Florida Senate - 2020 CS for CS for SB 364 By the Committees on Rules; and Community Affairs; and Senators Rader, Torres, and Pizzo 595-03946-20 2020364c2 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. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 420.5075, Florida Statutes, is created 15 to read: 16 420.5075 Independent 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). 25 (3) The task force shall develop and evaluate policy 26 proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers 27 to create units within mixed-use developments which may be used 28 as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for individuals 29 who are in need of such housing and who have a disability. The 30 task force shall give special consideration to the needs of 31 individuals who have a developmental disability, as defined in 32 s. 393.063, or a mental illness, as defined in s. 394.455, when 33 developing and evaluating policy proposals under this section. 34 (4) The task force shall consist of the following members: 35 (a) The director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation 36 or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the task 37 force. 38 (b) The director of the Agency for Persons with 39 Disabilities or his or her designee. 40 (c) The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her 41 designee. 42 (d) The executive director of the Department of Economic 43 Opportunity or his or her designee. 44 (e) The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation 45 or his or her designee. 46 (f) The executive director of the Commission for the 47 Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee. 48 (g) The Secretary of Elderly Affairs or his or her 49 designee. 50 (h) An individual appointed by the Governor. 51 (i) The following members appointed by the director of the 52 Florida Housing Finance Corporation: 53 1. A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing 54 Coalition. 55 2. A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition. 56 3. A representative from the Florida Independent Living 57 Council. 58 4. A representative from The Arc of Florida. 59 5. A representative from the National Alliance on Mental 60 Illness-Florida. 61 6. A representative from the Florida League of Cities. 62 7. A representative from the Florida Association of 63 Counties. 64 8. A representative from the Association of Florida 65 Community Developers. 66 9. A representative from the Associated Builders and 67 Contractors of Florida. 68 10. A representative from the Florida Association of 69 Rehabilitation Facilities. 70 11. A representative from the Florida Developmental 71 Disabilities Council. 72 12. A representative from the banking industry who finances 73 mixed-use developments. 74 13. A representative from the Coalition of Affordable 75 Housing Providers. 76 14. A representative from the Commercial Real Estate 77 Development Association. 78 15. A representative from the Florida Behavioral Health 79 Association. 80 16. A representative from the Florida Assisted Living 81 Association. 82 17. An attorney who is a member in good standing with the 83 Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. 84 18. A representative from the Florida Association of 85 Managing Entities. 86 (5) Members of the task force shall serve without 87 compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem 88 or travel expenses. The task force shall convene its first 89 meeting by August 1, 2020, and shall meet as often as necessary 90 to fulfill its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may 91 be conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other 92 electronic means. 93 (6) In consultation with the applicable local and state 94 governmental entities, the task force shall: 95 (a) Identify potential barriers and opportunities in 96 existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building 97 contractors and developers to create low-cost, supportive, and 98 affordable housing units for individuals with disabilities 99 within mixed-use developments. 100 (b) Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or 101 laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws, such as allowing 102 greater density, which would allow for the creation of low-cost, 103 supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals with 104 disabilities within mixed-use developments. 105 (c) Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to 106 encourage building contractors and developers to create low 107 cost, supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals 108 with disabilities within mixed-use developments. 109 (d) Propose funding mechanisms for the development and 110 maintenance of spaces for low-cost, supportive, and affordable 111 housing units for individuals with disabilities within mixed-use 112 developments. 113 (7) The task force shall submit a report by January 15, 114 2022, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 115 Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its 116 findings, conclusions, and recommendations. 117 (8) This section expires January 1, 2022. 118 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.