Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1036
       By Senator Steube
       23-01472-18                                           20181036__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to labor organizations; amending s.
    3         447.305, F.S.; revising the information required to be
    4         included in an application for renewal of registration
    5         of an employee organization; amending s. 447.307,
    6         F.S.; providing for the revocation of certification
    7         under certain conditions; requiring certain employee
    8         organizations to recertify as bargaining agents;
    9         providing nonapplicability with respect to employee
   10         organizations that represent or seek to represent
   11         certain employees; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 447.305, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         447.305 Registration of employee organization.—
   18         (2) A registration granted to an employee organization
   19  pursuant to the provisions of this section shall run for 1 year
   20  from the date of issuance. A registration shall be renewed
   21  annually by filing application for renewal under oath with the
   22  commission, which application shall reflect any changes in the
   23  information provided to the commission in conjunction with the
   24  employee organization’s preceding application for registration
   25  or previous renewal, whichever is applicable. Each application
   26  for renewal of registration shall include a current annual
   27  financial report, signed by its president and treasurer or
   28  corresponding principal officers, containing the following
   29  information in such detail as may be necessary accurately to
   30  disclose its financial condition and operations for its
   31  preceding fiscal year and in such categories as the commission
   32  may prescribe:
   33         (a) Assets and liabilities at the beginning and end of the
   34  fiscal year.;
   35         (b) Receipts of any kind and the sources thereof.;
   36         (c) Salary, allowances, and other direct or indirect
   37  disbursements, including reimbursed expenses, to each officer
   38  and also to each employee who, during such fiscal year, received
   39  more than $10,000 in the aggregate from such employee
   40  organization and any other employee organization affiliated with
   41  it or with which it is affiliated or which is affiliated with
   42  the same national or international employee organization.;
   43         (d) Direct and indirect loans made to any officer,
   44  employee, or member which aggregated more than $250 during the
   45  fiscal year, together with a statement of the purpose, security,
   46  if any, and arrangements for repayment.; and
   47         (e) Direct and indirect loans to any business enterprise,
   48  together with a statement of the purpose, security, if any, and
   49  arrangements for repayment.
   50         (f)For each certified bargaining unit that the registered
   51  employee organization represents, the number of employees:
   52         1.In the bargaining unit who are eligible for
   53  representation by the employee organization.
   54         2.Who are represented by the employee organization,
   55  specifying the number of members who pay dues and the number of
   56  members who do not pay dues.
   57         Section 2. Subsection (5) is added to section 447.307,
   58  Florida Statutes, to read:
   59         447.307 Certification of employee organization.—
   60         (5)(a)If a registered employee organization does not
   61  submit the information required in s. 447.305(2)(f) for a
   62  certified bargaining unit it represents, the employee
   63  organization’s certification for that unit is revoked.
   64         (b)An employee organization that has been certified as the
   65  bargaining agent for a unit whose dues-paying membership is less
   66  than 50 percent of the employees eligible for representation in
   67  that unit must petition the commission pursuant to subsections
   68  (2) and (3) for recertification as the exclusive representative
   69  of all employees in the unit within 1 month after the date on
   70  which the organization applies for renewal of registration
   71  pursuant to s. 447.305(2). The certification of an employee
   72  organization that does not comply with this paragraph is
   73  revoked.
   74         (c)This subsection does not apply to an employee
   75  organization, however organized or constituted, which
   76  represents, or seeks to represent, employees who are law
   77  enforcement officers as defined in s. 943.10(1), correctional
   78  officers as defined in s. 943.10(2), or firefighters as defined
   79  in s. 633.102.
   80         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.