2021 Florida Statutes (Including 2021B Session)
Code of ethics.
Code of ethics.
766.3145 Code of ethics.—
(1) On or before July 1 of each year, employees of the association must sign and submit a statement attesting that they do not have a conflict of interest as defined in part III of chapter 112. As a condition of employment, all prospective employees must sign and submit to the association a conflict-of-interest statement.
(2) The executive director, senior managers, and members of the board of directors are subject to the code of ethics under part III of chapter 112. For purposes of applying part III of chapter 112 to activities of the executive director, senior managers, and members of the board of directors, those persons are considered public officers or employees and the association is considered their agency. A board member may not vote on any measure that would inure to his or her special private gain or loss and, notwithstanding s. 112.3143(2), may not vote on any measure that he or she knows would inure to the special private gain or loss of any principal by whom he or she is retained or to the parent organization or subsidiary of a corporate principal by which he or she is retained, other than an agency as defined in s. 112.312; or that he or she knows would inure to the special private gain or loss of a relative or business associate of the public officer. Before the vote is taken, such member shall publicly state to the board the nature of his or her interest in the matter from which he or she is abstaining from voting and, within 15 days after the vote occurs, disclose the nature of his or her interest as a public record in a memorandum filed with the person responsible for recording the minutes of the meeting, who shall incorporate the memorandum in the minutes.
(3) Notwithstanding s. 112.3148, s. 112.3149, or any other law, an employee or board member may not knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift or expenditure from a person or entity, or an employee or representative of such person or entity, which has a contractual relationship with the association or which is under consideration for a contract.
(4) An employee or board member who fails to comply with subsection (2) or subsection (3) is subject to penalties provided under ss. 112.317 and 112.3173.
(5) Any senior manager or executive director of the association who is employed on or after January 1, 2022, regardless of the date of hire, who subsequently retires or terminates employment is prohibited from representing another person or entity before the association for 2 years after retirement or termination of employment from the association.
History.—s. 4, ch. 2021-134.