Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 396 Ì3241480Î324148 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/25/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (867532) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete everything after the enacting clause 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. Section 768.072, Florida Statutes, is created to 7 read: 8 768.072 Limitation on public premises liability for public 9 school property and joint community projects, and background 10 screening requirements.— 11 (1) (a) A district school board is not liable for civil 12 damages for personal injury, property damage, or death that 13 occurs on a public school property that the district school 14 board has opened to the public through joint-use agreements or 15 public access policies pursuant to this subsection, unless gross 16 negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of the district 17 school board is a proximate cause of the injury, damage, or 18 death. 19 (b) A district school board may, at its discretion, enter 20 into a joint-use agreement with a local government or a private 21 organization or adopt public access policies to enable public 22 access to indoor or outdoor recreation and sports facilities on 23 public school property. A joint-use agreement or public access 24 policy must specify the facilities to be used, dates and times 25 of use, and terms and conditions governing use of such 26 facilities and may include provisions regarding liability 27 insurance coverage and indemnification of the school district. 28 (2) (a) A district school board, county or city is not 29 liable for civil damages for personal injury, property damage, 30 or death that occurs on property upon which a joint community 31 project operates and is accessed by the public through joint-use 32 agreements or public access policies pursuant to this 33 subsection, unless gross negligence or intentional misconduct on 34 the part of the district school board, county or city is a 35 proximate cause of the injury, damage, or death. No party to the 36 joint-use agreements or public access policies shall be liable 37 for more than their pro rata share of negligence. 38 (b) A district school board may enter into agreements with 39 a county or city to develop and operate joint community 40 projects. The agreements must specify how the joint community 41 project will be developed and operated, where the project will 42 be located, that the operating entity may enter into joint-use 43 agreements pursuant to this subsection, how public access 44 policies pursuant to this subsection will be adopted, and any 45 other provisions necessary to develop and operate the joint 46 community project. 47 (c) A joint-use agreement or public access policy for the 48 joint community project must specify the facilities to be used, 49 dates and times of use, and terms and conditions governing use 50 of such facilities, and may include provisions regarding 51 liability insurance coverage, indemnification of the school 52 district and the county or city, and any other necessary 53 provisions. 54 (3) This section does not affect liability for injury, 55 damage, or death that occurs during school hours or during a 56 school-sponsored activity. 57 (4) This section does not waive sovereign immunity beyond 58 the limited waiver in s. 768.28. 59 (5) Section 1012.467 does not apply to the portion of the 60 property made available pursuant to this section when there is 61 no school-sponsored or school-related program or activity in 62 progress. This subsection does not expand the applicability of 63 s. 1012.467. 64 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014. 65 66 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 67 And the title is amended as follows: 68 Delete everything before the enacting clause 69 and insert: 70 A bill to be entitled 71 An act relating to the joint use and public access of 72 public school facilities and joint community projects; 73 creating s. 768.072, F.S.; authorizing district school 74 boards to enter into joint-use agreements or adopt 75 public access policies; providing immunity from 76 liability for a district school board that enters into 77 a joint-use agreement or adopts public access policies 78 except in instances of gross negligence or intentional 79 misconduct; authorizing a district school board to 80 enter into agreements with a county or city to develop 81 and operate joint community projects; providing 82 immunity from liability for a district school board, 83 county, and city that enter into joint-use agreements 84 or adopts public access policies except in instances 85 of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, 86 limiting liability to a pro rata share of negligence; 87 providing applicability; providing that s. 1012.467 88 does not apply when there is no school-sponsored or 89 school-related program or activity in progress; 90 providing an effective date.