Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1014
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Baxley) recommended the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    2  
    3         Between lines 113 and 114
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Section 1012.8552, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1012.8552Collective bargaining.—
    8         (1)In addition to s. 447.305(2), an employee organization
    9  that has been certified as the bargaining agent for a unit of
   10  instructional personnel employed by a Florida College System
   11  institution must include for each such certified bargaining unit
   12  the following information and documentation in its application
   13  for renewal of registration:
   14         (a)The number of employees in the bargaining unit who are
   15  eligible for representation by the employee organization on the
   16  date the application is filed.
   17         (b)The number of employees who are represented by the
   18  employee organization, specifying the number of members who pay
   19  dues and the number of members who do not pay dues.
   20         (c)Documentation provided by the institution verifying the
   21  information provided in paragraphs (a) and (b).
   22         (d)Documentation provided by the institution verifying
   23  that it was provided a copy of the employee organization’s
   24  application for renewal of registration.
   25         (2)An application for renewal of registration is
   26  incomplete and is not eligible for consideration by the Public
   27  Employees Relations Commission if it does not include all of the
   28  information and documentation required in subsection (1). The
   29  commission shall notify the employee organization if the
   30  application is incomplete. Any incomplete application must be
   31  dismissed if the required information and documentation are not
   32  provided within 10 days after the employee organization receives
   33  such notice.
   34         (3)Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 447 relating
   35  to collective bargaining, an employee organization whose dues
   36  paying membership is less than 50 percent of the employees
   37  eligible for representation in the bargaining unit must petition
   38  the Public Employees Relations Commission pursuant to s.
   39  447.307(2) and (3) for recertification as the exclusive
   40  representative of all employees in the bargaining unit within 1
   41  month after the date on which the employee organization applies
   42  for renewal of registration pursuant to s. 447.305(2). The
   43  certification of an employee organization that does not comply
   44  with this subsection is revoked.
   45         (4)A Florida College System institution may challenge an
   46  employee organization’s application for renewal of registration
   47  if the institution believes that the application is inaccurate.
   48  The commission or one of its designated agents shall review the
   49  application to determine its accuracy and compliance with this
   50  section. If the commission finds that the application is
   51  inaccurate or does not comply with this section, the commission
   52  shall revoke the registration and certification of the employee
   53  organization.
   54         Section 3. Section 1012.916, Florida Statutes, is created
   55  to read:
   56         1012.916 Collective bargaining.—
   57         (1)In addition to s. 447.305(2), an employee organization
   58  that has been certified as the bargaining agent for a unit of
   59  instructional personnel employed by a State University System
   60  institution must include for each such certified bargaining unit
   61  the following information and documentation in its application
   62  for renewal of registration:
   63         (a)The number of employees in the bargaining unit who are
   64  eligible for representation by the employee organization on the
   65  date the application is filed.
   66         (b)The number of employees who are represented by the
   67  employee organization, specifying the number of members who pay
   68  dues and the number of members who do not pay dues.
   69         (c)Documentation provided by the institution verifying the
   70  information provided in paragraphs (a) and (b).
   71         (d)Documentation provided by the institution verifying
   72  that it was provided a copy of the employee organization’s
   73  application for renewal of registration.
   74         (2)An application for renewal of registration is
   75  incomplete and is not eligible for consideration by the Public
   76  Employees Relations Commission if it does not include all of the
   77  information and documentation required in subsection (1). The
   78  commission shall notify the employee organization if the
   79  application is incomplete. Any incomplete application must be
   80  dismissed if the required information and documentation are not
   81  provided within 10 days after the employee organization receives
   82  such notice.
   83         (3)Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 447 relating
   84  to collective bargaining, an employee organization whose dues
   85  paying membership is less than 50 percent of the employees
   86  eligible for representation in the bargaining unit must petition
   87  the commission pursuant to s. 447.307(2) and (3) for
   88  recertification as the exclusive representative of all employees
   89  in the bargaining unit within 1 month after the date on which
   90  the employee organization applies for renewal of registration
   91  pursuant to s. 447.305(2). The certification of an employee
   92  organization that does not comply with this section is revoked.
   93         (4)A State University System institution may challenge an
   94  employee organization’s application for renewal of registration
   95  if the institution believes that the application is inaccurate.
   96  The commission or one of its designated agents shall review the
   97  application to determine its accuracy and compliance with this
   98  section. If the commission finds that the application is
   99  inaccurate or does not comply with this section, the commission
  100  shall revoke the registration and certification of the employee
  101  organization.
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  103  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  104  And the title is amended as follows:
  105         Delete line 39
  106  and insert:
  107         subject to certain rules, to adopt policies; creating
  108         s. 1012.8552, F.S.; requiring an employee organization
  109         certified as the bargaining agent for a unit of
  110         Florida College System institution instructional
  111         personnel to include specified information and
  112         documentation in an application for registration
  113         renewal; providing that certain applications are
  114         incomplete; providing procedures for incomplete
  115         applications; requiring certain employee organizations
  116         to petition the commission for recertification;
  117         authorizing a Florida College System institution to
  118         challenge an employee organization’s application;
  119         requiring the commission to review a challenged
  120         application and revoke an employee organization’s
  121         registration and certification in certain
  122         circumstances; creating s. 1012.916, F.S.; requiring
  123         an employee organization certified as the bargaining
  124         agent for a unit of State University System
  125         institution instructional personnel to include
  126         specified information and documentation in an
  127         application for registration renewal; providing that
  128         certain applications are incomplete; providing
  129         procedures for incomplete applications; requiring
  130         certain employee organizations to petition the
  131         commission for recertification; authorizing a State
  132         University System institution to challenge an employee
  133         organization’s application; requiring the commission
  134         to review a challenged application and revoke an
  135         employee organization’s registration and certification
  136         in certain circumstances; providing