Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1234
       By Senator Joyner
       19-01259-13                                           20131234__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the sale of firearms and
    3         ammunition; amending s. 790.065, F.S.; providing an
    4         administrative fee to be imposed on the sale of
    5         firearms and ammunition by licensed dealers in this
    6         state; requiring fees collected to be deposited into
    7         the Behavioral Health Intervention and Treatment Trust
    8         Fund; amending s. 20.195, F.S.; providing for
    9         carryforward of unexpended funds in the trust fund at
   10         the end of fiscal year; conforming provisions;
   11         amending s. 20.1955, F.S.; providing legislative
   12         intent; providing for distributions from the trust
   13         fund; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (14) is added to section 790.065,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         790.065 Sale and delivery of firearms.—
   20         (14)(a) An administrative collection processing fee shall
   21  be imposed on the sale of firearms and ammunition by licensed
   22  dealers in this state.
   23         (b) The fee is equal to 4 percent of the sales price, as
   24  defined in s. 212.02(16), of all firearms and ammunition.
   25         (c) The fees collected under this subsection shall be
   26  deposited into the Behavioral Health Intervention and Treatment
   27  Trust Fund created under s. 20.1955.
   28         Section 2. Subsection (12) is added to section 20.195,
   29  Florida Statutes, to read:
   30         20.195 Department of Children and Families Family Services;
   31  trust funds.—The following trust funds shall be administered by
   32  the Department of Children and Families Family Services:
   33         (12) Behavioral Health Intervention and Treatment Trust
   34  Fund.
   35         (a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund
   36  shall be administered in accordance with s. 20.1955.
   37         (b) Notwithstanding s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351,
   38  any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year
   39  shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall
   40  be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
   41         Section 3. Subsection (3) of section 20.1955, Florida
   42  Statutes, as created by SB ____, 2013 Regular Session, is
   43  renumbered as subsection (4), and a new subsection (3) is added
   44  to that section, to read:
   45         20.1955 Behavioral Health Intervention and Treatment Trust
   46  Fund; Department of Children and Families.—
   47         (3) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds
   48  deposited in the trust fund be used to address mental health
   49  issues and provide resources for behavioral health intervention
   50  and treatment programs. Allocations from the trust fund shall be
   51  distributed annually as follows:
   52         (a) Seventy percent to managing entities, as defined in s.
   53  394.9082, for the purpose of:
   54         1. Funding the research and evaluation of mental health
   55  treatment.
   56         2. Providing access to mental health care facilities for
   57  those in need.
   58         3. Increasing public awareness regarding mental health
   59  issues.
   60         4. Providing mental health treatment, crisis prevention,
   61  and recovery support.
   62         (b) Ten percent to law enforcement agencies for the purpose
   63  of:
   64         1. Reducing the number of inmates with mental health
   65  treatment needs processed within the criminal justice system.
   66         2. Developing crisis intervention training.
   67         3. Establishing onsite mental health coordinator positions
   68  within law enforcement agencies.
   69         4. Training law enforcement officers to recognize the signs
   70  of behavioral disorders.
   71         5. Establishing diversion programs for inmates with
   72  behavioral disorders.
   73         (c) Five percent to the Department of Education for the
   74  purpose of:
   75         1. Training educators and administrators in the K-20
   76  education system to recognize signs of behavioral disorders in
   77  students.
   78         2. Providing in-school counseling for students in crisis.
   79         3. Providing funding for security cameras, panic buttons,
   80  door locks, or other necessary school safety measures.
   81         4. Establishing a departmental behavioral disorder trauma
   82  intervention program.
   83         5. Establishing early detection programs that allow
   84  community mental health providers to offer schoolwide screenings
   85  to diagnose emotional and behavioral issues.
   86         6. Developing presentations and training seminars on
   87  emotional topics relevant to students.
   88         (d) Five percent to public postsecondary educational
   89  institutions for the purpose of:
   90         1. Providing direct services such as professional
   91  counselors to aid students in crisis.
   92         2. Providing student mental health services.
   93         3. Promoting mental health awareness to provide students
   94  with information on how to respond to various forms of
   95  behavioral disorders.
   96         4. Providing academic training in mental health care.
   97         (e) Five percent to community-based organizations and
   98  nonprofit organizations for the purpose of:
   99         1. Providing behavioral health organizations and nonprofit
  100  organizations with necessary resources to address behavioral
  101  disorders.
  102         2. Increasing public awareness of behavioral health issues
  103  and mental illnesses.
  104         3. Increasing public awareness of the resources available
  105  to assist persons with behavioral health concerns.
  106         4. Establishing trauma intervention programs to work with
  107  local law enforcement agencies and to provide mental health
  108  professional services to homeless persons with chronic substance
  109  abuse issues.
  110         5. Establishing mental health treatment programs to assist
  111  former inmates processed within the criminal justice system.
  112         (f) Five percent to Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.,
  113  for the purpose of:
  114         1. Providing counseling for children in crisis.
  115         2. Assisting mental health professionals in identifying
  116  underlying emotional and behavioral issues in children.
  117         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.