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HB 5303 — Department of Children and Family Services

by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Hudson

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Budget Committee (BC)

The bill provides for the following:

  • Authorizes the Department of Children and Families to develop a plan to reduce operational costs at the Northeast Florida State Hospital and Florida State Hospital.
  • The plan is to be submitted to the Legislative Budget Commission for review.
  • If the Legislative Budget Commission finds that the department can achieve the amount of savings included in the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act without the outsourcing of housekeeping and environmental services, the commission can authorize the realignment of resources and authorize positions to maintain these functions in-house.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-2; House 82-35