Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 78
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Rodrigues) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 57 - 90
    4  and insert:
    5         3.This paragraph does not apply to law enforcement
    6  officers as defined in s. 943.10(1) or firefighters as defined
    7  in s. 633.102.
    8         Section 2. Section 447.303, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    9  read:
   10         447.303 Dues; deduction and collection.—
   11         (1)An Any employee organization that which has been
   12  certified as a bargaining agent has shall have the right to have
   13  its dues and uniform assessments deducted and collected by the
   14  employer from the salaries of those employees who authorize the
   15  deduction of said dues and uniform assessments.
   16         (2)(a)Deductions shall commence when the employer receives
   17  a signed deduction authorization form from the bargaining agent
   18  and confirms with the employee, electronically or by other
   19  means, that he or she authorized the deduction of dues and
   20  uniform assessments. The employer must make such confirmation
   21  within 30 days after receiving the signed deduction
   22  authorization form.
   23         (b)An employee’s authorization to deduct dues and uniform
   24  assessments remains in effect until the members of the
   25  bargaining unit approve a new collective bargaining agreement
   26  with the public employer or for 3 years after the date on which
   27  the deduction begins, whichever is earlier.
   28         (c)This subsection does not apply to law enforcement
   29  officers as defined in s. 943.10(1) or firefighters as defined
   30  in s. 633.102.
   31         (3)Notwithstanding paragraph (2)(b), However, such
   32  authorization is revocable at the employee’s request upon 30
   33  days’ written notice to the employer and employee organization.
   34  Said deductions shall commence upon the bargaining agent’s
   35  written request to the employer.
   36         (4) Reasonable costs to the employer of said deductions is
   37  shall be a proper subject of collective bargaining.
   38         (5) Such right to deduction, unless revoked under pursuant
   39  to s. 447.507, is shall be in force for so long as the employee
   40  organization remains the certified bargaining agent for the
   41  employees in the unit.
   42         (6) The public employer is expressly prohibited from any
   43  involvement in the collection of fines, penalties, or special
   44  assessments.
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   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete lines 13 - 18
   49  and insert:
   50         the revocation; providing applicability; amending s.
   51         447.303, F.S.; providing that certain deductions
   52         commence upon the employer’s receipt and confirmation
   53         of the employee’s signed deduction authorization form;
   54         specifying the time period that an employee’s
   55         authorization to deduct dues and uniform assessments
   56         remains in effect; providing applicability; reenacting