Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 670 Ì642746=Î642746 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Rader) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. There is created the Assisted and Independent 6 Living Task Force, a task force as defined in s. 20.03(8), 7 Florida Statutes, that shall develop and evaluate policy 8 proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers 9 to create space for assisted living facilities and independent 10 living communities within mixed-use developments which may be 11 used as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for 12 individuals who are in need of such housing and who have an 13 intellectual disability or autism, as those terms are defined in 14 s. 393.063, or a mental illness, as defined in s. 394.455. 15 (1) The task force is established adjunct to the Agency for 16 Persons with Disabilities for administrative purposes only. The 17 agency shall use existing and available resources to administer 18 and support the activities of the task force under this section. 19 (2) The task force shall be composed of the following 20 20 members: 21 (a) The director of the Agency for Persons with 22 Disabilities or his or her designee, who shall serve as the 23 chair of the task force. 24 (b) The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her 25 designee. 26 (c) The executive director of the Department of Economic 27 Opportunity or his or her designee. 28 (d) The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation 29 or his or her designee. 30 (e) The executive director of the Commission for the 31 Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee. 32 (f) A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing 33 Coalition. 34 (g) A representative from the Florida Housing Finance 35 Corporation. 36 (h) A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition. 37 (i) A representative from the Florida Independent Living 38 Council. 39 (j) A representative from the National Alliance on Mental 40 Illness of Florida. 41 (k) A representative from the Florida Council for Community 42 Mental Health. 43 (l) A representative from the Florida League of Cities. 44 (m) A representative from the Florida Association of 45 Counties. 46 (n) A representative from the Florida Coalition for the 47 Homeless. 48 (o) A representative from the Association of Florida 49 Community Developers. 50 (p) A representative from the Associated Builders and 51 Contractors, Inc., of Florida. 52 (q) A representative from the Florida Alliance for 53 Assistive Services and Technology. 54 (r) A representative from the Florida Assisted Living 55 Association. 56 (s) A representative from the Florida Association of 57 Managing Entities. 58 (t) An attorney who is a member in good standing of the 59 Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. 60 (3) Members of the task force shall serve without 61 compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem 62 or travel expenses. 63 (4) The task force shall convene its first meeting by 64 August 1, 2019, and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill 65 its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may be 66 conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other electronic 67 means. 68 (5) The task force shall review the funding methodology for 69 assisted living facilities that provide care to adults with 70 mental illness and those with intellectual disabilities or 71 autism. The task force shall develop recommendations for policy 72 changes to the funding methodology for assisted living 73 facilities that accept residents with mental illness or 74 intellectual disabilities, including autism for consideration by 75 the state agencies and provide a written stage one report to the 76 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 77 House no later than November 1, 2019. 78 (6) In consultation with the applicable local and state 79 governmental entities, the task force shall: 80 (a) Identify potential barriers and opportunities in 81 existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building 82 contractors and developers to create space for assisted living 83 facilities and independent living communities within mixed-use 84 developments. 85 (b) Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or 86 laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws that would allow 87 for the creation of space for assisted living facilities and 88 independent living communities within mixed-use developments. 89 (c) Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to 90 encourage building contractors and developers to create space 91 for assisted living facilities and independent living 92 communities within mixed-use developments. 93 (d) Propose funding mechanisms for the development and 94 maintenance of spaces for assisted living facilities and 95 independent living communities within mixed-use developments. 96 (e) Propose an overall governing structure for managing 97 spaces for assisted living facilities and independent living 98 communities within mixed-use developments. 99 (7) The task force shall submit a final report by February 100 1, 2020, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 101 Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its 102 findings, conclusions, and recommendations. 103 (8) The task force is terminated upon the submission of its 104 final report. 105 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. 106 107 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 108 And the title is amended as follows: 109 Delete everything before the enacting clause 110 and insert: 111 An act relating to the Assisted and Independent Living Task 112 Force; creating the task force to evaluate proposals that 113 incentivize building contractors and developers to create space 114 for assisted living facilities and independent living 115 communities within mixed-use developments; establishing the task 116 force adjunct to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; 117 providing for duties, membership, and meetings of the task 118 force; requiring the task force to submit a written stage one 119 report and a final report to the Governor and Legislature by a 120 specified date; providing for termination of the task force; 121 providing an effective date.