Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 364
       By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senators Rader,
       Torres, and Pizzo
       578-02014-20                                           2020364c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Independent Living Task Force;
    3         creating s. 420.5075, F.S.; establishing the
    4         Independent Living Task Force within the Florida
    5         Housing Finance Corporation; defining the term
    6         “disability”; providing for duties, membership, and
    7         meetings of the task force; requiring the task force
    8         to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature
    9         by a specified date; providing for expiration of the
   10         task force; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 420.5075, Florida Statutes, is created
   15  to read:
   16         420.5075Independent Living Task Force.—
   17         (1)The Independent Living Task Force, a task force as
   18  defined in s. 20.03(8), is established within the Florida
   19  Housing Finance Corporation for administrative purposes only.
   20  The corporation shall use existing and available resources to
   21  administer and support the activities of the task force under
   22  this section.
   23         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “disability” has
   24  the same meaning as provided in 42 U.S.C. s. 12102(1) of the
   25  Americans with Disabilities Act, as that definition exists on
   26  the effective date of this act.
   27         (3)The task force shall develop and evaluate policy
   28  proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers
   29  to create units within mixed-use developments which may be used
   30  as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for individuals
   31  who are in need of such housing and who have a disability.
   32         (4)The task force shall consist of the following members:
   33         (a)The director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
   34  or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the task
   35  force.
   36         (b)The director of the Agency for Persons with
   37  Disabilities or his or her designee.
   38         (c)The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her
   39  designee.
   40         (d)The executive director of the Department of Economic
   41  Opportunity or his or her designee.
   42         (e)The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation
   43  or his or her designee.
   44         (f)The executive director of the Commission for the
   45  Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee.
   46         (g)The Secretary of Elderly Affairs or his or her
   47  designee.
   48         (h)An individual appointed by the Governor.
   49         (i)The following members appointed by the director of the
   50  Florida Housing Finance Corporation:
   51         1.A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing
   52  Coalition.
   53         2.A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition.
   54         3.A representative from the Florida Independent Living
   55  Council.
   56         4.A representative from The Arc of Florida.
   57         5.A representative from the National Alliance on Mental
   58  Illness-Florida.
   59         6.A representative from the Florida League of Cities.
   60         7.A representative from the Florida Association of
   61  Counties.
   62         8.A representative from the Association of Florida
   63  Community Developers.
   64         9.A representative from the Associated Builders and
   65  Contractors of Florida.
   66         10.A representative from the Florida Association of
   67  Rehabilitation Facilities.
   68         11.A representative from the Florida Developmental
   69  Disabilities Council.
   70         12.A representative from the banking industry who finances
   71  mixed-use developments.
   72         13.A representative from the Coalition of Affordable
   73  Housing Providers.
   74         14.A representative from the Commercial Real Estate
   75  Development Association.
   76         15.A representative from the Florida Behavioral Health
   77  Association.
   78         16.A representative from the Florida Assisted Living
   79  Association.
   80         17.An attorney who is a member in good standing with the
   81  Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar.
   82         (5)Members of the task force shall serve without
   83  compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem
   84  or travel expenses. The task force shall convene its first
   85  meeting by August 1, 2020, and shall meet as often as necessary
   86  to fulfill its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may
   87  be conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other
   88  electronic means.
   89         (6)In consultation with the applicable local and state
   90  governmental entities, the task force shall:
   91         (a)Identify potential barriers and opportunities in
   92  existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building
   93  contractors and developers to create low-cost, supportive, and
   94  affordable housing units for individuals with disabilities
   95  within mixed-use developments.
   96         (b)Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or
   97  laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws, such as allowing
   98  greater density, which would allow for the creation of low-cost,
   99  supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals with
  100  disabilities within mixed-use developments.
  101         (c)Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to
  102  encourage building contractors and developers to create low
  103  cost, supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals
  104  with disabilities within mixed-use developments.
  105         (d)Propose funding mechanisms for the development and
  106  maintenance of spaces for low-cost, supportive, and affordable
  107  housing units for individuals with disabilities within mixed-use
  108  developments.
  109         (7)The task force shall submit a report by December 1,
  110  2021, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
  111  Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its
  112  findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  113         (8)This section expires January 1, 2022.
  114         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.