Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2148
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/06/2011 10:27 AM       .                                

       Senator Hays moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 27 and 28
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (5) of section 393.18, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         393.18 Comprehensive transitional education program.—A
    8  comprehensive transitional education program is a group of
    9  jointly operating centers or units, the collective purpose of
   10  which is to provide a sequential series of educational care,
   11  training, treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation services
   12  to persons who have developmental disabilities and who have
   13  severe or moderate maladaptive behaviors. However, this section
   14  does not require such programs to provide services only to
   15  persons with developmental disabilities. All such services shall
   16  be temporary in nature and delivered in a structured residential
   17  setting, having the primary goal of incorporating the principle
   18  of self-determination in establishing permanent residence for
   19  persons with maladaptive behaviors in facilities that are not
   20  associated with the comprehensive transitional education
   21  program. The staff shall include behavior analysts and teachers,
   22  as appropriate, who shall be available to provide services in
   23  each component center or unit of the program. A behavior analyst
   24  must be certified pursuant to s. 393.17.
   25         (5)(a) Licensure is authorized for comprehensive
   26  transitional education programs which by July 1, 1989:
   27         1.(a) Were in actual operation; or
   28         2.(b) Owned a fee simple interest in real property for
   29  which a county or city government has approved zoning allowing
   30  for the placement of the facilities described in this
   31  subsection, and have registered an intent with the agency to
   32  operate a comprehensive transitional education program. However,
   33  nothing prohibits the assignment by such a registrant to another
   34  entity at a different site within the state, if there is
   35  compliance with the criteria of this program and local zoning
   36  requirements and each residential facility within the component
   37  centers or units of the program authorized under this paragraph
   38  does not exceed a capacity of 15 persons.
   39         (b) Licensure is authorized for a comprehensive
   40  transitional education program to a program that was in actual
   41  operation on July 1, 2000, and that has registered an intent
   42  with the agency to establish and operate a comprehensive
   43  transitional education program at a separate site within the
   44  state, if there is compliance with the criteria of this program
   45  and local zoning requirements and each residential facility
   46  within the component centers or units of the program authorized
   47  under this paragraph does not exceed a capacity of 15 persons.
   48  This subsection does not require or mandate the expenditure of
   49  state funds, in excess of funds appropriated by the Legislature,
   50  for placement of individuals within the program licensed by this
   51  paragraph.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   56         Delete line 7
   57  and insert:
   59         reports to the Governor and Legislature; amending s.
   60         393.18, F.S.; providing that licensure is authorized
   61         for a comprehensive transitional education program
   62         that was operating on a specified date and has
   63         registered its intent with the Agency for Persons with
   64         Disabilities to establish and operate a comprehensive
   65         transitional education program at a separate site
   66         within the state; providing an