Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS/CS/HB 883, 2nd Eng. Ì861522}Î861522 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Thurston moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (333236) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 4 and 5 5 insert: 6 Section 1. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (7) of 7 section 112.313, Florida Statutes, to read: 8 112.313 Standards of conduct for public officers, employees 9 of agencies, and local government attorneys.— 10 (7) CONFLICTING EMPLOYMENT OR CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP.— 11 (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a public officer of a 12 county or city commission, council, or board may hold an 13 employment or contractual relationship with a law firm when one 14 or more of the firm’s lawyers represents a client before the 15 public officer’s commission, council, or board if the public 16 officer satisfies the following requirements every time a lawyer 17 of the firm appears before the commission, council, or board: 18 1. The public officer abstains from voting on any matter in 19 which the lawyer is appearing, publicly states the reason for 20 the abstention, and provides a written disclosure as prescribed 21 in s. 112.3143(3)(a). 22 2. The public officer recuses himself or herself from any 23 questions, discussions, or debate on any such matter. 24 3. The public officer does not discuss any such matter with 25 another officer of the commission, council, or board, or any 26 staff member thereof. 27 28 A public officer with an employment or contractual relationship 29 with a law firm who fails to satisfy the requirements in this 30 paragraph is deemed to have violated this subsection. 31 32 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 33 And the title is amended as follows: 34 Between lines 123 and 124 35 insert: 36 112.313, F.S.; authorizing specified public officers 37 to have a contractual or employment relationship with 38 certain law firms if designated conditions are met; 39 amending s.