to read: 13 163.01 Florida Interlocal Cooperation Act of 1969.— 14 (18) Any separate legal entity created under subsection (7) 15 that has member public agencies located in at least 10 counties 16 may conduct public meetings and workshops by means of 17 communications media technology. The notice for any such public 18 meeting or workshop shall state that the meeting or workshop 19 will be conducted through the use of communications media 20 technology; specify how persons interested in attending may do 21 so; and provide a location where communications media technology 22 facilities are available. The participation by an officer, board 23 member, or other representative of a member public agency in a 24 meeting or workshop conducted through communications media 25 technology constitutes that individual’s presence at such 26 meeting or workshop. As used in this subsection, the term 27 “communications media technology” means conference telephone, 28 video conference, or other communications technology by which 29 all persons attending a public meeting or workshop may audibly 30 communicate. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.