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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
Chapter 288
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Section 288.809, Florida Statutes 2003

288.809  Florida Intergovernmental Relations Foundation; use of property; board of directors; audit.--

(1)  DEFINITIONS.--For the purposes of this section, the term:

(a)  "Florida Intergovernmental Relations Foundation" means a direct-support organization:

1.  Which is a corporation not for profit that is incorporated under the provisions of chapter 617 and approved by the Department of State;

2.  Which is organized and operated exclusively to solicit, receive, hold, invest, and administer property and, subject to the approval of the Department of State, to make expenditures to or for the promotion of intergovernmental relations programs; and

3.  Which the Department of State, after review, has certified to be operating in a manner consistent with the policies and goals of the department.

(b)  "Personal services" includes full-time or part-time personnel, as well as payroll processing.

(2)  USE OF PROPERTY.--The department:

(a)  Is authorized to permit the use of property, facilities, and personal services of the department by the foundation, subject to the provisions of this section.

(b)  Shall prescribe conditions with which the foundation must comply in order to use property, facilities, or personal services of the department. Such conditions shall provide for budget and audit review and for oversight by the department.

(c)  Shall not permit the use of property, facilities, or personal services of the foundation if the foundation does not provide equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or religion.

(3)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS.--The board of directors of the foundation shall be composed of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State, of whom no more than three shall be employees or elected officials of the state.

(4)  ANNUAL AUDIT.--The foundation shall provide for an annual financial audit in accordance with s. 215.981. The identity of a donor or prospective donor to the foundation who desires to remain anonymous and all information identifying such donor or prospective donor are confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Such anonymity shall be maintained in the auditor's report.

History.--s. 67, ch. 90-201; s. 9, ch. 91-5; s. 26, ch. 91-201; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 11, ch. 92-299; s. 225, ch. 95-148; s. 2, ch. 95-369; s. 75, ch. 96-320; s. 143, ch. 96-406; s. 93, ch. 2001-266.

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