Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 364
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Rader) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 420.5075, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         420.5075Independent Living Task Force.—
    8         (1)The Independent Living Task Force, a task force as
    9  defined in s. 20.03(8), is established within the Florida
   10  Housing Finance Corporation for administrative purposes only.
   11  The corporation shall use existing and available resources to
   12  administer and support the activities of the task force under
   13  this section.
   14         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “disability” has
   15  the same meaning as provided in 42 U.S.C. s. 12102(1) of the
   16  Americans with Disabilities Act, as that definition exists on
   17  the effective date of this act.
   18         (3)The task force shall develop and evaluate policy
   19  proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers
   20  to create units within mixed-use developments which may be used
   21  as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for individuals
   22  who are in need of such housing and who have a disability.
   23         (4)The task force shall consist of the following members:
   24         (a)The director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
   25  or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the task
   26  force.
   27         (b)The director of the Agency for Persons with
   28  Disabilities or his or her designee.
   29         (c)The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her
   30  designee.
   31         (d)The executive director of the Department of Economic
   32  Opportunity or his or her designee.
   33         (e)The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation
   34  or his or her designee.
   35         (f)The executive director of the Commission for the
   36  Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee.
   37         (g)The Secretary of Elderly Affairs or his or her
   38  designee.
   39         (h)An individual appointed by the Governor.
   40         (i)The following members appointed by the director of the
   41  Florida Housing Finance Corporation:
   42         1.A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing
   43  Coalition.
   44         2.A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition.
   45         3.A representative from the Florida Independent Living
   46  Council.
   47         4.A representative from The Arc of Florida.
   48         5.A representative from the National Alliance on Mental
   49  Illness-Florida.
   50         6.A representative from the Florida League of Cities.
   51         7.A representative from the Florida Association of
   52  Counties.
   53         8.A representative from the Association of Florida
   54  Community Developers.
   55         9.A representative from the Associated Builders and
   56  Contractors of Florida.
   57         10.A representative from the Florida Association of
   58  Rehabilitation Facilities.
   59         11.A representative from the Florida Developmental
   60  Disabilities Council.
   61         12.A representative from the banking industry who finances
   62  mixed-use developments.
   63         13.A representative from the Coalition of Affordable
   64  Housing Providers.
   65         14.A representative from the Commercial Real Estate
   66  Development Association.
   67         15.A representative from the Florida Behavioral Health
   68  Association.
   69         16.A representative from the Florida Assisted Living
   70  Association.
   71         17.An attorney who is a member in good standing with the
   72  Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar.
   73         (5)Members of the task force shall serve without
   74  compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem
   75  or travel expenses. The task force shall convene its first
   76  meeting by August 1, 2020, and shall meet as often as necessary
   77  to fulfill its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may
   78  be conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other
   79  electronic means.
   80         (6)In consultation with the applicable local and state
   81  governmental entities, the task force shall:
   82         (a)Identify potential barriers and opportunities in
   83  existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building
   84  contractors and developers to create low-cost, supportive, and
   85  affordable housing units for individuals with disabilities
   86  within mixed-use developments.
   87         (b)Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or
   88  laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws, such as allowing
   89  greater density, which would allow for the creation of low-cost,
   90  supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals with
   91  disabilities within mixed-use developments.
   92         (c)Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to
   93  encourage building contractors and developers to create low
   94  cost, supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals
   95  with disabilities within mixed-use developments.
   96         (d)Propose funding mechanisms for the development and
   97  maintenance of spaces for low-cost, supportive, and affordable
   98  housing units for individuals with disabilities within mixed-use
   99  developments.
  100         (7)The task force shall submit a report by December 1,
  101  2021, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
  102  Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its
  103  findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  104         (8)This section expires January 1, 2022.
  105         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
  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                        A bill to be entitled                      
  112         An act relating to the Independent Living Task Force;
  113         creating s. 420.5075, F.S.; establishing the
  114         Independent Living Task Force within the Florida
  115         Housing Finance Corporation; defining the term
  116         “disability”; providing for duties, membership, and
  117         meetings of the task force; requiring the task force
  118         to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature
  119         by a specified date; providing for expiration of the
  120         task force; providing an effective date.