Florida Senate - 2015                                    SB 1054
       By Senator Evers
       2-00660A-15                                           20151054__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to retirement; amending s. 121.055,
    3         F.S.; authorizing local agency employers to reassess
    4         designation of positions for inclusion in the Senior
    5         Management Service Class; providing for removal of
    6         certain positions; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 121.055, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         121.055 Senior Management Service Class.—There is hereby
   13  established a separate class of membership within the Florida
   14  Retirement System to be known as the “Senior Management Service
   15  Class,” which shall become effective February 1, 1987.
   16         (2)(a) Participation in this class shall cease when the
   17  member terminates employment in an eligible position. Once a
   18  position is designated as eligible for inclusion in the class,
   19  that position may shall not be removed from the class unless the
   20  duties and responsibilities of the position change substantially
   21  and therefore no longer meet the requirements provided in this
   22  section for participation in the class, except as provided in
   23  paragraph (b).
   24         (b) Beginning Effective July 1, 2015 1997, and every 5
   25  years thereafter, each local agency employer may, between July
   26  1, 1997, and December 31, 1997, reassess its designation of
   27  positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class
   28  as provided in paragraph (1)(b). Each local agency employer, and
   29  may request removal from the class of any such positions that it
   30  deems appropriate, provided that the removal may only take
   31  effect if such position is vacant on the effective date of the
   32  removal. The Such removal of any previously designated positions
   33  is shall be effective on the first day of the month following
   34  written notification of removal to the division before prior to
   35  January 1, 1998.
   36         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.