Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1052
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Young) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 705.17, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         705.17 Exceptions.—Sections The provisions of ss. 705.101
    8  705.106 do not apply of this chapter shall not be applied to any
    9  personal property lost or abandoned on the campus of any
   10  institution in the State University System; or on premises owned
   11  or controlled by the operator of a public-use airport having
   12  regularly scheduled international passenger service; or, if the
   13  owner or operator of the premises elects to comply with s.
   14  705.185, on any premises located within a theme park or
   15  entertainment complex, as the term is defined in s. 509.013(9),
   16  or operated as a zoo, a museum, or an aquarium or on any
   17  premises of a public food service establishment or public
   18  lodging establishment licensed under part I of chapter 509.
   19         Section 2. Section 705.185, Florida Statutes, is created to
   20  read:
   21         705.185 Disposal of personal property lost or abandoned on
   22  the premises of certain facilities.—Whenever any lost or
   23  abandoned personal property is found on any premises located
   24  within a theme park or entertainment complex, as the term is
   25  defined in s. 509.013(9), or operated as a zoo, a museum, or an
   26  aquarium; or on any premises of a public food service
   27  establishment or public lodging establishment licensed under
   28  part I of chapter 509, if the owner or operator of the premises
   29  elects to comply with this section, any lost or abandoned
   30  property must be delivered to the owner or operator of the
   31  premises, who shall take charge of the property and make a
   32  record of the date such property was found. If the property is
   33  not claimed by the owner within 30 days after it is found, or a
   34  longer period of time as may be deemed appropriate by the owner
   35  or operator of the premises, the owner or operator of the
   36  premises must dispose of the property or donate it to a
   37  charitable institution that is exempt from federal income tax
   38  under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for sale or
   39  disposal as that charitable institution deems appropriate. The
   40  rightful owner of the property may reclaim the property at any
   41  time before the disposition, sale, or donation of the property
   42  in accordance with this section and the established policies and
   43  procedures of the owner or operator of the premises.
   44         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
   46  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   49  and insert:
   50                        A bill to be entitled                      
   51         An act relating to lost or abandoned property;
   52         amending s. 705.17, F.S.; providing that certain
   53         provisions of ch. 705, F.S., do not apply to lost or
   54         abandoned personal property on the premises of
   55         specified facilities if certain conditions are met;
   56         creating s. 705.185, F.S.; providing for the disposal
   57         of lost or abandoned personal property found on the
   58         premises of specified facilities; specifying
   59         procedures for the disposal of such property;
   60         authorizing the rightful owner to claim lost or
   61         abandoned property at any time before its disposal;
   62         providing an effective date.