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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2078

    By Senator Lawson





    6-1570-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to the Florida Retirement

  3         System; amending s. 121.0515, F.S.; providing

  4         eligibility of certain treatment and

  5         rehabilitation personnel at correctional or

  6         forensic facilities for membership in the

  7         Special Risk Class; providing an effective

  8         date.

  9  

10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

11  

12         Section 1.  Subsection (2) of section 121.0515, Florida

13  Statutes, is amended to read:

14         121.0515  Special risk membership.--

15         (2)  CRITERIA.--A member, to be designated as a special

16  risk member, must meet the following criteria:

17         (a)  The member must be employed as a law enforcement

18  officer and be certified, or required to be certified, in

19  compliance with s. 943.1395; however, sheriffs and elected

20  police chiefs shall be excluded from meeting the certification

21  requirements of this paragraph.  In addition, the member's

22  duties and responsibilities must include the pursuit,

23  apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected law

24  violators; or the member must be an active member of a bomb

25  disposal unit whose primary responsibility is the location,

26  handling, and disposal of explosive devices; or the member

27  must be the supervisor or command officer of a member or

28  members who have such responsibilities; provided, however,

29  administrative support personnel, including, but not limited

30  to, those whose primary duties and responsibilities are in

31  

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 1  accounting, purchasing, legal, and personnel, shall not be

 2  included;

 3         (b)  The member must be employed as a firefighter and

 4  be certified, or required to be certified, in compliance with

 5  s. 633.35 and be employed solely within the fire department of

 6  a local government employer or an agency of state government

 7  with firefighting responsibilities. In addition, the member's

 8  duties and responsibilities must include on-the-scene fighting

 9  of fires, fire prevention, or firefighter training; direct

10  supervision of firefighting units, fire prevention, or

11  firefighter training; or aerial firefighting surveillance

12  performed by fixed-wing aircraft pilots employed by the

13  Division of Forestry of the Department of Agriculture and

14  Consumer Services; or the member must be the supervisor or

15  command officer of a member or members who have such

16  responsibilities; provided, however, administrative support

17  personnel, including, but not limited to, those whose primary

18  duties and responsibilities are in accounting, purchasing,

19  legal, and personnel, shall not be included and further

20  provided that all periods of creditable service in fire

21  prevention or firefighter training, or as the supervisor or

22  command officer of a member or members who have such

23  responsibilities, and for which the employer paid the special

24  risk contribution rate, shall be included;

25         (c)  The member must be employed as a correctional

26  officer and be certified, or required to be certified, in

27  compliance with s. 943.1395.  In addition, the member's

28  primary duties and responsibilities must be the custody, and

29  physical restraint when necessary, of prisoners or inmates

30  within a prison, jail, or other criminal detention facility,

31  or while on work detail outside the facility, or while being

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 1  transported; or the member must be the supervisor or command

 2  officer of a member or members who have such responsibilities;

 3  provided, however, administrative support personnel,

 4  including, but not limited to, those whose primary duties and

 5  responsibilities are in accounting, purchasing, legal, and

 6  personnel, shall not be included; however, wardens and

 7  assistant wardens, as defined by rule, shall participate in

 8  the Special Risk Class;

 9         (d)  The member must be employed by a licensed Advance

10  Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) employer as an

11  emergency medical technician or a paramedic and be certified

12  in compliance with s. 401.27.  In addition, the member's

13  primary duties and responsibilities must include on-the-scene

14  emergency medical care or direct supervision of emergency

15  medical technicians or paramedics, or the member must be the

16  supervisor or command officer of one or more members who have

17  such responsibility.  However, administrative support

18  personnel, including, but not limited to, those whose primary

19  responsibilities are in accounting, purchasing, legal, and

20  personnel, shall not be included;

21         (e)  The member must be employed as a community-based

22  correctional probation officer and be certified, or required

23  to be certified, in compliance with s. 943.1395.  In addition,

24  the member's primary duties and responsibilities must be the

25  supervised custody, surveillance, control, investigation, and

26  counseling of assigned inmates, probationers, parolees, or

27  community controllees within the community; or the member must

28  be the supervisor of a member or members who have such

29  responsibilities. Administrative support personnel, including,

30  but not limited to, those whose primary duties and

31  responsibilities are in accounting, purchasing, legal

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 1  services, and personnel management, shall not be included;

 2  however, probation and parole circuit and deputy circuit

 3  administrators shall participate in the Special Risk Class; or

 4         (f)  The member must be employed in one of the

 5  following classes and must spend at least 75 percent of his or

 6  her time performing duties which involve contact with patients

 7  or inmates in a correctional or forensic facility or

 8  institution:

 9         1.  Dietitian (class codes 5203 and 5204); .

10         2.  Public health nutrition consultant (class code

11  5224);.

12         3.  Psychological specialist (class codes 5230 and

13  5231);.

14         4.  Psychologist (class code 5234);.

15         5.  Senior psychologist (class codes 5237 and 5238);.

16         6.  Regional mental health consultant (class code

17  5240);.

18         7.  Psychological Services Director--DCF (class code

19  5242);.

20         8.  Pharmacist (class codes 5245 and 5246);.

21         9.  Senior pharmacist (class codes 5248 and 5249);.

22         10.  Dentist (class code 5266);.

23         11.  Senior dentist (class code 5269);.

24         12.  Registered nurse (class codes 5290 and 5291);.

25         13.  Senior registered nurse (class codes 5292 and

26  5293);.

27         14.  Registered nurse specialist (class codes 5294 and

28  5295);.

29         15.  Clinical associate (class codes 5298 and 5299);.

30         16.  Advanced registered nurse practitioner (class

31  codes 5297 and 5300);.

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 1         17.  Advanced registered nurse practitioner specialist

 2  (class codes 5304 and 5305);.

 3         18.  Registered nurse supervisor (class codes 5306 and

 4  5307);.

 5         19.  Senior registered nurse supervisor (class codes

 6  5308 and 5309);.

 7         20.  Registered nursing consultant (class codes 5312

 8  and 5313);.

 9         21.  Quality management program supervisor (class code

10  5314);.

11         22.  Executive nursing director (class codes 5320 and

12  5321);.

13         23.  Speech and hearing therapist (class code 5406); or

14         24.  Pharmacy manager (class code 5251);.

15         25.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation specialist F/C

16  (class code 5791);

17         26.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation specialist

18  (class code 5776);

19         27.  Licensed practical nurse (class code 5599);

20         28.  Behavioral program associate-F/C (class code

21  5762);

22         29.  Behavioral program specialist-F/C (class code

23  5763);

24         30.  Chaplain-F/C (class code 5819);

25         31.  Classroom teacher I-F/C (class code 4146);

26         32.  Classroom teacher II-F/C (class code 4147);

27         33.  Dental assistant-F/C (class code 5633);

28         34.  Dental hygienist-F/C (class code 5642);

29         35.  Human service counselor II-F/C (class code 5937);

30         36.  Human service counselor III-F/C (class code 5941);

31         37.  Human service worker I-F/C (class code 5781);

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 1         38.  Human service worker I (class code 5706);

 2         39.  Human service worker II (class code 5709);

 3         40.  Human service worker II-F/C (class code 5784);

 4         41.  Institutional counselor F/C (class code 5932);

 5         42.  Librarian F/C (class code 4316);

 6         43.  Librarian specialist F/C (class code 4319);

 7         44.  Mental health program analyst F/C (class code

 8  5880);

 9         45.  Rehabilitation therapist F/C (class code 5563);

10         46.  Rehabilitation therapist (class code 5562);

11         47.  Teacher aide F/C (class code 4133);

12         48.  Teacher aide (class code 4142);

13         49.  Therapy aide II-F/C (class code 5558);

14         50.  Vocational instructor II-F/C (class code 1313);

15         51.  Vocational instructor III-F/C (class code 1315);

16         52.  Senior licensed practical nurse-F/C (class code

17  5598);

18         53.  Medical technician I-F/C (class code 5601);

19         54.  Medical technician II-F/C (class code 5804);

20         55.  Senior physician (class code 5281); or

21         56.  Physician (class code 5278);

22         (g)  The member must be employed by the Department of

23  Children and Family Services in one of the following classes

24  and must spend as least 75 percent of his or her time

25  performing duties that involve contact with patients or

26  inmates in a forensic facility or institution:

27         1.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation senior supervisor

28  I-F/C (class code 5793);

29         2.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation senior supervisor

30  II-F/C (class code 5796);

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 1         3.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation supervisor I-F/C

 2  (class code 5786);

 3         4.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation senior supervisor

 4  I (class code 5777);

 5         5.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation senior supervisor

 6  II (class code 5778);

 7         6.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation supervisor III

 8  (class code 5780);

 9         7.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation senior supervisor

10  III-F/C (class code 5799);

11         8.  Unit treatment and rehabilitation supervisor I

12  (class code 5710); or

13         9.  Physician F/C (class code 5728);

14         (h)(g)  The member must be employed as a youth custody

15  officer and be certified, or required to be certified, in

16  compliance with s. 943.1395. In addition, the member's primary

17  duties and responsibilities must be the supervised custody,

18  surveillance, control, investigation, apprehension, arrest,

19  and counseling of assigned juveniles within the community.

20         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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23                          SENATE SUMMARY

24    Makes additional personnel who provide treatment and
      rehabilitation services at correctional or forensic
25    facilities eligible for membership in the Special Risk
      Class of the Florida Retirement System.
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