Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1608
       By Senator Baxley
       12-01764-19                                           20191608__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to funding for nonprofit coordinating
    3         entities; creating s. 984.25, F.S.; requiring the
    4         Department of Financial Services to contract with a
    5         nonprofit coordinating entity for certain services;
    6         providing for carry forward of a certain amount of
    7         unexpended state funds; providing restrictions on the
    8         use of such funds; requiring that expenditures of such
    9         funds be reported to the department; authorizing
   10         advanced payment on such a contract for a specified
   11         amount; providing requirements for certain
   12         disbursements; providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 984.25, Florida Statutes, is created to
   17  read:
   18         984.25Funding for nonprofit coordinating entities.—
   19         (1)The Department of Financial Services shall contract
   20  with a nonprofit coordinating entity to serve sexually exploited
   21  and trafficked victims between the ages of 10 and 24 years. The
   22  contract shall be funded by general revenue or other applicable
   23  funds or applicable federal funding sources. The coordinating
   24  entity may carry forward documented unexpended state funds from
   25  one fiscal year to the next. The cumulative amount carried
   26  forward may not exceed 8 percent of the annual contract for
   27  general revenue. Any unexpended state funds in excess of that
   28  percentage shall be returned to the department. The funds
   29  carried forward may not be used in a way that would increase
   30  future recurring obligations or for any program or service that
   31  was not authorized under the existing contract with the
   32  department. Expenditures of funds carried forward shall be
   33  separately reported to the department. Funds carried forward may
   34  be retained through contract renewals and new contract
   35  procurements.
   36         (2)The method of payment for a fixed-price contract with
   37  the nonprofit coordinating entities shall provide for a 3-month
   38  advance payment at the beginning of each fiscal year pursuant to
   39  s. 216.181(16) in order to provide goods and services essential
   40  to the operation of the contracted activities. Thereafter,
   41  disbursements shall only be on a reimbursement basis.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.