Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1404
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 126 and 127
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 215.322, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         215.322 Acceptance of credit cards, charge cards, debit
    8  cards, or electronic funds transfers by state agencies, units of
    9  local government, and the judicial branch.—
   10         (4) To ensure competition, the Chief Financial Officer
   11  shall may establish contracts with one or more than one
   12  financial institution institutions, credit card company
   13  companies, or other entity entities that may lawfully provide
   14  such services, in a manner consistent with chapter 287, for
   15  processing credit card, charge card, debit card, or electronic
   16  funds transfer collections for deposit into the State Treasury
   17  or another qualified public depository. Any state agency, or the
   18  judicial branch, which accepts payment by credit card, charge
   19  card, debit card, or electronic funds transfer may shall use at
   20  least one of the contractors established by the Chief Financial
   21  Officer, or unless the state agency or judicial branch may
   22  obtains authorization from the Chief Financial Officer to use
   23  another contractor that it determines is more advantageous to
   24  the state agency or the judicial branch. The contracts may
   25  authorize a unit of local government to use the services upon
   26  the same terms and conditions for deposit of credit card, charge
   27  card, debit card, or electronic funds transfer transactions into
   28  its qualified public depositories.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Between lines 4 and 5
   33  insert:
   34         215.322, F.S.; requiring, rather than authorizing, the
   35         Chief Financial Officer to establish contracts with
   36         more than one entity for processing certain payments
   37         for certain funds transfers; deleting a requirement
   38         for state agencies and the judicial branch to obtain
   39         authorization from the Chief Financial Officer before
   40         using another contractor for processing certain
   41         payments; amending s.