Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1384
       By Senator Albritton
       26-01568-20                                           20201384__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Farm to School Program;
    3         amending s. 595.406, F.S.; requiring vendors selling
    4         or delivering agricultural commodities to school
    5         districts in the Florida Farm to School Program to
    6         provide the school districts with an invoice that
    7         meets certain requirements, beginning on a specified
    8         date; requiring each participating district school
    9         board to submit the information monthly to the
   10         Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
   11         requiring the department to create and manage a
   12         sortable database for the information; requiring the
   13         department to submit an annual report to the
   14         Legislature; authorizing the department to adopt
   15         rules; providing an effective date.
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19         Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 595.406,
   20  Florida Statutes, to read:
   21         595.406 Florida Farm to School Program.—
   22         (4)(a)Beginning July 1, 2020, each vendor who sells or
   23  delivers agricultural commodities, as defined in s. 573.103, to
   24  a school district under the Florida Farm to School Program must
   25  provide an invoice to the school district which is in a sortable
   26  format specified by the department and which includes the
   27  following information:
   28         1.The facility that produced the agricultural commodity;
   29         2.The National Resources Conservation Services Federal
   30  Information Processing Standards code to identify the county and
   31  state where the facility is located;
   32         3.The type of agricultural commodity delivered;
   33         4.The total weight or volume of the agricultural commodity
   34  delivered; and
   35         5.The total value of the agricultural commodity delivered.
   36         (b)Each district school board shall submit the information
   37  it receives from vendors pursuant to paragraph (a) to the
   38  department each month to be included in a sortable database that
   39  is created and maintained by the department. The information
   40  must include the total amount of agricultural commodities
   41  delivered by location, the agricultural commodity type, the
   42  weight or volume of the agricultural commodity, and the total
   43  cost per item.
   44         (c)By September 1 of each year, the department shall
   45  submit a report summarizing the information in the database to
   46  the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
   47  Representatives. The report must include, for each school
   48  district, the total number of agricultural commodities purchased
   49  by weight or volume and the percentage of each individual
   50  agricultural commodity purchased by weight or volume, and the
   51  cost for each to the state.
   52         (d)The department may adopt rules to implement this
   53  subsection.
   54         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.