2010 Florida Statutes
Payment of costs of civil actions against officers, employees, or agents of community college board of trustees.
Payment of costs of civil actions against officers, employees, or agents of 1community college board of trustees.—
Whenever any civil action has been brought against any officer of the 1community college board of trustees, including a board member, or any person employed by or agent of the 1community college board of trustees, of any 1community college for any act or omission arising out of and in the course of the performance of his or her duties and responsibilities, the 1community college board of trustees may defray all costs of defending such action, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses together with costs of appeal, if any, and may save harmless and protect such person from any financial loss resulting therefrom; and the 1community college board of trustees may be self-insured, to enter into risk management programs, or to purchase insurance for whatever coverage it may choose, or to have any combination thereof, to cover all such losses and expenses. However, any attorney’s fees paid from public funds for any officer, employee, or agent who is found to be personally liable by virtue of acting outside the scope of his or her employment or acting in bad faith, with malicious purpose, or in a manner exhibiting wanton and willful disregard of human rights, safety, or property may be recovered by the state, county, municipality, or political subdivision in a civil action against such officer, employee, or agent.
s. 771, ch. 2002-387.
Section 21, ch. 2010-70, directs the Division of Statutory Revision to prepare a reviser’s bill to substitute the term “Florida College System institution” for the terms “Florida college,” “community college,” and “junior college” where those terms appear in the Florida K-20 Education Code.