Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1816
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 9/F/2R          .                                
             03/07/2012 01:42 PM       .                                

       Senator Lynn moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Delete lines 251 - 287
    4  and insert:
    5         (3) Institutions within the Florida College System, the
    6  State University System, and nonpublic institutions defined in
    7  s. 1005.02, shall notify the employees of the institutions of
    8  the mandatory reporting requirements in s. 39.201. In addition
    9  to notifying employees of the requirement to report all known or
   10  suspected incidents of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to
   11  the department, each institution shall provide a procedure for
   12  reporting such incidents committed on the property of the
   13  institution to a designated official at the institution. For
   14  purposes of this paragraph incidents of child abuse,
   15  abandonment, and neglect shall include incidents of hazing as
   16  defined in s. 1006.135. The designated official is responsible
   17  for reporting an incident of known or suspected child abuse,
   18  abandonment, or neglect to the department. If the designated
   19  official knowingly and willfully fails to report known or
   20  suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect that is reported
   21  by an employee of the institution, to the department, and is
   22  later convicted for failing to comply with the reporting
   23  requirements, an investigation shall be conducted by the State
   24  Board of Education, the Board of Governors, or the Commission
   25  for Independent Education, as appropriate, to determine whether
   26  the institution provided the reporting mechanism required by
   27  this section. If the investigating board determines that the
   28  institution was materially noncompliant, the investigating board
   29  shall assess a fine of $25,000 on the institution. The
   30  investigating board’s determination is subject to review before
   31  the appropriate tribunal. Any fines payable under this section
   32  shall be used to support state-sponsored child abuse prevention
   33  programs.
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   36         And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   37         Delete lines 235 - 239
   38  and insert:
   39         Section 2. Subsections (3) through (6) of section 39.205,
   40  Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (4) through (7),
   41  respectively, a new subsection (3) is added to that section, and
   42  subsection (1) of that section is amended, to read:
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   45         And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete lines 18 - 24
   47  and insert:
   48         requiring institutions within the Florida College
   49         System and the State University System and nonpublic
   50         institutions to apprise all employees of the mandatory
   51         reporting requirements for abused, abandoned, or
   52         neglected children; requiring each institution to
   53         provide procedures to report such incidents committed
   54         on the property of the institution to a designated
   55         office at the institution; providing that the
   56         designated office is responsible for reporting an
   57         incident of known or suspected child abuse,
   58         abandonment, or neglect to the Department of Children
   59         and Family Services and to the president of the
   60         institution; requiring that certain designated
   61         organizations conduct an investigation to determine if
   62         adequate institutional controls were in place to
   63         require compliance with the mandatory reporting
   64         requirements; authorizing the department to assess a
   65         fine up to $25,000 against the institution under
   66         certain circumstances; providing that any fine payable
   67         under this section must be used to support state
   68         sponsored child abuse prevention programs; creating s.
   69         39.309, F.S.; requiring the