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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 154
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F.S. 154.09
154.09 Governing body; composition.
(1) The governing body of each public health trust shall be a board of trustees consisting of not less than 7 nor more than 21 members, to be appointed for staggered terms of not more than 4 years by the governing body of the county in which such trust is located from among the residents of the county in a manner to be determined by the governing body of the county.
(2) The governing body of the county in which a public health trust is located shall have the power to remove any member of the board of trustees for cause and to fill any vacancies that may occur during the term of any trustees for the remainder of such a term.
(3) Before entering upon the duties of the office, each member of the board of trustees shall take the prescribed oath of office. Each trustee shall give bond to the clerk of the governing body of the county for the faithful performance of the duties of said office, in a sum to be fixed by said governing body. The bond shall be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the state as a surety. The premium on said bond shall be paid by the trust as part of the expense of the board of trustees.
(4) The board of trustees shall organize immediately after the members thereof are qualified, elect one of its members as a chair and one of its members as a vice chair, and designate a secretary who may or may not be a member of the board.
(5) Members of the board of trustees shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
(6) The board of trustees shall hold regular meetings in accordance with the bylaws of the public health trust, and the board may hold such other meetings as it deems necessary. All meetings of the board shall be public, and written minutes of the proceedings of each meeting shall be maintained by the board. All of the actions taken at said meetings shall be properly and promptly recorded.
History.s. 3, ch. 73-102; s. 870, ch. 95-147.