Florida Senate - 2013 SB 318 By Senator Grimsley 21-00241-13 2013318__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to background screening for 3 noninstructional contractors on school grounds; 4 amending s. 1012.467, F.S.; requiring the Department 5 of Education to create a uniform, statewide 6 identification badge to be worn by noninstructional 7 contractors signifying that a contractor has met 8 specified requirements; requiring school districts to 9 issue the identification badge to a qualified 10 contractor; providing that the identification badge 11 shall be recognized by all school districts; providing 12 that the identification badge is valid for 5 years; 13 establishing conditions for return of an 14 identification badge; requiring the department to 15 determine a uniform cost a school district may charge 16 a contractor for receipt of the identification badge, 17 which shall be borne by the contractor; providing an 18 exception for certain contractors; providing an 19 effective date. 20 21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 22 23 Section 1. Subsection (8) is added to section 1012.467, 24 Florida Statutes, to read: 25 1012.467 Noninstructional contractors who are permitted 26 access to school grounds when students are present; background 27 screening requirements.— 28 (8)(a) The Department of Education shall create a uniform, 29 statewide identification badge to be worn by noninstructional 30 contractors signifying that a contractor has met the 31 requirements of this section. The school district shall issue an 32 identification badge to the contractor, which must bear a 33 photograph of the contractor. An identification badge shall be 34 issued if the contractor: 35 1. Is a resident and citizen of the United States or a 36 permanent resident alien of the United States as determined by 37 the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 38 Services; 39 2. Is 18 years of age or older; and 40 3. Meets the background screening requirements under this 41 section. 42 (b) The uniform, statewide identification badge shall be 43 recognized by all school districts and must be visible at all 44 times a noninstructional contractor is on school grounds. 45 (c) The identification badge shall be valid for a period of 46 5 years. If a noninstructional contractor provides notification 47 pursuant to subsection (6), the contractor shall, within 48 48 hours, return the identification badge to the school district 49 that issued the badge. 50 (d) The Department of Education shall determine a uniform 51 cost that a school district may charge a noninstructional 52 contractor for receipt of the identification badge, which shall 53 be borne by the recipient of the badge. 54 (e) This subsection does not apply to noninstructional 55 contractors who are exempt from background screening 56 requirements pursuant to s. 1012.468. 57 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.