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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XII
Chapter 185
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F.S. 185.03
185.03 Municipal police officers’ retirement trust funds; creation; applicability of provisions; participation by public safety officers.For any municipality, chapter plan, local law municipality, or local law plan under this chapter:
(1) There shall be established a special fund exclusively for the purpose of this chapter, which in the case of chapter plans shall be known as the “Municipal Police Officers’ Retirement Trust Fund,” in each municipality of this state, heretofore or hereafter created, which now has or which may hereafter have a regularly organized police department, and which now owns and uses or which may hereafter own and use equipment and apparatus of a value exceeding $500 in serviceable condition for the prevention of crime and for the preservation of life and property.
(2)(a) This chapter applies only to municipalities organized and established pursuant to the laws of the state and does not apply to the unincorporated areas of a county or to a governmental entity whose police officers are eligible to participate in the Florida Retirement System.
(b) With respect to the distribution of premium taxes, a single consolidated government consisting of a former county and one or more municipalities, consolidated pursuant to s. 3 or s. 6(e), Art. VIII of the State Constitution, is also eligible to participate under this chapter. The consolidated government shall notify the division when it has entered into an interlocal agreement to provide police services to a municipality within its boundaries. The municipality may enact an ordinance levying the tax as provided in s. 185.08. Upon being provided copies of the interlocal agreement and the municipal ordinance levying the tax, the division may distribute any premium taxes reported for the municipality to the consolidated government as long as the interlocal agreement is in effect.
(3) No municipality shall establish more than one retirement plan for public safety officers which is supported in whole or in part by the distribution of premium tax funds as provided by this chapter or chapter 175, nor shall any municipality establish a retirement plan for public safety officers which receives premium tax funds from both this chapter and chapter 175.
History.s. 1, ch. 28230, 1953; s. 2, ch. 29825, 1955; s. 2, ch. 61-119; s. 1, ch. 65-152; s. 7, ch. 79-380; s. 2, ch. 79-388; s. 3, ch. 86-42; s. 43, ch. 99-1; s. 1, ch. 2014-28.