Florida Senate - 2012 CS for SB 596 By the Committee on Commerce and Tourism; and Senators Storms, Bennett, Detert, Negron, Altman, Norman, Evers, and Oelrich 577-02443-12 2012596c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to compensation of employees; limiting 3 salaries of employees of an entity created under ch. 4 348, F.S., or an entity defined in s. 315.02(1) or 5 (2), F.S.; limiting salaries of employees of nonprofit 6 organizations that enter into contracts with the 7 state; providing a means for approval of salaries in 8 excess of such limitation; providing an effective 9 date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. (1) An employee of an entity created under 14 chapter 348, Florida Statutes, or an entity defined in s. 15 315.02(1) or (2), Florida Statutes, may not receive a salary, 16 whether base pay or base pay combined with any bonus or 17 incentive payments, in excess of the salary paid to the highest 18 paid statewide elected official, as established in the General 19 Appropriations Act, unless an employee of that entity receives 20 approval from the Legislative Budget Commission. 21 (2) An employee of an organization, other than a for-profit 22 business entity, which enters into a contract with the state or 23 any of its agencies or other statutorily created entities may 24 not receive a salary, whether base pay or base pay combined with 25 any bonus or incentive payments, in excess of the salary paid to 26 the highest-paid statewide elected official, as established in 27 the General Appropriations Act, if such organization receives 28 two-thirds or more of its budget from state-appropriated funds, 29 including state-appropriated federal funds, unless that 30 organization or entity receives approval from the Legislative 31 Budget Commission. This provision does not apply to hospitals, 32 as defined in s. 395.002(12), Florida Statutes. 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.