(1) A professional sports facility constructed with financial assistance from the state shall be designated as a shelter site for the homeless during the period of a declared federal, state, or local emergency in accordance with the criteria of locally existing homeless shelter programs unless:
(a) The facility is otherwise contractually obligated for a specific event or activity;
(b) The facility is designated or used by the county owning the facility as a staging area; or
(c) The county owning the facility also owns or operates homeless assistance centers and the county determines there exists sufficient capacity to meet the sheltering needs of homeless persons within the county.
(2) If a local program does not exist in the facility’s area, such program shall be established in accordance with normally accepted criteria as defined by the county or its designee.
1Note.—Section 7, ch. 2014-167, provides that:
“(1) The executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity is authorized, and all conditions are deemed met, to adopt emergency rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54(4), Florida Statutes, for the purpose of implementing this act.
“(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law, such emergency rules shall remain in effect for 6 months after the date adopted and may be renewed during the pendency of procedures to adopt permanent rules addressing the subject of the emergency rules.
“(3) This section expires July 1, 2015.”