Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 670
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Rader) recommended the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. There is created the Assisted and Independent
    6  Living Task Force, a task force as defined in s. 20.03(8),
    7  Florida Statutes, that shall develop and evaluate policy
    8  proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers
    9  to create space for assisted living facilities and independent
   10  living communities within mixed-use developments which may be
   11  used as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for
   12  individuals who are in need of such housing and who have an
   13  intellectual disability or autism, as those terms are defined in
   14  s. 393.063, or a mental illness, as defined in s. 394.455.
   15         (1) The task force is established adjunct to the Agency for
   16  Persons with Disabilities for administrative purposes only. The
   17  agency shall use existing and available resources to administer
   18  and support the activities of the task force under this section.
   19         (2) The task force shall be composed of the following 20
   20  members:
   21         (a)The director of the Agency for Persons with
   22  Disabilities or his or her designee, who shall serve as the
   23  chair of the task force.
   24         (b)The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her
   25  designee.
   26         (c)The executive director of the Department of Economic
   27  Opportunity or his or her designee.
   28         (d)The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation
   29  or his or her designee.
   30         (e)The executive director of the Commission for the
   31  Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee.
   32         (f)A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing
   33  Coalition.
   34         (g)A representative from the Florida Housing Finance
   35  Corporation.
   36         (h)A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition.
   37         (i)A representative from the Florida Independent Living
   38  Council.
   39         (j)A representative from the National Alliance on Mental
   40  Illness of Florida.
   41         (k)A representative from the Florida Council for Community
   42  Mental Health.
   43         (l)A representative from the Florida League of Cities.
   44         (m)A representative from the Florida Association of
   45  Counties.
   46         (n)A representative from the Florida Coalition for the
   47  Homeless.
   48         (o)A representative from the Association of Florida
   49  Community Developers.
   50         (p)A representative from the Associated Builders and
   51  Contractors, Inc., of Florida.
   52         (q) A representative from the Florida Alliance for
   53  Assistive Services and Technology.
   54         (r) A representative from the Florida Assisted Living
   55  Association.
   56         (s) A representative from the Florida Association of
   57  Managing Entities.
   58         (t) An attorney who is a member in good standing of the
   59  Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.
   60         (3) Members of the task force shall serve without
   61  compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem
   62  or travel expenses.
   63         (4) The task force shall convene its first meeting by
   64  August 1, 2019, and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill
   65  its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may be
   66  conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other electronic
   67  means.
   68         (5) The task force shall review the funding methodology for
   69  assisted living facilities that provide care to adults with
   70  mental illness and those with intellectual disabilities or
   71  autism. The task force shall develop recommendations for policy
   72  changes to the funding methodology for assisted living
   73  facilities that accept residents with mental illness or
   74  intellectual disabilities, including autism for consideration by
   75  the state agencies and provide a written stage one report to the
   76  Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
   77  House no later than November 1, 2019.
   78         (6) In consultation with the applicable local and state
   79  governmental entities, the task force shall:
   80         (a)Identify potential barriers and opportunities in
   81  existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building
   82  contractors and developers to create space for assisted living
   83  facilities and independent living communities within mixed-use
   84  developments.
   85         (b)Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or
   86  laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws that would allow
   87  for the creation of space for assisted living facilities and
   88  independent living communities within mixed-use developments.
   89         (c)Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to
   90  encourage building contractors and developers to create space
   91  for assisted living facilities and independent living
   92  communities within mixed-use developments.
   93         (d)Propose funding mechanisms for the development and
   94  maintenance of spaces for assisted living facilities and
   95  independent living communities within mixed-use developments.
   96         (e)Propose an overall governing structure for managing
   97  spaces for assisted living facilities and independent living
   98  communities within mixed-use developments.
   99         (7)The task force shall submit a final report by February
  100  1, 2020, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
  101  Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its
  102  findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  103         (8) The task force is terminated upon the submission of its
  104  final report.
  105         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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  108  And the title is amended as follows:
  109         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  110  and insert:
  111  An act relating to the Assisted and Independent Living Task
  112  Force; creating the task force to evaluate proposals that
  113  incentivize building contractors and developers to create space
  114  for assisted living facilities and independent living
  115  communities within mixed-use developments; establishing the task
  116  force adjunct to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities;
  117  providing for duties, membership, and meetings of the task
  118  force; requiring the task force to submit a written stage one
  119  report and a final report to the Governor and Legislature by a
  120  specified date; providing for termination of the task force;
  121  providing an effective date.