Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 536
       By Senator Fasano
       11-00718-11                                            2011536__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to regional workforce boards; amending
    3         s. 445.007, F.S.; deleting a repeal date relating to a
    4         provision that restricts the use of state and federal
    5         funds provided to the boards; providing an effective
    6         date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (10) of section 445.007, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         445.007 Regional workforce boards.—
   13         (10) State and federal funds provided to the regional
   14  workforce boards may not be used directly or indirectly to pay
   15  for meals, food, or beverages for board members, staff, or
   16  employees of regional workforce boards, Workforce Florida, Inc.,
   17  or the agency for Workforce Innovation except as expressly
   18  authorized by state law. Preapproved, reasonable, and necessary
   19  per diem allowances and travel expenses may be reimbursed. Such
   20  reimbursement shall be at the standard travel reimbursement
   21  rates established in s. 112.061 and shall be in compliance with
   22  all applicable federal and state requirements. Workforce
   23  Florida, Inc., shall develop a statewide fiscal policy,
   24  applicable to the state board and all regional workforce boards,
   25  which holds, to hold both the state and regional boards strictly
   26  accountable for adherence to the policy and subject to regular
   27  and periodic monitoring by the agency for Workforce Innovation,
   28  the administrative entity for Workforce Florida, Inc. Boards are
   29  prohibited from expending state or federal funds for
   30  entertainment costs and recreational activities for board
   31  members and employees as these terms are defined by 2 C.F.R.
   32  part 230. This subsection expires July 1, 2011.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.