Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 1-B
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 397 and 398
    4  insert:
    5         Section 6. A family member of a resident of this state who
    6  has died from COVID-19 may seek reimbursement for funeral
    7  expenses by filing a claim with the Department of Legal Affairs.
    8  The department may adopt rules governing procedures and
    9  requirements regarding the submission and awarding of claims.
   10  Such rules must be consistent with the procedures and
   11  requirements under the Florida Crimes Compensation Act to the
   12  extent possible. The payment of claims pursuant to this section
   13  shall be funded through the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund. This
   14  section expires June 1, 2023.
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   17  And the title is amended as follows:
   18         Delete line 86
   19  and insert:
   20         expiration; authorizing certain persons to apply to
   21         the Department of Legal Affairs for reimbursement of
   22         funeral expenses for a family member who has died from
   23         COVID-19; authorizing the department to adopt rules;
   24         providing requirements for such rules; providing for
   25         the funding of claim payments; providing for
   26         expiration; providing a directive to the Division of