Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 830
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/14/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Thrasher) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 87 - 104
    4  and insert:
    5  447.18 Written authorization required to expend certain employee
    6  dues, assessments, fines, or penalties.-
    7         (1) A labor organization may not use dues, uniform
    8  assessments, fines, penalties, or special assessments paid by an
    9  employee to make contributions or expenditures, as defined in s.
   10  106.011, without the express written authorization of the
   11  employee. The written authorization must be executed by the
   12  employee separately for each fiscal year of the labor
   13  organization and shall be accompanied with a detailed account,
   14  provided by the labor organization, of all contributions and
   15  expenditures made by the labor organization in the preceding 24
   16  months. The labor organization shall estimate its expected
   17  contributions and expenditures for the fiscal year and shall
   18  reduce the amount collected during the fiscal year from each
   19  employee that has not executed a written authorization. If the
   20  actual contributions and expenditures of the labor organization
   21  exceed its estimated contributions and expenditures, the labor
   22  organization shall provide a refund at the end of the fiscal
   23  year to each employee that has not executed a written
   24  authorization.
   25         (2) The employee may revoke the authorization described in
   26  subsection (1) at any time. If an employee revokes the
   27  authorization, the employee shall be entitled to a pro rata
   28  reduction of such dues, uniform assessments, fines, penalties,
   29  or special assessments for the remainder of the fiscal year of
   30  the labor organization. The amount of the reduction shall be
   31  based upon the proportion of the contributions and expenditures,
   32  as defined in s. 106.011, in relation to the total annual
   33  contributions and expenditures of the labor organization for the
   34  preceding fiscal year.
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   37         And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Delete lines 13 - 18
   39  and insert:
   40         creating s. 447.18, F.S.; prohibiting labor
   41         organizations from collecting dues, assessments,
   42         fines, or penalties without written authorization;
   43         providing for a refund to employees that have not
   44         given a written authorization in certain situations;
   45         requiring that the labor organization