Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 318
       By Senator Grimsley
       21-00241-13                                            2013318__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to background screening for
    3         noninstructional contractors on school grounds;
    4         amending s. 1012.467, F.S.; requiring the Department
    5         of Education to create a uniform, statewide
    6         identification badge to be worn by noninstructional
    7         contractors signifying that a contractor has met
    8         specified requirements; requiring school districts to
    9         issue the identification badge to a qualified
   10         contractor; providing that the identification badge
   11         shall be recognized by all school districts; providing
   12         that the identification badge is valid for 5 years;
   13         establishing conditions for return of an
   14         identification badge; requiring the department to
   15         determine a uniform cost a school district may charge
   16         a contractor for receipt of the identification badge,
   17         which shall be borne by the contractor; providing an
   18         exception for certain contractors; providing an
   19         effective date.
   21  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   23         Section 1. Subsection (8) is added to section 1012.467,
   24  Florida Statutes, to read:
   25         1012.467 Noninstructional contractors who are permitted
   26  access to school grounds when students are present; background
   27  screening requirements.—
   28         (8)(a) The Department of Education shall create a uniform,
   29  statewide identification badge to be worn by noninstructional
   30  contractors signifying that a contractor has met the
   31  requirements of this section. The school district shall issue an
   32  identification badge to the contractor, which must bear a
   33  photograph of the contractor. An identification badge shall be
   34  issued if the contractor:
   35         1. Is a resident and citizen of the United States or a
   36  permanent resident alien of the United States as determined by
   37  the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
   38  Services;
   39         2. Is 18 years of age or older; and
   40         3. Meets the background screening requirements under this
   41  section.
   42         (b) The uniform, statewide identification badge shall be
   43  recognized by all school districts and must be visible at all
   44  times a noninstructional contractor is on school grounds.
   45         (c) The identification badge shall be valid for a period of
   46  5 years. If a noninstructional contractor provides notification
   47  pursuant to subsection (6), the contractor shall, within 48
   48  hours, return the identification badge to the school district
   49  that issued the badge.
   50         (d) The Department of Education shall determine a uniform
   51  cost that a school district may charge a noninstructional
   52  contractor for receipt of the identification badge, which shall
   53  be borne by the recipient of the badge.
   54         (e) This subsection does not apply to noninstructional
   55  contractors who are exempt from background screening
   56  requirements pursuant to s. 1012.468.
   57         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.