Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1710
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Bradley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 111 - 160
    4  and insert:
    5  be considered for inclusion in the database established under
    6  paragraph (2)(b) in addition to any enumerated data elements in
    7  that paragraph. Any data elements recommended for inclusion in
    8  the publicly searchable database must be established in a manner
    9  that ensures confidentiality of ward information.
   10         (b)To develop the proposed lists of data points, the
   11  Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation shall engage with
   12  stakeholders, including, but not limited to, judicial officers
   13  and magistrates who handle guardianship and probate matters; the
   14  Florida State Guardianship Association; the Elder Law Section of
   15  The Florida Bar; the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law
   16  Section of The Florida Bar; and the Department of Elderly
   17  Affairs, to obtain feedback for use in the development of
   18  specific data elements for any databases established in
   19  accordance with this section. The Florida Clerks of Court
   20  Operations Corporation must collaborate with the Office of the
   21  State Courts Administrator and the clerks of court through the
   22  Florida Courts Technology Commission to implement the data
   23  elements and databases to achieve interoperability.
   24         (6)(a) Beginning July 1, 2024, and annually thereafter
   25  through July 1, 2027, the Florida Clerks of Court Operations
   26  Corporation shall compile data maintained in the databases
   27  established under paragraphs (1)(a) and (2)(b) which has been
   28  collected from the clerks of court and the Department of Elderly
   29  Affairs and submit such data to the Office of Program Policy
   30  Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).
   31         (b)OPPAGA shall analyze the consolidated data compiled in
   32  accordance with paragraph (a) to evaluate trends in the use of
   33  guardianships in this state and conduct a comparative analysis
   34  of guardianship laws in other states. In conducting the
   35  analysis, OPPAGA shall consult with the Office of State Courts
   36  Administrator, the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation, the
   37  clerks of the court, and the Department of Elderly Affairs.
   38  OPPAGA shall submit a report containing findings and
   39  recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
   40  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by October 15,
   41  2024, and annually thereafter through October 15, 2027.
   42         (c)The data compiled and reported under paragraphs (a) and
   43  (b) must be produced in a statewide, circuit-level, and county
   44  level statistical format. Such reports must include only
   45  aggregated and deidentified data. Further, the reports provided
   46  under paragraphs (a) and (b) may not contain personal
   47  identifying information of wards.
   48         Section 2. Subsection (7) is added to section 744.2001,
   49  Florida Statutes, to read:
   50         744.2001 Office of Public and Professional Guardians.—There
   51  is created the Office of Public and Professional Guardians
   52  within the Department of Elderly Affairs.
   53         (7)On or after July 1, 2023, the Office of Public and
   54  Professional Guardians shall
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   57  And the title is amended as follows:
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   60         of registered professional guardians on its website on
   61         or after a specified date;