Florida Senate - 2019 SB 698 By Senator Stewart 13-00171-19 2019698__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to collective bargaining for 3 instructional personnel; amending s. 1012.2315, F.S.; 4 removing a requirement that each school district and 5 the certified collective bargaining unit for 6 instructional personnel within each district negotiate 7 a specified memorandum of understanding; removing a 8 requirement that certain certified collective 9 bargaining units include specified information in 10 their applications for renewal of registration; 11 removing a requirement that certain employee 12 organizations petition the Public Employees Relations 13 Commission for recertification; providing an effective 14 date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1012.2315, Florida 19 Statutes, is amended to read: 20 1012.2315 Assignment of teachers.— 21 (4) COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.— 22
(a)Notwithstanding provisions of chapter 447 relating to 23 district school board collective bargaining, collective 24 bargaining provisions may not preclude a school district from 25 providing incentives to high-quality teachers and assigning such 26 teachers to low-performing schools. 27 (b) Before the start of the 2019-2020 school year, each28 school district and the certified collective bargaining unit for29 instructional personnel shall negotiate a memorandum of30 understanding that addresses the selection, placement, and31 expectations of instructional personnel and provides school32 principals with the autonomy described in s. 1012.28(8).33 (c)1. In addition to the provisions under s. 447.305(2), an34 employee organization that has been certified as the bargaining35 agent for a unit of instructional personnel as defined in s.36 1012.01(2) must include for each such certified bargaining unit37 the following information in its application for renewal of38 registration:39 a. The number of employees in the bargaining unit who are40 eligible for representation by the employee organization.41 b. The number of employees who are represented by the42 employee organization, specifying the number of members who pay43 dues and the number of members who do not pay dues.44 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 447 relating45 to collective bargaining, an employee organization whose dues46 paying membership is less than 50 percent of the employees47 eligible for representation in the unit, as identified in48 subparagraph 1., must petition the Public Employees Relations49 Commission pursuant to s. 447.307(2) and (3) for recertification50 as the exclusive representative of all employees in the unit51 within 1 month after the date on which the organization applies52 for renewal of registration pursuant to s. 447.305(2). The53 certification of an employee organization that does not comply54 with this paragraph is revoked.55 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.