HB 1023 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 A bill to be entitled An act relating to labor organizations; amending s. 447.307, F.S.; requiring certain certified bargaining agents to recertify as an employee organization by a specified date; providing application; providing an effective date. Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 447.307, Florida Statutes, to read: 447.307 Certification of employee organization.(5) A certified bargaining agent that represents less than 50 percent of the employees eligible for representation as employee organization members must recertify the employee organization as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of all employees in the unit, pursuant to this section, by July 1, 2011, or the certification of the employee organization as the exclusive bargaining agent for the employees in the bargaining unit is revoked. This subsection does not apply to an employee organization, however organized or constituted, that represents, or seeks to represent, employees who are law enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1), or firefighters, as defined in s. 633.30(1). Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.