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Senate Bill 3182

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    2004 Legislature                        SB 3182, 1st Engrossed


  2         An act relating to Broward County; amending

  3         chapter 2000-461, Laws of Florida, relating to

  4         the Children's Services Council of Broward

  5         County; increasing the membership of the

  6         council; revising the requirements concerning

  7         delivery of the written budget to Broward

  8         County; revising procedures concerning levying

  9         of ad valorem taxes; providing expenditure

10         authority and procedures for budgeted funds up

11         to $5,000; authorizing expenditures by

12         electronic wire transfers under specified

13         procedures; providing an effective date.


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


17         Section 1.  Section 3 of chapter 2000-461, Laws of

18  Florida, is amended to read:

19         Section 3.  Membership.--Such council shall consist of

20  11 10 members, including:

21         (1)  The senior administrator of the Broward County

22  Health Department; the superintendent of schools; a local

23  school board member, chosen by a majority of the School Board

24  of Broward County; the district administrator from district X

25  of the Department of Children and Family Services, or his or

26  her designee who is a member of the Senior Management Service

27  or of the Selected Exempt Service; one member of the County

28  Commission, chosen by a majority of the Broward County Board

29  of County Commissioners; and a judge assigned to juvenile

30  cases who shall sit as a voting member of the board, except

31  that said judge shall not vote or participate in the setting


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 1  of ad valorem taxes under this section. The chief judge of the

 2  17th judicial circuit shall designate which judge shall serve

 3  on the board. All of the proceeding members shall serve 4-year

 4  terms effective January 2, 2001.

 5         (2)  The remaining five members shall be appointed by

 6  the Governor, and shall, to the extent possible, represent the

 7  demographic diversity of the population of Broward County.

 8  After soliciting recommendations from the public, the Broward

 9  County Board of County Commissioners shall submit to the

10  Governor the names of at least three persons for each vacancy

11  occurring among the five members to be appointed by the

12  Governor, and the Governor shall appoint members to the

13  council from the candidates nominated. The Governor shall make

14  a selection within a 45-day period or request a new list of

15  candidates. All members appointed by the Governor shall have

16  been residents of the county for the previous 24-month period.

17  Such members shall be appointed for 4-year terms, except that

18  the length of the terms of the initial appointees shall be for

19  2 years. The Governor may remove a member for cause or upon

20  the written petition of a majority of the County Commission

21  plus one. If any of the members of the council required to be

22  appointed by the Governor under the provisions of this

23  subsection shall resign, die, or be removed from office, the

24  vacancy thereby created shall, as soon as practicable, be

25  filled by appointment by the Governor, using the same method

26  as the original appointment, and such appointment to fill a

27  vacancy shall be for the unexpired term of the person who

28  resigns, dies, or is removed from office.

29         Section 2.  Section 5 of chapter 2000-461, Laws of

30  Florida, is amended to read:

31         Section 5.  Fiscal Year.--


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 1         (1)  The fiscal year of the District shall be the same

 2  as that of Broward County.

 3         (2)  On or before July 1 of each year, the Children's

 4  Services Council of Broward County shall prepare and adopt a

 5  tentative an annual written budget of its expected income and

 6  expenditures, including a contingency fund. The tentative

 7  annual written budget shall be certified and delivered to the

 8  Board of County Commissioners on or before July 1 of each

 9  year. Included in each tentative annual certified budget shall

10  be an estimate of the millage rate necessary to be applied to

11  raise the funds budgeted for expenditures, which millage rate

12  shall not exceed a maximum of 50 cents for each $1,000 of

13  assessed valuation of all properties within the County which

14  are subject to County taxes. The adopted budget and final

15  millage rate shall be certified and delivered to the Board of

16  County Commissioners within 15 days following the council's

17  adoption of the final budget and millage rate pursuant to

18  chapter 200, Florida Statutes.

19         (3)  The budget of the Children's Services Council so

20  certified and delivered to the Board of County Commissioners

21  shall not be subject to change or modification by the Board of

22  County Commissioners or any other authority.

23         Section 3.  Section 6 of chapter 2000-461, Laws of

24  Florida, is amended to read:

25         Section 6.  Levying of Ad Valorem Taxes.--In order to

26  provide funds for the Children's Services Council of Broward

27  County, the council may levy ad valorem taxes annually on all

28  taxable property in the County in an amount not to exceed

29  one-half mill, provided that the authority to levy such taxes

30  has been approved by a majority vote of the electors of the

31  District voting in the Countywide Election to be held in


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 1  accordance with the requirements of the constitution and the

 2  laws of Florida and as set forth in this act. The council

 3  shall compute a proposed millage rate within the

 4  voter-approved cap necessary to fund the tentative budget and,

 5  prior to adopting a final budget, comply with the provisions

 6  of section 200.065, Florida Statutes, relating to the method

 7  of fixing millage, and shall fix the final millage rate by

 8  resolution of the council. The tax shall be assessed, levied,

 9  and collected in the same manner and at the same time as is

10  provided by law of the levy, collection, and enforcement of

11  collection of County taxes. All tax money collected under this

12  act, as soon after the collection thereof as is reasonably

13  practicable, shall be paid directly to the Children's Services

14  Council by the Tax Collector of the County and all other

15  applicable County officials. The moneys so received by the

16  Children's Services Council, shall be deposited in a special

17  bank account, shall be withdrawn only by checks signed by the

18  chair of the council and counter-signed by one other member of

19  the council, who shall be so authorized by the council. The

20  chair and other member of the council who signs its checks

21  shall each give a surety bond in the amount of $1,000 which

22  bond shall be conditioned that each shall faithfully discharge

23  the duties of their office. No other member of the council

24  shall be required to give bond or other security. No funds of

25  the council shall be expended except by check as aforesaid,

26  except expenditures of petty cash account which shall not at

27  any time exceed $100. All expenditures from petty cash shall

28  be recorded on the books and records of the Children's

29  Services Council. No funds of the council, except the

30  expenditure of petty cash or issuance of checks made payable

31  for sums no greater than $5,000, shall be expended without


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 1  prior approval of the council, in addition to the budgeting

 2  thereof. Budgeted expenditures of $5,000 or less that have not

 3  received prior council approval shall be authorized only upon

 4  approval of the chief executive officer of the council and

 5  shall be reported to the council by written report on a

 6  monthly basis. For purposes of this section, electronic wire

 7  transfers shall be deemed checks if written authorization for

 8  each wire transfer is obtained from the council chair and by

 9  an authorized council member.

10         Section 4.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

11  law.






















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