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SB 694 — Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign

by Senator Ring

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill allows state officers and employees to donate to the Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (FSECC) at agency fundraising events without designating specific organizations to receive the funds. The bill provides that the FSECC’s fiscal agent must distribute these “undesignated” funds to participating charitable organizations in direct proportion to the percentage of designated funds or pledges received by the organization.

The bill removes additional eligibility requirements for independent unaffiliated agencies, international service agencies, and national agencies wanting to participate in the FSECC.

The bill removes the statutory requirement to establish a local steering committee in each fiscal agent area.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0