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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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.