Florida Senate - 2018 CS for SB 1052 By the Committee on Commerce and Tourism; and Senators Young and Hutson 577-02134-18 20181052c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to lost or abandoned property; 3 amending s. 705.17, F.S.; providing that certain 4 provisions of ch. 705, F.S., do not apply to lost or 5 abandoned personal property on the premises of 6 specified facilities if certain conditions are met; 7 creating s. 705.185, F.S.; providing for the disposal 8 of lost or abandoned personal property found on the 9 premises of specified facilities; specifying 10 procedures for the disposal of such property; 11 authorizing the rightful owner to claim lost or 12 abandoned property at any time before its disposal; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 705.17, Florida Statutes, is amended to 18 read: 19 705.17 Exceptions.—Sections
The provisions of ss.705.101 20 705.106 do not apply of this chapter shall not be appliedto any 21 personal property lost or abandoned on the campus of any 22 institution in the State University System; oron premises owned 23 or controlled by the operator of a public-use airport having 24 regularly scheduled international passenger service; or, if the 25 owner or operator of the premises elects to comply with s. 26 705.185, on any premises located within a theme park or 27 entertainment complex, as the term is defined in s. 509.013(9), 28 or operated as a zoo, a museum, or an aquarium or on any 29 premises of a public food service establishment or public 30 lodging establishment licensed under part I of chapter 509. 31 Section 2. Section 705.185, Florida Statutes, is created to 32 read: 33 705.185 Disposal of personal property lost or abandoned on 34 the premises of certain facilities.—Whenever any lost or 35 abandoned personal property is found on any premises located 36 within a theme park or entertainment complex, as the term is 37 defined in s. 509.013(9), or operated as a zoo, a museum, or an 38 aquarium; or on any premises of a public food service 39 establishment or public lodging establishment licensed under 40 part I of chapter 509, if the owner or operator of the premises 41 elects to comply with this section, any lost or abandoned 42 property must be delivered to the owner or operator of the 43 premises, who shall take charge of the property and make a 44 record of the date such property was found. If the property is 45 not claimed by the owner within 30 days after it is found, or a 46 longer period of time as may be deemed appropriate by the owner 47 or operator of the premises, the owner or operator of the 48 premises must dispose of the property or donate it to a 49 charitable institution that is exempt from federal income tax 50 under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for sale or 51 disposal as that charitable institution deems appropriate. The 52 rightful owner of the property may reclaim the property at any 53 time before the disposition, sale, or donation of the property 54 in accordance with this section and the established policies and 55 procedures of the owner or operator of the premises. 56 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.