Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 740
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/2R         .                                
             03/01/2018 01:17 PM       .                                

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (256540) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 471 - 488
    5  and insert:
    6         252.3569Florida state agricultural response team;
    7  emergency response to animal, agricultural, and vector issues.
    8  The Legislature finds that the Department of Agriculture and
    9  Consumer Services is the lead agency for animal, agricultural,
   10  and vector issues in the state. Pursuant to this responsibility,
   11  there is established within the Department of Agriculture and
   12  Consumer Services a state agricultural response team.
   13         (1)The state agricultural response team, in coordination
   14  with the division, is responsible for the development, training,
   15  and support of county agricultural response teams and other
   16  nonemergency support functions.
   17         (2)During emergency or disaster situations, as described
   18  by the Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the
   19  division shall coordinate with the Department of Agriculture and
   20  Consumer Services for the purposes of:
   21         (a)Oversight of the emergency management functions of
   22  preparedness, recovery, mitigation, and response with all
   23  agencies and organizations that are involved with the state’s
   24  response activities to animal, agricultural, and vector issues;
   25  and
   26         (b)Staffing the Emergency Support Function 17 at the State
   27  Emergency Operations Center and staffing, as necessary, at
   28  county emergency operations centers.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete line 14
   33  and insert:
   34         responsibilities of the team in coordination with the
   35         Division of Emergency Management; requiring, during
   36         emergency and disaster situations, the division to
   37         coordinate with the department for specified purposes;
   38         amending s. 316.565, F.S.;