Florida Senate - 2013 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1024 Barcode 649986 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD/2R . 05/01/2013 04:02 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Detert moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 2314 - 2331 4 and insert: 5 (a) Appeals referees.— 6 1. The Department of Economic Opportunity shall appoint one 7 or more impartial salaried appeals referees in accordance with 8 s. 443.171(3) to hear and decide appealed claims. 9 2. An appeals referee must be an attorney in good standing 10 with the Florida Bar or be successfully admitted to the Florida 11 Bar within 8 months after his or her date of employment. This 12 subparagraph does not apply to an appeals referee appointed 13 before January 1, 2014. 14 3. A person may not participate on behalf of the department 15 as an appeals referee in any case in which she or he is an 16 interested party. 17 4. The department may designate alternates to serve in the 18 absence or disqualification of any appeals referee on a 19 temporary basis. These alternates must have the same 20 qualifications required of appeals referees. 21 5. The department shall provide the commission and the 22 appeals referees with proper facilities and assistance for the 23 execution of their functions. 24 25 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 26 And the title is amended as follows: 27 Delete lines 297 - 299 28 and insert: 29 months of hire; providing an exception; amending s.