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. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 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
permitthe 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 FloridaCabinet. 78 (8) This section is repealed October 1, 2018, unless79 reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature.80 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.