Florida Senate - 2024                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7014
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 4/AD/2R         .                                
             02/01/2024 11:49 AM       .                                

       Senator Burgess moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 276 and 277
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Section 112.326, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         112.326 Additional requirements by political subdivisions
    8  and agencies not prohibited; certain procedures preempted.—
    9         (1)Except as provided in subsection (2), Nothing in this
   10  part does not act shall prohibit the governing body of any
   11  political subdivision, by ordinance, or agency, by rule, from
   12  imposing upon its own officers and employees additional or more
   13  stringent standards of conduct and disclosure requirements than
   14  those specified in this part, provided that those standards of
   15  conduct and disclosure requirements do not otherwise conflict
   16  with the provisions of this part.
   17         (2)If a political subdivision or an agency adopts by
   18  ordinance or rule additional or more stringent standards of
   19  conduct and disclosure requirements pursuant to subsection (1),
   20  any noncriminal complaint procedure must:
   21         (a)Require a complaint to be written and signed under oath
   22  or affirmation by the person making the complaint;
   23         (b)Require a complaint to be based upon personal knowledge
   24  or information other than hearsay;
   25         (c)Prohibit the initiation of a complaint or investigation
   26  by the governing body of the political subdivision, agency, or
   27  any entity created to enforce the standards; and
   28         (d)Include a provision establishing a process for the
   29  recovery of costs and attorney fees for public officers, public
   30  employees, or candidates for public office against a person
   31  found by the governing body of the political subdivision,
   32  agency, or entity created to enforce the standards to have filed
   33  the complaint with a malicious intent to injure the reputation
   34  of such officer, employee, or candidate by filing the complaint
   35  with knowledge that the complaint contains one or more false
   36  allegations or with reckless disregard for whether the complaint
   37  contains false allegations of fact material to a violation.
   38         (3)Any existing or future ordinance or rule adopted by a
   39  political subdivision or an agency which is in conflict with
   40  subsection (2) is void.
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   43  And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete line 81
   45  and insert:
   46         commission regarding specified timeframes; amending s.
   47         112.326, F.S.; providing requirements for noncriminal
   48         complaint procedures if a political subdivision or an
   49         agency adopts more stringent standards of conduct and
   50         disclosure requirements; providing that existing and
   51         future ordinances and rules that are in conflict with
   52         specified provisions are void; providing