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Title XIX
PUBLIC BUSINESS
Chapter 281
SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
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CHAPTER 281
CHAPTER 281
SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
281.01 Definitions.
281.02 Powers and duties of the Department of Management Services with respect to firesafety and security.
281.03 Incident reports and record retention.
281.06 Contracts with counties, municipalities, or licensed private security agencies.
281.07 Rules; Facilities Program; traffic regulation.
281.08 Equipment.
281.301 Security and firesafety systems; records and meetings exempt from public access or disclosure.
281.01 Definitions.For the purposes of ss. 281.01-281.08, the term “Capitol Complex” includes that portion of Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, commonly referred to as the Capitol, the Historic Capitol, the Senate Office Building, the House Office Building, the Knott Building, the Pepper Building, the Holland Building, and the curtilage of each, including the state-owned lands and public streets adjacent thereto within an area bounded by and including Monroe Street, Jefferson Street, Duval Street, and Gaines Street. The term shall also include the State Capital Circle Office Complex located in Leon County, Florida.
History.s. 4, ch. 2002-21.
281.02 Powers and duties of the Department of Management Services with respect to firesafety and security.The Department of Management Services has the following powers and duties with respect to firesafety and security:
(1) To assist the State Fire Marshal in maintaining the firesafety of public buildings pursuant to s. 633.218.
(2) To make provision by rule, contract, lease, or interagency agreement for the security of all state-owned property leased from the Department of Management Services, excluding state universities and custodial institutions, the Capitol Complex, the Governor’s mansion and the grounds thereof, and the Supreme Court. For these purposes, security shall include the safety and security of occupants and visitors to state-owned property, appropriate law enforcement response to complaints relating to criminal activity or security threats, the development of emergency procedures and evacuation routes in the event of fire or disaster, and ensuring that such procedures and routes are known to those persons occupying such property.
(3) To employ guards and administrative, clerical, technical, and other personnel as may be required.
(4) To train employees and make provision for the training of agents, guards, and employees of tenant agencies in security and emergency procedures.
(5) To make provision for the enforcement of rules governing the regulation of traffic and parking on state-owned property, including, but not limited to, issuing citations for the violation of such rules or the traffic laws of the state or any county or municipality and impounding illegally or wrongfully parked vehicles.
(6) To delegate or assign duties and responsibilities furthering the provision of security as required and authorized by this section to any state agency occupying such state-owned property. Security requirements may be included in lease agreements or established by department rule.
History.s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 6, ch. 84-143; s. 4, ch. 84-274; s. 64, ch. 85-80; s. 2, ch. 91-54; s. 218, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 58, ch. 98-279; s. 29, ch. 99-399; s. 5, ch. 2002-21; s. 132, ch. 2013-183.
Note.Former s. 287.35.
281.03 Incident reports and record retention.The Department of Management Services shall make provision for the collection and retention of copies of reports relating to criminal activity or other safety-related and security-related incidents occurring on state-owned property for use in ongoing security planning and to fulfill its responsibilities under s. 281.02.
History.s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 7, ch. 84-143; s. 5, ch. 84-274; s. 65, ch. 85-80; s. 3, ch. 91-54; s. 59, ch. 98-279; s. 30, ch. 99-399; s. 6, ch. 2002-21.
Note.Former s. 287.36.
281.06 Contracts with counties, municipalities, or licensed private security agencies.The Department of Management Services may contract with any county, municipality, or licensed private security agency to provide and maintain the security of state-owned property, and the safety and security of occupants and visitors thereof, pursuant to ss. 281.02-281.08 upon such terms as the department may deem to be in the best interest of the state.
History.s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 8, ch. 84-274; s. 6, ch. 91-54; s. 62, ch. 98-279; s. 42, ch. 99-13; s. 33, ch. 99-399; ss. 8, 9, ch. 2002-21.
Note.Former s. 287.39.
281.07 Rules; Facilities Program; traffic regulation.
(1) The Department of Management Services shall adopt and promulgate rules to govern the administration, operation, and management of the Facilities Program and to regulate traffic and parking on state-owned property, including the Capitol Complex, which rules are not in conflict with any state law or county or municipal ordinance, and to carry out the provisions of ss. 281.02-281.08.
(2) Political subdivisions and municipalities may enact and enforce ordinances on the violation of traffic and parking rules provided in subsection (1).
History.s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 1, ch. 81-26; s. 1, ch. 83-336; s. 9, ch. 84-274; s. 7, ch. 91-54; s. 219, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 43, ch. 99-13; s. 34, ch. 99-399; s. 10, ch. 2002-21.
Note.Former s. 287.43.
281.08 Equipment.The Department of Management Services is specifically authorized to purchase, sell, trade, rent, lease, and maintain all necessary equipment, motor vehicles, communication systems, housing facilities, and office space, and perform any other acts necessary for the proper administration of ss. 281.02-281.08, pursuant to part I of chapter 287.
History.s. 2, ch. 76-247; s. 10, ch. 84-274; s. 8, ch. 91-54; s. 32, ch. 91-224; s. 195, ch. 95-148; s. 63, ch. 98-279; s. 44, ch. 99-13; s. 35, ch. 99-399; s. 11, ch. 2002-21.
Note.Former s. 287.40.
281.301 Security and firesafety systems; records and meetings exempt from public access or disclosure.
(1) Information relating to the security or firesafety systems for any property owned by or leased to the state or any of its political subdivisions, and information relating to the security or firesafety systems for any privately owned or leased property which is in the possession of any agency as defined in s. 119.011(2), including all records, information, photographs, audio and visual presentations, schematic diagrams, surveys, recommendations, or consultations or portions thereof relating directly to or revealing such systems or information is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution, and any portion of a meeting relating directly to or that would reveal such systems or information is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution, and other laws and rules requiring public access or disclosure. This subsection is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
(2) Information made confidential and exempt by this section may be disclosed:
(a) To the property owner or leaseholder;
(b) In furtherance of the official duties and responsibilities of the agency holding the information;
(c) To another local, state, or federal agency in furtherance of that agency’s official duties and responsibilities; or
(d) Upon a showing of good cause before a court of competent jurisdiction.
History.s. 1, ch. 87-355; s. 1, ch. 89-47; s. 101, ch. 90-360; s. 130, ch. 96-406; s. 2, ch. 2016-178; s. 2, ch. 2018-146.