Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 510
       By Senator Brodeur
       9-00816-22                                             2022510__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to financial disclosures for elected
    3         local officers; amending s. 112.3144, F.S.; requiring
    4         specified local officers to file a full and public
    5         disclosure of financial interests; amending s.
    6         112.3145, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
    7         “local officer”; conforming provisions to changes made
    8         by the act; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of
   13  section 112.3144, Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         112.3144 Full and public disclosure of financial
   15  interests.—
   16         (1)
   17         (d)The following local officers must comply with the
   18  financial disclosure requirements of s. 8, Art. II of the State
   19  Constitution and this section:
   20         1.Mayors.
   21         2.City commissioners.
   22         3.Elected members of a city council; town council; village
   23  council; or other governing body of a city, town, or village.
   24         4.City, county, town, or village managers.
   25         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   26  112.3145, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   27         112.3145 Disclosure of financial interests and clients
   28  represented before agencies.—
   29         (1) For purposes of this section, unless the context
   30  otherwise requires, the term:
   31         (a) “Local officer” means:
   32         1. Every person who is elected to office in any political
   33  subdivision of the state, and every person who is appointed to
   34  fill a vacancy for an unexpired term in such an elective office.
   35  The term “local officer” does not include mayors; city
   36  commissioners; elected members of a city council, town council,
   37  or village council or any other governing body of a city, town,
   38  or village; or city, county, town, or village managers.
   39         2. Any appointed member of any of the following boards,
   40  councils, commissions, authorities, or other bodies of any
   41  county, municipality, school district, independent special
   42  district, or other political subdivision of the state:
   43         a. The governing body of the political subdivision, if
   44  appointed;
   45         b. A community college or junior college district board of
   46  trustees;
   47         c. A board having the power to enforce local code
   48  provisions;
   49         d. A planning or zoning board, board of adjustment, board
   50  of appeals, community redevelopment agency board, or other board
   51  having the power to recommend, create, or modify land planning
   52  or zoning within the political subdivision, except for citizen
   53  advisory committees, technical coordinating committees, and such
   54  other groups who only have the power to make recommendations to
   55  planning or zoning boards;
   56         e. A pension board or retirement board having the power to
   57  invest pension or retirement funds or the power to make a
   58  binding determination of one’s entitlement to or amount of a
   59  pension or other retirement benefit; or
   60         f. Any other appointed member of a local government board
   61  who is required to file a statement of financial interests by
   62  the appointing authority or the enabling legislation, ordinance,
   63  or resolution creating the board.
   64         3. Any person holding one or more of the following
   65  positions: mayor; county or city manager; chief administrative
   66  employee of a county, municipality, or other political
   67  subdivision; county or municipal attorney; finance director of a
   68  county, municipality, or other political subdivision; chief
   69  county or municipal building code inspector; county or municipal
   70  water resources coordinator; county or municipal pollution
   71  control director; county or municipal environmental control
   72  director; county or municipal administrator, with power to grant
   73  or deny a land development permit; chief of police; fire chief;
   74  municipal clerk; district school superintendent; community
   75  college president; district medical examiner; or purchasing
   76  agent having the authority to make any purchase exceeding the
   77  threshold amount provided for in s. 287.017 for CATEGORY TWO, on
   78  behalf of any political subdivision of the state or any entity
   79  thereof.
   80         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.