ENROLLED 2019 Legislature SB 180 2019180er 1 2 An act relating to lost or abandoned personal 3 property; amending s. 705.17, F.S.; providing that 4 certain provisions relating to lost or abandoned 5 property do not apply to personal property lost or 6 abandoned on the premises of certain complexes or 7 facilities if certain conditions are met; creating s. 8 705.185, F.S.; providing for the disposal or donation 9 of personal property lost or abandoned on the premises 10 of certain complexes or facilities, in certain 11 circumstances; authorizing the rightful owner of such 12 lost or abandoned personal property to reclaim such 13 property before its disposal or donation; requiring a 14 charitable institution to make a reasonable effort to 15 delete certain information from an electronic device 16 in certain circumstances; providing an effective date. 17 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 19 20 Section 1. Section 705.17, Florida Statutes, is amended to 21 read: 22 705.17 Exceptions.— 23 (1) Sections
The provisions of ss.705.101-705.106 do not 24 apply of this chapter shall not be appliedto any personal 25 property lost or abandoned on the campus of any institution in 26 the State University System or on premises owned or controlled 27 by the operator of a public-use airport having regularly 28 scheduled international passenger service. 29 (2) Sections 705.1015-705.106 do not apply to any personal 30 property lost or abandoned on premises located within a theme 31 park or entertainment complex, as defined in s. 509.013(9), or 32 operated as a zoo, a museum, or an aquarium, or on the premises 33 of a public food service establishment or a public lodging 34 establishment licensed under part I of chapter 509, if the owner 35 or operator of such premises elects to comply with s. 705.185. 36 Section 2. Section 705.185, Florida Statutes, is created to 37 read: 38 705.185 Disposal of personal property lost or abandoned on 39 the premises of certain facilities.—When any lost or abandoned 40 personal property is found on premises located within a theme 41 park or entertainment complex, as defined in s. 509.013(9), or 42 operated as a zoo, a museum, or an aquarium, or on the premises 43 of a public food service establishment or a public lodging 44 establishment licensed under part I of chapter 509, if the owner 45 or operator of such premises elects to comply with this section, 46 any lost or abandoned property must be delivered to such owner 47 or operator, who must take charge of the property and make a 48 record of the date such property was found. If the property is 49 not claimed by its owner within 30 days after it is found, or a 50 longer period of time as may be deemed appropriate by the owner 51 or operator of the premises, the owner or operator of the 52 premises may not sell and must dispose of the property or donate 53 it to a charitable institution that is exempt from federal 54 income tax under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for 55 sale or other disposal as the charitable institution deems 56 appropriate. The rightful owner of the property may reclaim the 57 property from the owner or operator of the premises at any time 58 before the disposal or donation of the property in accordance 59 with this section and the established policies and procedures of 60 the owner or operator of the premises. A charitable institution 61 that accepts an electronic device, as defined in s. 815.03(9), 62 access to which is not secured by a password or other personal 63 identification technology, shall make a reasonable effort to 64 delete all personal data from the electronic device before its 65 sale or disposal. 66 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.