Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1398 By Senator Flores 39-01530-20 20201398__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to regional planning council meetings; 3 amending s. 120.525, F.S.; providing requirements for 4 establishing a quorum for meetings of certain councils 5 when a voting member appears via telephone, real-time 6 videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or 7 video communication; requiring the member to give 8 notice of intent to appear via telephone, real-time 9 videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or 10 video communication by a specified time; providing an 11 effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 120.525, 16 Florida Statutes, to read: 17 120.525 Meetings, hearings, and workshops.— 18 (4) For purposes of establishing a quorum at meetings of 19 regional planning councils that cover three or more counties, a 20 voting member who appears via telephone, real-time 21 videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or video 22 communication that is broadcast publicly at the meeting location 23 may be counted toward the quorum requirement if at least one 24 third of the voting members of the regional planning council are 25 physically present at the meeting location. A member must 26 provide oral, written, or electronic notice of his or her intent 27 to appear via telephone, real-time videoconferencing, or similar 28 real-time electronic or video communication to the regional 29 planning council at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. 30 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.