Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 756
       By Senator Bullard
       39-00868-15                                            2015756__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 1010.88,
    3         F.S.; creating the Safe Schools Trust Fund within the
    4         Department of Education; providing for sources of
    5         funds and purposes; providing for annual carryforward
    6         of trust fund balances; providing for future review
    7         and termination or re-creation of the trust fund;
    8         providing a contingent effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 1010.88, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         1010.88 Safe Schools Trust Fund.—
   15         (1) There is created the Safe Schools Trust Fund within the
   16  department. Funds credited to the trust fund shall consist of
   17  the funds deposited under s. 212.20(6)(d) and any other funds as
   18  provided by law.
   19         (2) The trust fund balance shall be allocated by the
   20  department to school districts governed by this chapter to fund
   21  expenses under s. 790.0535, s. 1006.025(4), and, to the extent
   22  funds remain, additional projects and programs to improve the
   23  safety of students while they are within school safety zones as
   24  defined in s. 810.0975.
   25         (3) Notwithstanding s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351,
   26  any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year
   27  shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall
   28  be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
   29         (4) In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State
   30  Constitution, the trust fund shall, unless terminated sooner, be
   31  terminated on July 1, 2019. Before its scheduled termination,
   32  the trust fund shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1).
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   34  SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   35  is enacted in the same legislative session or an extension
   36  thereof and becomes law, and only if this act is enacted by a
   37  three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the
   38  Legislature.