Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2002
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/06/2011 07:11 PM       .                                

       Senator Altman moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 652 - 680
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 35. In order to implement Specific Appropriation
    6  2535AI, section 288.984, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         288.984 Florida Council on Military Base and Mission
    8  Support.—The Florida Council on Military Base and Mission
    9  Support is established. The council shall provide oversight and
   10  direction for initiatives, claims, and actions taken on behalf
   11  of the state, its agencies, and political subdivisions under
   12  this part.
   13         (1) MISSION.—The mission of the council is to:
   14         (a) Support and strengthen all United States Department of
   15  Defense missions and bases located in this state.
   16         (b) Know the capabilities of all state military
   17  installations in order to understand and be supportive of future
   18  military growth opportunities in this state.
   19         (c) Support local community efforts relating to mission
   20  support of a military base by acting as a liaison between the
   21  local communities and the Legislature.
   22         (d) Enhance Florida’s defense economy.
   23         (e) Make recommendations that prepare the state for
   24  effectively competing in any federal base realignment and
   25  closure action.
   26         (f) Improve the state’s military-friendly environment for
   27  service members, military dependents, and military retirees and
   28  for businesses that bring military- and base-related jobs to the
   29  state.
   30         (2) MEMBERSHIP.—
   31         (a) The council shall be composed of 13 nine members.
   32         (a) The President of the Senate and, the Speaker of the
   33  House of Representatives, and the Governor shall each appoint
   34  three members as follows:
   35         1. The President of the Senate shall appoint one member of
   36  the Senate, one community representative from a community-based
   37  defense support organization, and one member who is a retired
   38  military general or flag-rank officer residing in this state or
   39  an executive officer of a defense contracting firm doing
   40  significant business in this state.
   41         2. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
   42  appoint one member of the House of Representatives, one
   43  community representative from a community-based defense support
   44  organization, and one member who is a retired military general
   45  or flag-rank officer residing in this state or an executive
   46  officer of a defense contracting firm doing significant business
   47  in this state.
   48         (b)3. The Governor or his or her designee shall serve as
   49  chair of the council, and the Governor shall appoint seven
   50  members as follows:
   51         1. The director or designee of the Office of Tourism,
   52  Trade, and Economic Development.,
   53         2. The vice chairperson or designee of Enterprise Florida,
   54  Inc., and one at-large member.
   55         3. Five members at large.
   56         (c)(b) Each of the appointed legislative members shall
   57  serve for a term of 2 years, commencing July 1 of each odd
   58  numbered year. Each of the other appointed members shall serve
   59  for a term of 4 years, commencing July 1 in the year of
   60  appointment. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the
   61  unexpired term in the same manner as the initial appointment.
   62  All members of the council are eligible for reappointment.
   63         (c) Members of the council shall elect a chair and vice
   64  chair to serve for terms of 2 years. The chair and vice chair
   65  are eligible to succeed themselves.
   66         (d) The members of the council shall serve without
   67  compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem and
   68  travel expenses in accordance with s. 112.061, which shall be
   69  paid by the appointing legislative chamber or the Executive
   70  Office of the Governor, as appropriate.
   71         (e) The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development
   72  shall provide administrative support to the council unless the
   73  councils is authorized to have its own support staff.
   74         (f) The Secretary of Community Affairs or his or her
   75  designee, the Secretary of Environmental Protection or his or
   76  her designee, the Secretary of Transportation or his or her
   77  designee, the Adjutant General of the state or his or her
   78  designee, and the executive director of the Department of
   79  Veterans’ Affairs or his or her designee shall attend meetings
   80  held by the council and provide assistance, information, and
   81  support as requested by the council.
   82         (3) WORKGROUPS.—The council shall establish the following
   83  workgroups:
   84         (a) The Intrastate Activities Workgroup.—The task of the
   85  workgroup is to:
   86         1. Collect information about and become familiar with the
   87  concerns and activities of local communities in enhancing and
   88  supporting their respective military bases.
   89         2. Conduct an analysis of the strengths of each military
   90  base and share the evaluation with the council and the affected
   91  community.
   92         3. In partnership with the Florida Defense Alliance and
   93  local communities, conduct ongoing analyses of current and
   94  proposed changes to the mission and military force structure and
   95  alignment of the United States Department of Defense.
   96         4. Identify the most effective methods and practices used
   97  by local communities to address the issue of military base
   98  support and enhancement and disseminate such best practices
   99  among affected communities.
  100         5. Ensure that affected communities and stakeholders are
  101  informed of and invited to assist and support state-level
  102  efforts to affect statewide coordination of information
  103  gathering, strategy development, and the sharing of best
  104  practices.
  105         6. Educate the Legislature on the importance of supporting
  106  legislation relating to the state’s military bases.
  107         (b) The Federal Activities Workgroup.—The task of the
  108  workgroup is to ensure that the council has a presence at the
  109  Pentagon and has ongoing dialogue with key Department of Defense
  110  officials concerning the state’s military bases.
  111         (c) The Competitive Advantages Workgroup.—The task of the
  112  workgroup is to research and identify best practices and
  113  strategies throughout the country with respect to other military
  114  communities in order to leverage the state’s competitive
  115  advantage.
  116         (d) The Public Communications Workgroup.—The task of the
  117  workgroup is to increase public awareness of the presence and
  118  value of United States military installations and their missions
  119  in Florida and public investment in supporting the state’s
  120  military bases.
  121         (4) ANNUAL REPORT.—The council shall prepare and submit a
  122  report to the Legislature and the Governor by January 1 of each
  123  year. The report shall summarize the current status of the
  124  state’s military bases, the council’s activities, and any
  125  recommendations for legislative or executive action.
  126         (5) EXPIRATION.—This section expires July 1, 2012.
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  129         And the title is amended as follows:
  130         Delete lines 102 - 105
  131  and insert:
  132         workers’ compensation coverage; amending s. 288.984.
  133         F.S.; revising the mission and membership of the
  134         Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support;
  135         providing for expiration of the section;