Florida Senate - 2015 SB 540 By Senator Evers 2-00758-15 2015540__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 944.73, 3 F.S.; creating the State-Operated Institutions Inmate 4 Welfare Trust Fund within the Department of 5 Corrections; providing a purpose; requiring that any 6 balance remaining in the trust fund at the end of the 7 fiscal year remain in the trust fund; providing an 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 944.73, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 944.73 State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 15 Fund.— 16 (1) The State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 17 Fund is created within the department. The purpose of the trust 18 fund is the benefit and welfare of inmates incarcerated in 19 state-operated correctional facilities. 20 (2) Moneys shall be deposited in and expenditures made from 21 the trust fund as provided in s. 945.215. 22 (3) Notwithstanding s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, 23 any balance in the trust fund at the end of a fiscal year must 24 remain in the trust fund and be available for carrying out the 25 purposes of the trust fund. 26 (4) In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State 27 Constitution, the State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare 28 Trust Fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be terminated on 29 July 1, 2019. Before its scheduled termination, the trust fund 30 shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1) and (2). 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 32 SB 7020 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 33 is enacted in the same legislative session or an extension 34 thereof and becomes law.