Florida Senate - 2024                                     SB 848
       By Senator DiCeglie
       18-00596-24                                            2024848__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to AMIkids, Inc.; creating s. 985.176,
    3         F.S.; authorizing the Department of Juvenile Justice,
    4         the Department of Education, and the Department of
    5         Children and Families to contract with AMIkids, Inc.,
    6         for specified services; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 985.176, Florida Statutes, is created to
   11  read:
   12         985.176 AMIkids, Inc.As authorized by and consistent with
   13  funding appropriated in the General Appropriations Act, the
   14  department, the Department of Education, and the Department of
   15  Children and Families may contract, in accordance with ss.
   16  394.457 and 985.644 and the statutes governing the Department of
   17  Education and the Department of Children and Families, with
   18  AMIkids, Inc., a nonprofit organization exempt from taxation
   19  pursuant to s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to
   20  provide alternatives to institutionalization or commitment for
   21  young men and women by providing services, including, but not
   22  limited to, education, behavior modification, skills
   23  development, mental health, workforce development, family
   24  functioning, and advocacy.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.