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File Number: 060500
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File Number: 060500 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-297-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM-SPECIAL RISK BENEFITS TO LIFEGUARD Introduced: 2/21/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/7/2006
Agenda Date: 3/7/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A17
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AMEND FLA. STAT. CH. 121, PERTAINING TO THE FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE SPECIAL RISK RETIREMENT BENEFITS TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WORKING AS OCEAN LIFEGUARDS [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 060152]
Indexes: EMPLOYEES
  LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE
  LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 3/7/2006 11A17 Adopted P

County Attorney 2/21/2006 Assigned Monica Maldonado

Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 2/15/2006 2G Amd Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Monica Maldonado read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Seijas asked Assistant County Manager Alex Munoz to provide Committee members with a fiscal impact analysis before this resolution was considered by the County Commission. It was moved by Commissioner Edmonson that the Committee forward the foregoing proposed resolution to the Board of County Commissioners with a Committee amendment(s) to urge the Florida Legislature to amend Chapter 121 of the Florida Statutes, pertaining to the Florida Retirement System, specifically Senate Bill 1396 and House Bill 901. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Moss; and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 6-0.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AMEND FLA. STAT. CH. 121, PERTAINING TO THE FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE SPECIAL RISK RETIREMENT BENEFITS TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WORKING AS OCEAN LIFEGUARDS

BODY
WHEREAS, public employees working as ocean lifeguards are employed in an inherently dangerous profession; and
WHEREAS, ocean lifeguards are regularly called upon to risk their own lives to save the lives of this State's residents and visitors; and
WHEREAS, this Board believes ocean lifeguards deserve to be fairly compensated for the duties they perform and the risks they take; and
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 901 and Senate Bill No. 1396 addressing this issue have been drafted and submitted to members of the Florida legislature for their consideration,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature at its earliest opportunity to amend Fla. Stat. Ch. 121, pertaining to the Florida Retirement System, to provide special risk retirement benefits to public employees working as ocean lifeguards.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Chair and members of the Miami- Dade County State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2006 State Legislative Package.



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