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.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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, each
   28  school district and the certified collective bargaining unit for
   29  instructional personnel shall negotiate a memorandum of
   30  understanding that addresses the selection, placement, and
   31  expectations of instructional personnel and provides school
   32  principals with the autonomy described in s. 1012.28(8).
   33         (c)1. In addition to the provisions under s. 447.305(2), an
   34  employee organization that has been certified as the bargaining
   35  agent for a unit of instructional personnel as defined in s.
   36  1012.01(2) must include for each such certified bargaining unit
   37  the following information in its application for renewal of
   38  registration:
   39         a. The number of employees in the bargaining unit who are
   40  eligible for representation by the employee organization.
   41         b. The number of employees who are represented by the
   42  employee organization, specifying the number of members who pay
   43  dues and the number of members who do not pay dues.
   44         2. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 447 relating
   45  to collective bargaining, an employee organization whose dues
   46  paying membership is less than 50 percent of the employees
   47  eligible for representation in the unit, as identified in
   48  subparagraph 1., must petition the Public Employees Relations
   49  Commission pursuant to s. 447.307(2) and (3) for recertification
   50  as the exclusive representative of all employees in the unit
   51  within 1 month after the date on which the organization applies
   52  for renewal of registration pursuant to s. 447.305(2). The
   53  certification of an employee organization that does not comply
   54  with this paragraph is revoked.
   55         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.