Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 272
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/18/2023           .                                

       The Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services
       (Garcia) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 18 - 29
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 409.1454, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         409.1454 Motor vehicle insurance and driver licenses for
    8  children in care and certified unaccompanied homeless youth.—
    9         (4) Payment must be made to eligible recipients in the
   10  order of eligibility until available funds are exhausted. If a
   11  child determined to be eligible reaches permanency status or
   12  turns 18 years of age, the program may pay for that child to
   13  complete a driver education program and obtain a driver license
   14  for up to 6 months after the date the child reaches permanency
   15  status or 6 months after the date the child turns 18 years of
   16  age. A child may be eligible to have the costs of and incidental
   17  to licensure paid if he or she demonstrates that such costs are
   18  creating barriers to obtaining employment or completing
   19  educational goals, if the child meets any of the following
   20  criteria:
   21         (a) Is continuing in care under s. 39.6251;
   22         (b) Was in licensed care when the child reached 18 years of
   23  age and Is currently receiving postsecondary education services
   24  and support under s. 409.1451(2); or
   25         (c) Is an unaccompanied homeless youth certified under s.
   26  743.067 who is a citizen of the United States or legal resident
   27  of this state and is:
   28         1. Completing secondary education;
   29         2. Employed at least part time;
   30         3. Attending any postsecondary education program at least
   31  part time; or
   32         4. Has a disability that precludes full-time work or
   33  education.
   34         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   35  39.4085, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsections (4) and
   36  (5) are added to that section, to read:
   37         39.4085 Goals for dependent children; responsibilities;
   38  education; Office of the Children’s Ombudsman.—
   39         (3)(a) The case manager or other staff shall, at a minimum,
   40  provide verbal and written:
   41         1. Instructions to a child entering shelter or foster care
   42  to educate the child on identifying and reporting abuse,
   43  abandonment, or neglect.
   44         2.Information to a child about laws and requirements
   45  relating to the topics of nurturing care, personal safety, and
   46  protection from abuse, abandonment, and neglect; normalcy and
   47  what that means for a
   48  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   49  And the title is amended as follows:
   50         Delete lines 2 - 3
   51  and insert:
   52         An act relating to children and young adults in out
   53         of-home care; amending s. 409.1454, F.S.; revising
   54         eligibility criteria to participate in a specified
   55         program covering certain costs for a driver license
   56         and motor vehicle insurance; amending s. 39.4085,
   57         F.S.;