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HB 651 — State Employment

by Rep. Yarborough (SB 950 by Senator Mayfield)

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 eliminates the Florida State Employees Charitable Contribution Campaign from law, and provides that an organization, entity, or person may not intentionally solicit a state employee through any means for fundraising or business purposes within work areas during work hours. However, the bill does not prohibit state-approved communications by entities with whom the state has contracted to provide employee benefits or services; non-coercive, voluntary communications between state employees in workplace areas; or activities at authorized public events occurring in non-work areas of state owned or leased facilities.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 100-13