Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 230
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/RS/2R         .                                
             03/20/2014 02:41 PM       .                                

    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 301 - 363
    4  and insert:
    5         (6) A member or the executive director of the authority may
    6  not:
    7         (a) Personally represent another person or entity for
    8  compensation before the authority for a period of 2 years
    9  following vacation of his or her position.
   10         (b) After retirement or termination, have an employment or
   11  contractual relationship with a business entity other than an
   12  agency as defined in s. 112.312, in connection with a contract
   13  in which the member or executive director personally and
   14  substantially participated in through decision, approval,
   15  disapproval, recommendation, rendering of advice, or
   16  investigation while he or she was a member or employee of the
   17  authority.
   18         (7) A violation of subsection (6) is punishable in
   19  accordance with s. 112.317.
   20         (8) The authority’s general counsel shall serve as the
   21  authority’s ethics officer.
   22         (9) Authority board members, employees, and consultants who
   23  hold positions that may influence authority decisions shall
   24  refrain from engaging in any relationship that may adversely
   25  affect their judgment in carrying out authority business. To
   26  prevent such conflicts of interest and preserve the integrity
   27  and transparency of the authority to the public, the following
   28  disclosures must be made annually on a disclosure form:
   29         (a) Any relationship a board member, employee, or
   30  consultant has which affords a current or future financial
   31  benefit to such board member, employee, or consultant, or to a
   32  relative or business associate of such board member, employee,
   33  or consultant, and which a reasonable person would conclude has
   34  the potential to create a prohibited conflict of interest. As
   35  used in this subsection, the term “relative” has the same
   36  meaning as in s. 112.312.
   37         (b) Whether a relative of a board member, employee, or
   38  consultant is a registered lobbyist, and if so, the names of the
   39  lobbyist’s clients. Such names shall be provided in writing to
   40  the ethics officer.
   41         (c) Any and all interests in real property that a board
   42  member, employee, or consultant has, or that a relative,
   43  principal, client, or business associate of such board member,
   44  employee, or consultant has, if such real property is located
   45  within, or within a one-half mile radius of, any actual or
   46  prospective authority roadway project. The executive director
   47  shall provide a corridor map and a property ownership list
   48  reflecting the ownership of all real property within the
   49  disclosure area, or an alignment map with a list of associated
   50  owners, to all board members, employees, and consultants.
   51         (10) The disclosure forms required under subsection (9)
   52  must be reviewed by the ethics officer or, if a form is filed by
   53  the general counsel, by the executive director.
   54         (11) The conflict of interest process shall be outlined in
   55  the authority’s code of ethics.
   56         (12) Authority employees and consultants are prohibited
   57  from serving on the governing body of the authority while
   58  employed by or under contract with the authority.
   59         (13) The code of ethics policy shall be reviewed and
   60  updated by the ethics officer and presented for board approval
   61  at a minimum of once every 2 years.
   62         (14) Employees shall be adequately informed and trained on
   63  the code of ethics and shall continually participate in ongoing
   64  ethics education.
   65         (15) The requirements in subsections (6) through (14) are
   66  in addition to the requirements that the members and the
   67  executive director of the authority are required to follow under
   68  chapter 112.