Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1608 Ì465682@Î465682 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Grimsley) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (178362) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 69 - 79 5 and insert: 6 252.3569 Florida state agricultural response team.—The 7 Legislature finds that the Department of Agriculture and 8 Consumer Services is the lead agency for animal, agricultural, 9 and vector issues in Florida during emergency or disaster 10 situations, as described by the Florida Comprehensive Emergency 11 Management Plan. Pursuant to this responsibility, there is 12 established within the department a state agricultural response 13 team. Duties of the team include, but are not limited to: 14 (1) Oversight of the emergency management functions of 15 preparedness, recovery, mitigation, and response with all 16 agencies and organizations that are involved with the state’s 17 response activities to animal, agricultural, and vector issues; 18 (2) Development, training, and support of county 19 agricultural response teams; and 20 (3) Staffing the Emergency Support Function 17 at the State 21 Emergency Operations Center and staffing as necessary at county 22 emergency operations centers. 23 24 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 25 And the title is amended as follows: 26 Delete lines 137 - 141 27 and insert: 28 252.3569, F.S.; providing legislative findings; 29 establishing a state agricultural response team within 30 the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; 31 specifying the duties of the team; amending s.