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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to collective bargaining for certain
    3         public employees; amending s. 447.203, F.S.;
    4         specifying that for purposes of resolving an impasse
    5         the sheriff, the tax collector, the property
    6         appraiser, the supervisor of elections, and the clerk
    7         of the circuit court are each deemed the “legislative
    8         body” for their respective employees; providing that
    9         in a county that has expressly abolished the office of
   10         any constitutional officer, such duties are
   11         transferred to the officer as provided for under the
   12         county charter if the charter is not inconsistent with
   13         general law or a special law approved by a vote of the
   14         electors; providing that if the sheriff has contracted
   15         with another governmental body to act as the employer
   16         for certain employees, that body is the legislative
   17         body for those employees; providing an effective date.
   18  
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20  
   21         Section 1. Subsection (10) of section 447.203, Florida
   22  Statutes, is amended to read:
   23         447.203 Definitions.—As used in this part:
   24         (10) “Legislative body” means the State Legislature, the
   25  board of county commissioners, the district school board, the
   26  governing body of a municipality, or the governing body of an
   27  instrumentality or unit of government having authority to
   28  appropriate funds and establish policy governing the terms and
   29  conditions of employment and which, as the case may be, is the
   30  appropriate legislative body for the bargaining unit.
   31         (a) For purposes of s. 447.403, the Board of Governors of
   32  the State University System, or the board’s designee, is shall
   33  be deemed to be the legislative body with respect to all
   34  employees of each constituent state university.
   35         (b) For purposes of s. 447.403 the board of trustees of a
   36  community college is shall be deemed to be the legislative body
   37  with respect to all employees of the community college.
   38         (c) For purposes of s. 447.403, and as sovereign
   39  constitutional officers under s. 1(d), Art. VIII of the State
   40  Constitution, the sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser,
   41  supervisor of elections, and clerk of the circuit court are each
   42  deemed to be the legislative body for their respective
   43  employees. However, if provided by a county charter that was
   44  approved by a vote of the electors of the county and that
   45  expressly abolished the office of the sheriff, tax collector,
   46  property appraiser, supervisor of elections, or clerk of the
   47  court and expressly transferred all duties prescribed by general
   48  law to an elected or appointed charter officer, that officer is
   49  subject to such charter if the charter is not inconsistent with
   50  general law or with a special law approved by a vote of the
   51  electors under s. 1(g), Art. VIII of the State Constitution.
   52         (d)Notwithstanding paragraph (c), if the sheriff has
   53  contracted with another governmental body to function as the
   54  employer for firefighters as defined in s. 633.30, emergency
   55  medical technicians as defined in s. 401.23, or paramedics as
   56  defined in s. 401.23, that governmental body is the legislative
   57  body for those employees.
   58         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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