Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1710
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Bradley)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 744.2112, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         744.2112Statewide database of guardianship information;
    8  publication of professional guardian registration profiles.—
    9         (1) The Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation and
   10  clerks of court shall establish a statewide database of
   11  guardianship information to facilitate improved court oversight
   12  of such guardianships. The database must be interoperable with
   13  the data systems of each circuit court, such that each circuit
   14  court may easily access the data for regular use in judicial
   15  proceedings. The database must include, at a minimum,
   16  professional guardian registration and disciplinary data
   17  provided by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians,
   18  information on the status of guardian compliance with the
   19  statutory qualifications for guardianship, and the status of
   20  statutorily required reports and submissions. The database must
   21  be searchable by, at a minimum, petitioner, ward, ward
   22  demographic information, guardian and guardian location,
   23  counsel, other parties to each case, judge, and circuit. The
   24  database must have the ability to generate statewide and
   25  circuit-level statistical data of assistance to the courts and
   26  the Department of Elderly Affairs. The Office of Public and
   27  Professional Guardians shall share professional guardian
   28  registration and disciplinary data for the purposes of this
   29  subsection.
   30         (2) The Office of Public and Professional Guardians shall
   31  publish professional guardian registration profiles on its
   32  internet website. The profiles must be accessible and searchable
   33  by the public, and shall include, at a minimum, information
   34  submitted under section 744.2002, whether any complaints against
   35  the professional guardian have been substantiated, and any
   36  disciplinary actions taken by the department.
   37         Section. 2This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   41  and insert:
   42                        A bill to be entitled                      
   43         An act relating to guardianship; creating s. 744.2112,
   44         F.S.; requiring the Florida Clerks of Court Operations
   45         Corporation and clerks of court to establish a
   46         statewide database of guardianship information for
   47         certain purposes; requiring the database to be
   48         interoperable with certain data systems; requiring the
   49         database to include certain information; requiring the
   50         database to be searchable by certain data points;
   51         requiring the data base to have the ability to
   52         generate certain information; requiring the Office of
   53         Public and Professional Guardians to share certain
   54         information; requiring the Office of Public and
   55         Professional Guardians to publish professional
   56         guardian registration profiles on a website; requiring
   57         the profiles to be accessible and searchable by the
   58         public; requiring the profiles to include certain
   59         information; providing an effective date.