10-27-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #10


Title
Adoption of Resolution Supporting the Current Version of the Draft Bill Entitled Misuse of Public Office Act

Discussion

The Florida Today, as part of Gannett Newspapers, has worked on legislation to close the loopholes in the current statutes regulating ethics of public officials in the State of Florida. The legislation makes contractors that are hired to complete a government function or act as a government unit to be considered public employees subjected to ethics laws. Additionally, the draft legislation also eliminates the requirement that a prosecution of a public official for an ethics violation must prove the official had the intent to commit the violation.

Brevard Public Schools believes that this legislation will further the ability to prosecute corrupt government officials. It is important to ensure public trust of government officials and that the public process is free of corruption.  This legislation will hopefully make it easier for the public to have trust in our local and state government processes.



Recommendation
Adopt the resolution supporting the current version of the draft bill entitled Misuse of Public Office Act.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/27/2015

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Tammy Aguirre, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, x401.


Attachment:  Resolution for Support of Draft Bill.pdf
Attachment:  Draft Bill - Misuse of Public Office Act.pdf