Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SPB 7022 Ì772096AÎ772096 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Braynon) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 851 and 852 4 insert: 5 Section 11. Section 16.63, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 16.63 Medical Reimbursement Program for Victims of Mass 8 Shootings.—The Medical Reimbursement Program for Victims of Mass 9 Shootings is established in the Department of Legal Affairs to 10 reimburse trauma centers verified or designated pursuant to s. 11 395.4025 for the medical costs of treating victims for injuries 12 associated with a mass shooting. As used in this section, the 13 term “mass shooting” means an incident in which four or more 14 people are killed or injured by firearms in one or more 15 locations in close proximity. The Department of Legal Affairs 16 must reimburse such trauma centers based on a department 17 approved fee schedule for the documented medical costs of 18 treating victims for injuries associated with a mass shooting. A 19 trauma center that requests a reimbursement through the program 20 must accept the reimbursement as payment in full and may not 21 bill the victim of a mass shooting or his or her family. 22 Section 12. The sum of $10 million in recurring funds from 23 the General Revenue Fund is appropriated to the Department of 24 Legal Affairs to reimburse verified or designated trauma centers 25 for documented medical costs of treating victims of mass 26 shootings through its Medical Reimbursement Program for Victims 27 of Mass Shootings. 28 Section 13. Each January 1, the Department of Agriculture 29 and Consumer Services shall transfer 10 percent of the fees 30 collected for new and renewal concealed weapon or firearm 31 licenses from the Division of Licensing Trust Fund to the 32 Department of Legal Affairs to reimburse verified or designated 33 trauma centers for documented medical costs of treating victims 34 of mass shootings through its Medical Reimbursement Program for 35 Victims of Mass Shootings. 36 37 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 38 And the title is amended as follows: 39 Delete line 96 40 and insert: 41 in references thereto; creating s. 16.63, F.S.; 42 establishing the Medical Reimbursement Program for 43 Victims of Mass Shootings in the Department of Legal 44 Affairs; defining the term “mass shooting”; requiring 45 the department to reimburse verified or designated 46 trauma centers for certain costs associated with 47 treating victims for injuries associated with a mass 48 shooting; requiring a verified or designated trauma 49 center that requests a reimbursement to accept it as 50 payment in full; providing an appropriation; requiring 51 the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to 52 transfer, annually and by a specified date, a 53 percentage of the fees collected for new and renewal 54 concealed weapon or firearm licenses from the Division 55 of Licensing Trust Fund to the Department of Legal 56 Affairs to reimburse the trauma centers; providing an 57 effective date.