Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 230 Ì200702fÎ200702 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 2/AD/2R . 03/20/2014 02:41 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (438032) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 301 - 363 5 and insert: 6 (6) A member or the executive director of the authority may 7 not: 8 (a) Personally represent another person or entity for 9 compensation before the authority for a period of 2 years 10 following vacation of his or her position. 11 (b) After retirement or termination, have an employment or 12 contractual relationship with a business entity other than an 13 agency as defined in s. 112.312, in connection with a contract 14 in which the member or executive director personally and 15 substantially participated in through decision, approval, 16 disapproval, recommendation, rendering of advice, or 17 investigation while he or she was a member or employee of the 18 authority. 19 (7) The authority’s general counsel shall serve as the 20 authority’s ethics officer. 21 (8) Authority board members, employees, and consultants who 22 hold positions that may influence authority decisions shall 23 refrain from engaging in any relationship that may adversely 24 affect their judgment in carrying out authority business. To 25 prevent such conflicts of interest and preserve the integrity 26 and transparency of the authority to the public, the following 27 disclosures must be made annually on a disclosure form: 28 (a) Any relationship a board member, employee, or 29 consultant has which affords a current or future financial 30 benefit to such board member, employee, or consultant, or to a 31 relative or business associate of such board member, employee, 32 or consultant, and which a reasonable person would conclude has 33 the potential to create a prohibited conflict of interest. As 34 used in this subsection, the term “relative” has the same 35 meaning as in s. 112.312. 36 (b) Whether a relative of a board member, employee, or 37 consultant is a registered lobbyist, and if so, the names of the 38 lobbyist’s clients. Such names shall be provided in writing to 39 the ethics officer. 40 (c) Any and all interests in real property that a board 41 member, employee, or consultant has, or that a relative, 42 principal, client, or business associate of such board member, 43 employee, or consultant has, if such real property is located 44 within, or within a one-half mile radius of, any actual or 45 prospective authority roadway project. The executive director 46 shall provide a corridor map and a property ownership list 47 reflecting the ownership of all real property within the 48 disclosure area, or an alignment map with a list of associated 49 owners, to all board members, employees, and consultants. 50 (9) The disclosure forms required under subsection (9) must 51 be reviewed by the ethics officer or, if a form is filed by the 52 general counsel, by the executive director. 53 (10) The conflict of interest process shall be outlined in 54 the authority’s code of ethics. 55 (11) Authority employees and consultants are prohibited 56 from serving on the governing body of the authority while 57 employed by or under contract with the authority. 58 (12) The code of ethics policy shall be reviewed and 59 updated by the ethics officer and presented for board approval 60 at a minimum of once every 2 years. 61 (13) Employees shall be adequately informed and trained on 62 the code of ethics and shall continually participate in ongoing 63 ethics education. 64 (14) The requirements in subsections (6) through (14) are 65 in addition to the requirements that the members and the 66 executive director of the authority are required to follow under 67 chapter 112. 68 (15) Violations of subsections (6), (8), and (11) are 69 punishable in accordance with s. 112.317. 70 71 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 72 And the title is amended as follows: 73 Delete lines 23 - 33 74 and insert: 75 under certain circumstances; requiring authority board 76 members, employees, and consultants to make certain 77 annual disclosures; requiring an ethics officer to 78 review such disclosures; requiring the authority code 79 of ethics to include a conflict of interest process; 80 prohibiting authority employees and consultants from 81 serving on the board during their employment or 82 contract period; requiring the code of ethics to be 83 reviewed and updated at least every 2 years; requiring 84 employees to participate in ongoing ethics education; 85 providing penalties; amending s.