Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1892
       By Senator Diaz
       36-01466A-21                                          20211892__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Emergency Preparedness and
    3         Response Fund; creating s. 252.3711, F.S.; creating
    4         the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund within
    5         the Executive Office of the Governor; providing for
    6         the deposit and use of funds; providing for future
    7         review and termination of the fund; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 252.3711, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         252.3711Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.—
   15         (1)The Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund is created
   16  within the Executive Office of the Governor.
   17         (2)The fund is established for use as a depository for
   18  reimbursements of state expenditures received from the Federal
   19  Emergency Management Agency, unless otherwise appropriated by
   20  the Legislature, and for other moneys specifically appropriated
   21  to the fund. The moneys deposited in the fund are available as a
   22  primary funding source for the Governor for purposes of
   23  preparing or responding to an emergency that exceeds regularly
   24  appropriated funding sources.
   25         (3)In accordance with s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State
   26  Constitution, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund
   27  shall, unless terminated sooner, be terminated on July 1, 2025.
   28  Before its scheduled termination, the fund shall be reviewed as
   29  provided in s. 215.3206(1) and (2).
   30         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.