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2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022C, 2022D, 2022A, and 2023B)

F.S. 402.57
402.57 Direct-support organization.
(1) The Department of Children and Families shall establish a direct-support organization to assist the Children and Youth Cabinet established in s. 402.56 in carrying out its purposes and responsibilities, primarily regarding fostering public awareness of children and youth issues and developing new partners in the effort to serve children and youth by raising money; submitting requests for and receiving grants from the Federal Government, the state or its political subdivisions, private foundations, and individuals; and making expenditures to or for the benefit of the cabinet. The sole purpose for the direct-support organization is to support the cabinet. The direct-support organization must be:
(a) Incorporated under chapter 617 and approved by the Department of State as a Florida corporation not for profit.
(b) Organized and operated to make expenditures to or for the benefit of the cabinet.
(c) Approved by the department to be operating for the benefit of and in a manner consistent with the goals of the cabinet and in the best interest of the state.
(2) The board of directors of the direct-support organization shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor. Each member of the board of directors shall be appointed to a 4-year term. However, for the purpose of providing staggered terms, the initial appointments shall be for either 2 years or 4 years, as determined by the Governor.
(3) The direct-support organization shall operate under a written contract with the department.
(4) All moneys received by the direct-support organization must be deposited into an account of the direct-support organization and shall be used in a manner consistent with the goals of the cabinet.
(5) This section is repealed October 1, 2024, unless reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature.
History.s. 12, ch. 2019-142.