Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1326
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  01/28/2020           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 532 and 533
    4  insert:
    5         Section 8. Section 39.820, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         39.820 Definitions.—As used in this chapter part, the term:
    8         (1) “Guardian ad litem” as referred to in any civil or
    9  criminal proceeding includes the following: The Statewide
   10  Guardian Ad Litem Office, which includes circuit a certified
   11  guardian ad litem programs; program, a duly certified volunteer,
   12  a staff member, a staff attorney, contract attorney, or
   13  certified pro bono attorney working on behalf of a guardian ad
   14  litem or the program; staff members of a program office; a
   15  court-appointed attorney; or a responsible adult who is
   16  appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a
   17  child in a proceeding as provided for by law, including, but not
   18  limited to, this chapter, who is a party to any judicial
   19  proceeding as a representative of the child, and who serves
   20  until discharged by the court.
   21         (2) “Guardian advocate” means a person appointed by the
   22  court to act on behalf of a drug dependent newborn pursuant to
   23  the provisions of this part.
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   26  And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 50
   28  and insert:
   29         certain purposes; amending s. 39.820, F.S.; revising
   30         the definition of the term “guardian ad litem”;
   31         amending s. 394.67, F.S.; defining