Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 052345
   

File Number: 052345 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 05-122 Control:
File Name: ORD. RELATING TO PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM Introduced: 8/11/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/21/2005
Agenda Date: 6/21/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7A
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 051536] Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-33 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RELATING TO THE PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM; IMPOSING IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRING PROOF OF EITHER U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR LEGAL IMMIGRANT STATUS ON PERSONS VOLUNTEERING AND WORKING FOR PROGRAMMING PARTNERS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 051536]
Indexes: PARKS
  SECURITY
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/21/2005 7A Amended Adopted as amended P
REPORT: The Board adopted the foregoing ordinance as amended to rename a section of the Code to the Shannon Melendi Act; and that the provisions in Section 26-33 of the code include all fair and carnival employees or agents who will have direct contact with children under the age of 18 while serving in a Miami-Dade County park, as moved by Commissioner Souto.

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-33 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RELATING TO THE PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM; IMPOSING IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRING PROOF OF EITHER U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR LEGAL IMMIGRANT STATUS ON PERSONS VOLUNTEERING AND WORKING FOR PROGRAMMING PARTNERS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to enhance security at County parks facilities by creating additional requirements in Section 26-33 of the Code of Miami-Dade County relating to Programming Partners,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 26-33 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Sec. 26-33. [[Background Checks]] >>The Shannon Melendi Act<<

>>A.<< All Programming Partner staff and volunteers who will have direct contact with program participants, at their expense, must show proof of official statewide background checks (either through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Miami-Dade Police) for substance abuse, family violence and crimes of moral turpitude. The Department will seek a cooperative agreement with the Miami-Dade Police Department to provide such services at a discount for Partners. >>All Programming Partner staff must show proof of legal immigrant status in the United States. The Programming Partner shall keep records of all background checks and proof of legal immigrant status.

B. All Programming Partner staff and permanent volunteer coaches shall wear a picture identification at all times while on County property and at all times when in direct contact with program participants.

C. All fair and carnival employees or agents who will have direct contact with children under the age of 18 in a Miami-Dade County park, shall, at their expense, show proof of official statewide background checks (either through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Miami-Dade Police) for substance abuse, family violence and crimes of moral turpitude. All fair and carnival employees or agents working in a Miami-Dade County park must show either proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigrant status in the United States. The employer of any fair or carnival employee serving in a Miami-Dade County park shall keep records of all background checks and proof of legal immigrant status.

D. All fair and carnival employees or agents who will have direct contact with children under the age of 18 in a Miami-Dade County park shall wear a picture identification at all times while on County property and at all times when in direct contact with program participants. <<

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.


Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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