Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1608
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Grimsley)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (178362) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 69 - 79
    5  and insert:
    6         252.3569Florida 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.
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   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.