Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1312
By Senator Wise
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Florida State Employees’
3 Charitable Campaign; amending s. 110.181, F.S.;
4 deleting the power of local steering committees to
5 direct the distribution of undesignated funds;
6 requiring such undesignated campaign funds to be
7 shared proportionally by the participating charitable
8 organizations based on the percentage of designations
9 in each area; providing an effective date.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 110.181, Florida
14 Statutes, is amended to read:
15 110.181 Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign.—
16 (2) SELECTION OF FISCAL AGENTS; COST.—
17 (a) The Department of Management Services shall select
18 through the competitive procurement process a fiscal agent or
19 agents to receive, account for, and distribute charitable
20 contributions among participating charitable organizations.
21 (b) The fiscal agent shall withhold the reasonable costs
22 for conducting the campaign and for accounting and distribution
23 to the participating organizations and shall reimburse the
24 department the actual cost, not to exceed 1 percent of gross
25 pledges, for coordinating the campaign in accordance with the
26 rules of the department. In any fiscal year in which the
27 Legislature specifically appropriates to the department its
28 total costs for coordinating the campaign from the General
29 Revenue Fund, the fiscal agent is not required to reimburse such
30 costs to the department under this subsection. Otherwise,
31 reimbursement will be the difference between actual costs and
32 the amount appropriated.
33 (c) The fiscal agent shall furnish the department and
34 participating charitable organizations a report of the
35 accounting and distribution activities. Records relating to
36 these activities shall be open for inspection upon reasonable
37 notice and request.
38 (d) A local steering committee shall be established in each
39 fiscal agent area to assist in conducting the campaign
40 direct the distribution of undesignated funds remaining after
41 partial distribution pursuant to paragraph (e). The committee
42 shall be composed of state employees selected by the fiscal
43 agent from among recommendations provided by interested
44 participating organizations, if any, and approved by the
45 Statewide Steering Committee.
46 (e) Participating charitable organizations that provide
47 direct services in a local fiscal agent’s area shall receive the
48 same percentage of undesignated funds as the percentage of
49 designated funds they receive in the campaign. The payment of
50 each charity’s share of undesignated funds shall be distributed
51 in the same manner as the designations. The undesignated funds
52 remaining following allocation to these charitable organizations
53 shall be distributed by the local steering committee.
54 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.