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CS/HB 7039 — Repeal of Advisory Bodies and Programs

by Health and Human Services Committee; State Affairs Committee; and Rep. Rodriguez, A. (CS/SB 1636 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Baxley)

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

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill abolishes specific advisory bodies and programs that are no longer active, necessary, or beneficial to the furtherance of a public purpose. Specifically, this bill abolishes the following entities and the statutory references relating to:

  • Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council;
  • My Safe Florida Home Program Advisory Council;
  • Ad hoc committee for the Great Floridian Program within the Department of State;
  • Geneva Freshwater Lens Task Force;
  • Brownfield Areas Loan Guarantee Council;
  • Nonmandatory Land Reclamation Committee;
  • Sturgeon Production Working Group;
  • Trap Certificate Technical Advisory Appeals Board;
  • Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board;
  • Technical advisory council for water and domestic wastewater operator certification;
  • Technical advisory panels for Florida Health Choices, Inc.;
  • Technical advisory panel relating to result-oriented accountability program within the Department of Children and Families;
  • Learning Gateway steering committee;
  • Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council;
  • Florida Agricultural Promotion Campaign Advisory Council;
  • Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Council;
  • Tropical Fruit Advisory Council;
  • Board of Governors Advisory board relating to online baccalaureate degree programs; and
  • Florida Early Learning Advisory Council.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 110-1