Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 932
       By Senator Bracy
       11-00636-18                                            2018932__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the citizen support organization
    3         for Florida Missing Children’s Day; amending s.
    4         683.231, F.S.; abrogating the scheduled repeal of
    5         provisions governing the citizen support organization;
    6         providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 683.231, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   11  read:
   12         683.231 Citizen support organization for Florida Missing
   13  Children’s Day.—
   14         (1) The Department of Law Enforcement may establish a
   15  citizen support organization to provide assistance, funding, and
   16  promotional support for activities authorized for Florida
   17  Missing Children’s Day under s. 683.23.
   18         (2) As used in this section, the term “citizen support
   19  organization” means an organization that is:
   20         (a) A Florida corporation not for profit incorporated under
   21  chapter 617 and approved by the Department of State.
   22         (b) Organized and operated to conduct programs and
   23  activities; raise funds; request and receive grants, gifts, and
   24  bequests of money; acquire, receive, hold, invest, and
   25  administer, in its own name, securities, funds, objects of
   26  value, or other property, either real or personal; and make
   27  expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of the
   28  department in furtherance of Florida Missing Children’s Day.
   29         (3) The citizen support organization is not a registered
   30  lobbyist within the meaning of s. 11.045.
   31         (4) The citizen support organization is specifically
   32  authorized to collect and expend funds to be used for awards;
   33  public awareness and awards ceremonies, workshops, and other
   34  meetings, including distribution materials for public education
   35  and awareness; travel; Internet and web-hosting services;
   36  administrative costs, including personnel costs; costs of
   37  audits; and costs of facilities rental.
   38         (5) The activities of the citizen support organization must
   39  be determined by the department to be consistent with the goals
   40  and mission of the department and in the best interests of the
   41  state and approved in writing by the department to operate for
   42  the direct or indirect benefit of the department. The approval
   43  shall be given in a letter of agreement from the department.
   44         (6)(a) The department may fix and collect charges for the
   45  rental of facilities and properties managed by the department
   46  and may permit, without charge, appropriate use of
   47  administrative services, property, and facilities of the
   48  department by the citizen support organization, subject to this
   49  section. The use must be directly in keeping with the approved
   50  purposes of the citizen support organization and may not be made
   51  at times or places that would unreasonably interfere with
   52  opportunities for the public to use such facilities for
   53  established purposes. Any money received from rentals of
   54  facilities and properties managed by the department may be held
   55  in the Operating Trust Fund of the department or in a separate
   56  depository account in the name of the citizen support
   57  organization and subject to the provisions of the letter of
   58  agreement with the department. The letter of agreement must
   59  provide that any funds held in the separate depository account
   60  in the name of the citizen support organization must revert to
   61  the department if the citizen support organization is no longer
   62  approved by the department to operate in the best interests of
   63  the state.
   64         (b) The department may adopt rules with which a citizen
   65  support organization must comply in order to use department
   66  administrative services, property, or facilities.
   67         (c) The department may not authorize permit the use of any
   68  administrative services, property, or facilities of the state by
   69  a citizen support organization that does not provide equal
   70  membership and employment opportunities to all persons
   71  regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, or national
   72  origin.
   73         (7) The citizen support organization shall provide for an
   74  independent annual financial audit in accordance with s.
   75  215.981. Copies of the audit shall be provided to the
   76  department, the Office of Policy and Budget in the Executive
   77  Office of the Governor, and the Florida Cabinet.
   78         (8) This section is repealed October 1, 2018, unless
   79  reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature.
   80         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.