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Senate Bill 2616

Senate Bill sb2616

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2616

    By Senator Atwater

    25-1262A-04                                        See HB 1185

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to water management district

  3         employees, appointees, and contractors;

  4         creating s. 373.6055, F.S.; authorizing water

  5         management districts to require the screening

  6         of an employee, appointee, or applicant for a

  7         position critical to security or public safety;

  8         authorizing the screening of a contractor or an

  9         employee thereof, vendor, repair person, or

10         delivery person who has access to certain

11         public facilities; requiring that fingerprints

12         of applicants and employees be submitted to the

13         Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal

14         Bureau of Investigation for a check of criminal

15         history records; authorizing the county or

16         municipality to use information obtained from a

17         criminal history record check to determine a

18         person's eligibility for employment or

19         appointment; providing an effective date.


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


23         Section 1.  Section 373.6055, Florida Statutes, is

24  created to read:

25         373.6055  Criminal history record checks for certain

26  water management district employees, appointees, and

27  contractors.--Notwithstanding chapter 435, a water management

28  district is authorized to conduct employment screening for any

29  position of water management district employment or

30  appointment which the water management district finds is

31  critical to security or public safety, or for any private


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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2616
    25-1262A-04                                        See HB 1185

 1  contractor, employee of a private contractor, vendor, repair

 2  person, or delivery person who has access to any public

 3  facility or publicly operated facility the water management

 4  district finds is critical to security or safety. The water

 5  management district may require each person applying for, or

 6  continuing employment in, any such position or having access

 7  to any such facility to be fingerprinted. The fingerprints

 8  shall be submitted to the Department of Law Enforcement for a

 9  state criminal history record check and to the Federal Bureau

10  of Investigation for a national criminal history record check.

11  The information obtained from the criminal history record

12  checks conducted pursuant to the policy may be used by the

13  water management district to determine an applicant's

14  eligibility for employment or appointment and to determine an

15  employee's eligibility for continued employment. This section

16  is not intended to preempt or prevent any other background

17  screening, including, but not limited to, criminal history

18  background checks, that a water management district may

19  lawfully undertake.

20         Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

21  law.












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