(1) There is hereby created in the Department of Corrections the Employee Benefit Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust fund shall be to:
(a) Construct, operate, and maintain training and recreation facilities at correctional facilities for the exclusive use of department employees. Any facility constructed using funds from the Employee Benefit Trust Fund is the property of the department and must provide the maximum benefit to all interested employees, regardless of gender.
(b) Provide funding for employee appreciation programs and activities designed to enhance the morale of employees.
Moneys shall be deposited in the trust fund as provided in s. 945.215.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund. (3) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to administer this section.