Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 582
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Smith) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 397.487, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         397.487Statewide Task Force on Recovery Residences.—
    8         (1) The Legislature declares that the purpose of this
    9  section is to create a task force to examine and analyze
   10  emerging consumer protection problems pertaining to the health,
   11  safety, and welfare of individuals who are recovering from
   12  substance abuse addictions who reside in recovery residences.
   13         (2)(a) The Statewide Task Force on Recovery Residences, a
   14  task force as defined in s. 20.03, is created within the
   15  Department of Children and Families for the express purpose of
   16  researching the operation of recovery residences and the effect
   17  on recovery residents, evaluating effective strategies for
   18  certification of recovery residences, and providing policy
   19  recommendations to the Legislature.
   20         (b) The task force consists of the following members, or
   21  the members’ designees:
   22         1. The Secretary of Children and Families, who shall serve
   23  as chair.
   24         2. The Secretary of Health Care Administration.
   25         3. The executive director of the Department of Law
   26  Enforcement.
   27         4.The State Fire Marshal.
   28         5. Two members of the Senate, appointed by the President of
   29  the Senate.
   30         6. Two members of the House of Representatives, appointed
   31  by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
   32         7. A representative from an addiction and recovery
   33  association, appointed by the Secretary of Children and
   34  Families.
   35         8. Three local elected officials from impacted areas,
   36  appointed by the Secretary of Children and Families.
   37         (c) Members of the task force are entitled to receive
   38  reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses pursuant to s.
   39  112.061.
   40         (d) The Department of Children and Families shall provide
   41  the task force with staff necessary to assist the task force in
   42  the performance of its duties.
   43         (3) The task force shall hold its organizational session by
   44  September 1, 2014. Thereafter, the task force shall meet at
   45  least six times per year. Additional meetings may be held if the
   46  chair determines that extraordinary circumstances require an
   47  additional meeting. A majority of the members of the task force
   48  constitutes a quorum.
   49         (4) The task force shall submit an interim report of its
   50  recommendations to the President of the Senate and the Speaker
   51  of the House of Representatives by January 15, 2015, and a final
   52  report of its recommendations by June 1, 2015.
   53         (5) This section is repealed July 1, 2015.
   54         Section 2. This act takes effect upon becoming a law.
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   57  And the title is amended as follows:
   58         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   59  and insert:
   60                        A bill to be entitled                      
   61         An act relating to substance abuse; creating s.
   62         397.487, F.S.; creating the Statewide Task Force on
   63         Recovery Residences within the Department of Children
   64         and Families; providing the purpose of the task force;
   65         providing membership; providing reimbursement for per
   66         diem and travel expenses; requiring the department to
   67         provide the task force with staff; providing meeting
   68         times; providing for a quorum; requiring the task
   69         force to submit to the Legislature an interim report
   70         and a final report by specified dates; providing for
   71         repeal; providing an effective date.