Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1116 By Senator Brandes 24-01048A-20 20201116__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to trust funds; creating s. 944.73, 3 F.S.; creating the State-Operated Institutions Inmate 4 Welfare Trust Fund within the Department of 5 Corrections; providing the purpose of the trust fund; 6 providing for future review and termination or re 7 creation of the trust fund; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 944.73, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 944.73 State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 15 Fund.— 16 (1) The State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare Trust 17 Fund is created within the Department of Corrections. The 18 purpose of the trust fund is to benefit and provide for the 19 welfare of inmates incarcerated in state-operated correctional 20 facilities. 21 (2) Moneys shall be deposited and the expenditures made 22 from the trust fund as provided in s. 945.215. 23 (3) Notwithstanding s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, 24 any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year 25 shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall 26 be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund. 27 (4) In accordance with s. 19(f), Art. III of the State 28 Constitution, the State-Operated Institutions Inmate Welfare 29 Trust Fund, unless terminated sooner, shall be terminated on 30 July 1, 2024. Before its scheduled termination, the trust fund 31 shall be reviewed as provided in s. 215.3206(1) and (2). 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.