Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 106
       By Senator Dean
       5-00171-14                                             2014106__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to county employees; amending s.
    3         125.01, F.S.; providing that the governing body of a
    4         county has authority to determine available benefits
    5         of county employees; specifying the applicability of
    6         ch. 121, F.S., to such employees; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   12  125.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         125.01 Powers and duties.—
   14         (3)(a) The enumeration of powers herein may shall not be
   15  deemed exclusive or restrictive, but is shall be deemed to
   16  incorporate all implied powers necessary or incident to carrying
   17  out such powers enumerated, including, specifically, authority
   18  to employ personnel, expend funds, enter into contractual
   19  obligations, and purchase or lease and sell or exchange real or
   20  personal property. The authority to employ personnel includes
   21  the authority to determine available benefits for different
   22  types of positions, if any, including, but not limited to,
   23  insurance coverage and paid leave. The provisions of chapter
   24  121, which include compulsory membership in the Florida
   25  Retirement System of employees meeting certain criteria, govern
   26  the retirement benefits available to county employees under the
   27  Florida Retirement System.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.