Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1544 Ì469952IÎ469952 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/01/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Gibson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 252.3655, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 252.3655 Natural hazards interagency workgroup.— 8 (1)(a) An interagency workgroup is created for the purpose 9 of sharing information on the current and potential impacts of 10 natural hazards throughout the state, coordinating the ongoing 11 efforts of state agencies in addressing the impacts of natural 12 hazards, and collaborating on statewide initiatives to address 13 the impacts of natural hazards. As used in this section, the 14 term “natural hazards” includes, but is not limited to, extreme 15 heat, drought, wildfire, sea-level change, high tides, storm 16 surge, saltwater intrusion, stormwater runoff, flash floods, 17 inland flooding, and coastal flooding. 18 (b) Each agency within the executive branch of state 19 government, each water management district, and the Florida 20 Public Service Commission shall select from within such agency a 21 person to be designated as the agency liaison to the workgroup. 22 (c) The director of the Division of Emergency Management or 23 his or her designee shall serve as the liaison to and 24 coordinator of the workgroup. 25 (d) Each liaison shall provide information from his or her 26 respective agency on the current and potential impacts of 27 natural hazards to his or her agency, agency resources available 28 to mitigate against natural hazards, and efforts made by the 29 agency to address the impacts of natural hazards. 30 (e) The workgroup shall meet in person or by teleconference 31 on a quarterly basis to share information, leverage agency 32 resources, coordinate ongoing efforts, and provide information 33 for inclusion in the annual progress report submitted pursuant 34 to subsection (2). 35 (2)(a) On behalf of the workgroup, the Division of 36 Emergency Management shall prepare an annual progress report on 37 the implementation of the state’s hazard mitigation plan, 38 developed and submitted in accordance with 42 U.S.C. s. 5165 and 39 any implementing regulations, as it relates to natural hazards. 40 At a minimum, the annual progress report must: 41 1. Assess the relevance, level, and significance of current 42 agency efforts to address the impacts of natural hazards; and 43 2. Strategize and prioritize ongoing efforts to address the 44 impacts of natural hazards. 45 (b) Each liaison is responsible for ensuring that the 46 workgroup’s annual progress report is posted on his or her 47 agency’s website. 48 (c) By January 1, 2018, and each year thereafter, the 49 workgroup shall submit the annual progress report to the 50 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 51 House of Representatives. 52 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016. 53 54 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 55 And the title is amended as follows: 56 Delete everything before the enacting clause 57 and insert: 58 A bill to be entitled 59 An act relating to natural hazards; creating s. 60 252.3655, F.S.; creating an interagency workgroup to 61 share information, coordinate ongoing efforts, and 62 collaborate on initiatives relating to natural 63 hazards; defining the term “natural hazards”; 64 requiring certain agencies to designate liaisons to 65 the workgroup; designating the director of the 66 Division of Emergency Management or his or her 67 designee as the liaison to and coordinator of the 68 workgroup; specifying duties and responsibilities of 69 each liaison and the workgroup; requiring the division 70 to prepare an annual report; specifying report 71 requirements; requiring each agency liaison to ensure 72 that the report is posted on his or her agency’s 73 website; requiring the workgroup to submit the report 74 to the Governor and the Legislature; providing an 75 effective date.