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    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).
   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 17,
  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 31, 2022.
  118         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.