Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1180
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Steube) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.—
   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.
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   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.