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Senate Bill 2616

Senate Bill sb2616c1

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2616

    By the Committee on Natural Resources; and Senator Atwater





    312-2403-04

  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.

20  

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

22  

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.--A water management district is authorized to

28  conduct employment screening for any position of water

29  management district employment or appointment which the water

30  management district finds is critical to security or public

31  safety, or for any private contractor, employee of a private

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2616
    312-2403-04




 1  contractor, vendor, repair person, or delivery person who has

 2  access to any public facility or publicly operated facility

 3  under the water management's jurisdiction which the district

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

 5  district may require each person applying for, or continuing

 6  employment in, any such position or having access to any such

 7  facility to be fingerprinted. The fingerprints shall be

 8  submitted to the Department of Law Enforcement for a state

 9  criminal history record check and to the Federal Bureau of

10  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.

22  

23          STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES CONTAINED IN
                       COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
24                         Senate Bill 2616

25                                 

26  The committee substitute clarifies that each water management
    district has the authority to conduct employment screening,
27  including a criminal history record check and fingerprinting,
    for any private contractor, employee of a contractor, vendor,
28  repair person or delivery person with access to any public
    facility or any publicly operated facility under the
29  jurisdiction of the water management district if the district
    finds that the facility is critical to security or safety.
30  

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