Florida League of Cities

Chiefs of Police (Oppose) – Passed 

CS/CS/HB 935 (Giallombardo, Jacques) prohibits a municipality from terminating a chief of police without providing the chief a written notice of the termination. After a chief receives a notice of termination, a municipality must provide an opportunity for the chief to appear at the next regularly scheduled public meeting of the governing body of the municipality and provide a response to the termination. The bill also prohibits an employment contract between a municipality and a chief of police from waiving or modifying any requirements of the bill or including a nondisclosure clause that prohibits a chief from responding to the termination at a public meeting. 

Effective date: July 1, 2023. (Taggart)