Currently, elected officials in Florida are not required to take an oath of fiduciary responsibility towards taxpayer dollars.
A fiduciary responsibility, in this case, is defined as "appointed public officials and executive officers stay adequately informed of affairs, perform due diligence, perform reasonable oversight, and practice fiscal responsibility regarding decisions involving corporate and proprietary commitments on behalf of a governmental entity."
Recently introduced legislation, Senate Bill 758 and House Bill 573, Fiduciary Duty of Care, would see that elected officials are the duly appointed representatives of the people and that in such capacity, they are given the power and privilege of using taxpayer dollars to address public needs and concerns.
Floridians deserve officials who will offer transparency and take all factors into consideration when determining how to spend taxpayer dollars.
Urge your lawmakers to support SB 758/HB 573 and help address Florida’s public needs and concerns!