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2016 Florida Statutes

F.S. 617.221
617.221 Membership associations.
(1) As used in this section, the term “membership association” means a not-for-profit corporation, including a department or division of such corporation, the majority of whose board members are constitutional officers who, pursuant to s. 1001.32(2), operate, control, and supervise public entities that receive annual state appropriations through a statutorily defined formulaic allocation that is funded and prescribed annually in the General Appropriations Act or the substantive bill implementing the annual appropriations act. The term does not include a labor organization as defined in s. 447.02 or an entity funded through the Justice Administrative Commission.
(2) Dues paid to a membership association which are paid with public funds shall be assessed for each elected or appointed public officer and may be paid to a membership association. If a public officer elects not to join the membership association, the dues assessed to that public officer may not be paid to the membership association.
History.s. 1, ch. 2016-237.