Florida Senate - 2011 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 2002
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
30 (2) MEMBERSHIP.—
(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
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
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
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
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;