HB 1023

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to labor organizations; amending s.
3447.307, F.S.; requiring certain certified bargaining
4agents to recertify as an employee organization by a
5specified date; providing application; providing an
6effective date.
8Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10     Section 1.  Subsection (5) is added to section 447.307,
11Florida Statutes, to read:
12     447.307  Certification of employee organization.-
13     (5)  A certified bargaining agent that represents less than
1450 percent of the employees eligible for representation as
15employee organization members must recertify the employee
16organization as the exclusive collective bargaining
17representative of all employees in the unit, pursuant to this
18section, by July 1, 2011, or the certification of the employee
19organization as the exclusive bargaining agent for the employees
20in the bargaining unit is revoked. This subsection does not
21apply to an employee organization, however organized or
22constituted, that represents, or seeks to represent, employees
23who are law enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1), or
24firefighters, as defined in s. 633.30(1).
25     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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