Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1212
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/15/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Sobel)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (819690) 
    3         Delete lines 106 - 110
    4  and insert:
    5         (b) The state ombudsman shall be appointed by and shall
    6  serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Elderly Affairs from a
    7  list of names submitted by the State Ombudsman Council.
    8  Candidates must The secretary shall appoint a person who has
    9  have expertise and experience in the fields of long-term care
   10  and advocacy to serve as state ombudsman. The Secretary may
   11  remove the State Ombudsman only after consulting with the State
   12  Ombudsman Council and after a vote of two-thirds of all state
   13  council members is attained.