Florida Senate - 2014 CS for SB 396 By the Committee on Education; and Senators Bean and Bradley 581-03182A-14 2014396c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the joint use and public access of 3 public school facilities and joint community projects; 4 creating s. 768.072, F.S.; authorizing district school 5 boards to enter into joint-use agreements with a local 6 government or a private organization or adopt public 7 access policies; providing criteria for joint-use 8 agreements; authorizing a district school board to 9 enter into agreements with a county, municipality, or 10 Florida College System institution to develop and 11 operate joint community projects; requiring such 12 agreements to have certain specifications; requiring 13 certain provisions to be included in joint-use 14 agreements for joint community projects, including 15 indemnification of district school boards and 16 liability insurance; providing applicability; 17 providing that s. 1012.467, F.S., does not apply when 18 there is no school-sponsored or school-related program 19 or activity in progress; providing an effective date. 20 21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 22 23 Section 1. Section 768.072, Florida Statutes, is created to 24 read: 25 768.072 Indemnification and liability insurance 26 requirements for public school property joint-use agreements and 27 joint community projects.— 28 (1) A district school board may, at its discretion, enter 29 into a joint-use agreement with a local government or a private 30 organization or adopt public access policies to enable public 31 access to indoor or outdoor recreation and sports facilities on 32 public school property. A joint-use agreement must specify the 33 facilities to be used, the dates and times of use, and the terms 34 and conditions governing use of such facilities; must provide 35 for the full indemnification of the district school board by the 36 local government or private organization for any damages arising 37 from the joint use; and must require the local government or 38 private organization to maintain liability insurance of at least 39 $200,000 per person and $300,000 per incident to cover the 40 indemnification. 41 (a) A district school board may enter into agreements with 42 a county, municipality, or Florida College System institution to 43 develop and operate joint community projects. The agreements 44 must specify how the joint community projects will be developed 45 and operated, where the projects will be located, that the 46 operating entity may enter into joint-use agreements pursuant to 47 this subsection, how public access policies pursuant to this 48 subsection will be adopted, and any other provisions necessary 49 to develop and operate the joint community projects. 50 (b) A joint-use agreement for a joint community project 51 must specify the facilities to be used, the dates and times of 52 use, and the terms and conditions governing use of such 53 facilities; must provide for the full indemnification of the 54 district school board by the county, municipality, or Florida 55 College System institution for any damages arising from the 56 joint use; and must require the county, municipality, or Florida 57 College System institution to maintain liability insurance of at 58 least $200,000 per person and $300,000 per incident to cover the 59 indemnification. 60 (2) This section does not waive sovereign immunity beyond 61 the limited waiver in s. 768.28. 62 (3) Section 1012.467 does not apply to the portion of the 63 property made available pursuant to this section when there is 64 no school-sponsored or school-related program or activity in 65 progress. This subsection does not expand the applicability of 66 s. 1012.467. 67 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.