Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1180 Ì220574*Î220574 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Steube) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 6 112.061, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 112.061 Per diem and travel expenses of public officers, 8 employees, and authorized persons.— 9 (3) AUTHORITY TO INCUR TRAVEL EXPENSES.— 10 (a) All travel must be authorized and approved by the head 11 of the agency, or his or her designated representative, from 12 whose funds the traveler is paid. The head of the agency shall 13 not authorize or approve such a request unless: 14 1. It is accompanied by a signed statement by the 15 traveler’s supervisor stating that such travel is on the 16 official business of the state and also stating the purpose of 17 such travel. 18 2. For county or municipal public officers requesting 19 authorization to travel within the state, outside of the state, 20 or internationally, such travel must be on the official business 21 of the county or municipality and must be approved by the 22 county’s or municipality’s governing body at a regularly 23 scheduled meeting before the officer’s travel, unless ratified 24 for good cause at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Good 25 cause requires a written explanation for why the travel request 26 could not be approved in advance. A request for travel 27 authorization must include an itemized list detailing all 28 anticipated travel expenses, including, but not limited to, the 29 anticipated costs of all means of travel, lodging, and 30 subsistence. All travel approved in accordance with this 31 subparagraph must be posted on the county’s or municipality’s 32 website. If a municipality does not maintain a website, it must 33 request that the applicable county post the approved travel on 34 the county’s website. The applicable county must comply with 35 such request. All such approved travel must be posted on the 36 applicable website as soon as practicable, but no later than 10 37 days after approval, and must remain on the website until the 38 end of the next calendar quarter. This paragraph does not apply 39 to a county constitutional officer, as defined in s. 1(d), Art. 40 VIII of the State Constitution, who is elected by the electors 41 of the county. 42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete everything before the enacting clause 47 and insert: 48 A bill to be entitled 49 An act relating to county and municipal public 50 officers; amending s. 112.061, F.S.; requiring that 51 requests for travel authorization by county or 52 municipal public officers be approved by the governing 53 body of the county or municipality at a regularly 54 scheduled meeting; specifying requirements for such 55 requests; requiring that approved travel be posted on 56 the county’s or municipality’s website for a specified 57 timeframe; providing an exception for county 58 constitutional officers; providing an effective date.