Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 532
       By Senator Cruz
       18-00570A-20                                           2020532__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to developmental disabilities;
    3         providing a short title; amending s. 393.063, F.S.;
    4         revising the definition of the term “developmental
    5         disability”; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. This act may be cited as “Lincoln’s Law.”
   10         Section 2. Subsection (12) of section 393.063, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         393.063 Definitions.—For the purposes of this chapter, the
   13  term:
   14         (12) “Developmental disability” means a severe, chronic
   15  disability of an individual which:
   16         (a)Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or
   17  combination of mental and physical impairments.
   18         (b)Is manifested before the individual attains 22 years of
   19  age.
   20         (c)Is likely to continue indefinitely.
   21         (d)Results in substantial functional limitations in three
   22  or more of the following areas of major life activity:
   23         1.Self-care.
   24         2.Receptive and expressive language.
   25         3.Learning.
   26         4.Mobility.
   27         5.Self-direction.
   28         6.Capacity for independent living.
   29         7.Economic self-sufficiency.
   30         (e)Reflects the individual’s need for a combination and
   31  sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services,
   32  individualized supports, or other forms of assistance which are
   33  of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned
   34  and coordinated.
   36  An individual from birth to 9 years of age who has a substantial
   37  developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition
   38  may be considered to have a developmental disability without
   39  meeting three or more of the criteria described in paragraphs
   40  (a)-(e) if the individual, without services and supports, has a
   41  high probability of meeting such criteria later in life disorder
   42  or syndrome that is attributable to intellectual disability,
   43  cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Phelan
   44  McDermid syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome; that manifests
   45  before the age of 18; and that constitutes a substantial
   46  handicap that can reasonably be expected to continue
   47  indefinitely.
   48         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.