Florida Senate - 2015 CS for SB 540 By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Evers 576-02499-15 2015540c1 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; providing a 6 contingent effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Section 944.73, Florida Statutes, is created to 11 read: 12 944.73 State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 13 Fund.— 14 (1) The State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 15 Fund is created within the department. The purpose of the trust 16 fund is the benefit and welfare of inmates incarcerated in 17 state-operated correctional facilities. 18 (2) Moneys shall be deposited in and expenditures made from 19 the trust fund as provided in s. 945.215. 20 (3) In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State 21 Constitution, the State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare 22 Trust Fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be terminated on 23 July 1, 2019. Before its scheduled termination, the trust fund 24 shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1) and (2). 25 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 26 SB 7020 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 27 is enacted in the same legislative session or an extension 28 thereof and becomes law.