Section 373.6065, Florida Statutes 2001
373.6065 Adoption benefits for water management district employees.--
(1) Any employee of a water management district is eligible to receive monetary benefits for child adoption to the same extent as is an employee of the state, as described in s. 110.152. The employee shall apply for such benefits pursuant to s. 110.15201.
(2) The Comptroller and the Department of Management Services shall transfer funds to water management districts to pay eligible water management district employees for these child adoption monetary benefits in accordance with s. 215.32(1)(c)5., as long as funds remain available for the program described under s. 110.152.
(3) Parental leave for eligible water management district employees shall be provided according to the policies and procedures of the individual water management district in existence at the time eligibility is determined.
(4) Each water management district shall develop means of implementing these monetary adoption benefits for water management district employees, consistent with its current practices. Water management district rules, policies, guidelines, or procedures so implemented will remain valid and enforceable as long as they do not conflict with the express terms of s. 110.152.
History.--s. 19, ch. 2001-256.