Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (186950) for SB 7010
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  11/19/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Hukill) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 17.68, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         17.68Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with
    8  Developmental Disabilities.—
    9         (1) The Legislature finds that the state has a compelling
   10  interest in promoting the economic independence and successful
   11  employment of individuals with developmental disabilities as
   12  defined in s. 393.063. In comparison with the general
   13  population, individuals with developmental disabilities
   14  experience lower rates of educational achievement, employment,
   15  and annual earnings and are more likely to live in poverty.
   16  Additionally, such individuals must navigate a complex network
   17  of federal and state programs in order to be eligible for
   18  financial and health benefits. Thus, it is essential that these
   19  individuals have sufficient financial management knowledge and
   20  skills to effectively participate in benefit eligibility
   21  determination processes and make informed decisions regarding
   22  financial services and products provided by financial
   23  institutions. Enhancing the financial literacy of such
   24  individuals will provide a pathway for economic independence and
   25  successful employment.
   26         (2) The Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with
   27  Developmental Disabilities is established within the Department
   28  of Financial Services. The department, in consultation with
   29  public and private stakeholders, shall develop and implement the
   30  program, which must be designed to promote the economic
   31  independence and successful employment of individuals with
   32  developmental disabilities. Banks, credit unions, savings
   33  associations, and savings banks will be key participants in the
   34  development and promotion of the program, which must provide
   35  information, resources, outreach, and education in the following
   36  areas:
   37         (a) For individuals with developmental disabilities:
   38         1.Financial education, including instruction on money
   39  management skills and the effective use of financial services
   40  and products, to promote income preservation and asset
   41  development.
   42         2. Identification of available financial and health benefit
   43  programs and services.
   44         3. Job training programs and employment opportunities,
   45  including work incentives and state and local workforce
   46  development programs.
   47         4. The impact of earnings and assets on eligibility for
   48  federal and state financial and health benefit programs, and
   49  options to manage such impact.
   50         (b) For employers in this state, strategies to make program
   51  information and educational materials available to their
   52  employees with developmental disabilities.
   53         (3)The department shall:
   54         (a)Establish on its website a clearinghouse for
   55  information regarding the program and other resources available
   56  for individuals with developmental disabilities and their
   57  employers.
   58         (b) Publish a brochure describing the program, which is
   59  also accessible on its website.
   60         (4) Within 90 days after the department establishes the
   61  website clearinghouse and publishes the brochure, each bank,
   62  savings association, and savings bank that is a qualified public
   63  depository as defined in s. 280.02 shall:
   64         (a) Make copies of the department’s brochures available,
   65  upon the request of the consumer, at its principal place of
   66  business and each branch office located in this state which has
   67  in-person teller services by having copies of the brochure
   68  available or having the capability to print a copy of the
   69  brochure from the department’s website. Upon request, the
   70  department shall provide copies of the brochure to a bank,
   71  savings association, or savings bank.
   72         (b) Provide on its website a hyperlink to the department’s
   73  website clearinghouse. If the department changes the website
   74  address for the clearinghouse, the bank, savings association, or
   75  savings bank must update the hyperlink within 90 days after
   76  notification by the department of such change.
   77         (5) A participating qualified public depository is not
   78  subject to civil liability arising from the distribution or
   79  nondistribution of the brochure or program website information.
   80  The contents of the brochure or the program website information
   81  may not be attributed to a participating qualified public
   82  depository by virtue of its distribution, and do not constitute
   83  financial or investment advice by, nor create a fiduciary duty
   84  on, the participating qualified public depository to the
   85  recipient.
   86         Section 2. Effective January 1, 2017, paragraph (b) of
   87  subsection (10) of section 20.60, Florida Statutes, is amended
   88  to read:
   89         20.60 Department of Economic Opportunity; creation; powers
   90  and duties.—
   91         (10) The department, with assistance from Enterprise
   92  Florida, Inc., shall, by November 1 of each year, submit an
   93  annual report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and
   94  the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the condition of
   95  the business climate and economic development in the state.
   96         (b) The report must incorporate annual reports of other
   97  programs, including:
   98         1. The displaced homemaker program established under s.
   99  446.50.
  100         2. Information provided by the Department of Revenue under
  101  s. 290.014.
  102         3. Information provided by enterprise zone development
  103  agencies under s. 290.0056 and an analysis of the activities and
  104  accomplishments of each enterprise zone.
  105         4. The Economic Gardening Business Loan Pilot Program
  106  established under s. 288.1081 and the Economic Gardening
  107  Technical Assistance Pilot Program established under s.
  108  288.1082.
  109         5. A detailed report of the performance of the Black
  110  Business Loan Program and a cumulative summary of quarterly
  111  report data required under s. 288.714.
  112         6. The Rural Economic Development Initiative established
  113  under s. 288.0656.
  114         7. The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program.
  115         Section 3. Section 110.107, Florida Statutes, is reordered
  116  and amended to read:
  117         110.107 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
  118         (5)(1) “Department” means the Department of Management
  119  Services.
  120         (28)(2) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Management
  121  Services.
  122         (11)(3) “Furlough” means a temporary reduction in the
  123  regular hours of employment in a pay period, or temporary leave
  124  without pay for one or more pay periods, with a commensurate
  125  reduction in pay, which is necessitated by a projected deficit
  126  in any fund that supports salary and benefit appropriations. The
  127  deficit must be projected by the Revenue Estimating Conference
  128  pursuant to s. 216.136(3).
  129         (30)(4) “State agency” or “agency” means any official,
  130  officer, commission, board, authority, council, committee, or
  131  department of the executive branch or the judicial branch of
  132  state government as defined in chapter 216.
  133         (21)(5) “Position” means the work, consisting of duties and
  134  responsibilities, assigned to be performed by an officer or
  135  employee.
  136         (10)(6) “Full-time position” means a position authorized
  137  for the entire normally established work period, whether daily,
  138  weekly, monthly, or annually.
  139         (18)(7) “Part-time position” means a position authorized
  140  for less than the entire normally established work period,
  141  whether daily, weekly, monthly, or annually.
  142         (16)(8) “Occupation” means all positions that which are
  143  sufficiently similar in knowledge, skills, and abilities, and
  144  the sufficiently similar as to kind or subject matter of work.
  145         (17)(9) “Occupational group” means a group of occupations
  146  that which are sufficiently similar in the kind of work
  147  performed to warrant the use of the same performance factors in
  148  determining the level of complexity for all occupations in that
  149  occupational group.
  150         (3)(10) “Classification plan” means a formal description of
  151  the concepts, rules, job family definitions, occupational group
  152  characteristics, and occupational profiles used in the
  153  classification of positions.
  154         (20)(11) “Pay plan” means a formal description of the
  155  philosophy, methods, procedures, and salary schedules for
  156  competitively compensating employees at market-based rates for
  157  work performed.
  158         (27)(12) “Salary schedule” means an official document that
  159  which contains a complete list of occupation titles, broadband
  160  level codes, and pay bands.
  161         (1)(13) “Authorized position” means a position included in
  162  an approved budget. In counting the number of authorized
  163  positions, part-time positions may be converted to full-time
  164  equivalents.
  165         (8)(14) “Established position” means an authorized position
  166  that which has been classified in accordance with a
  167  classification and pay plan as provided by law.
  168         (22)(15) “Position number” means the identification number
  169  assigned to an established position.
  170         (26)(16) “Reclassification” means the changing of an
  171  established position in one broadband level in an occupational
  172  group to a higher or lower broadband level in the same
  173  occupational group or to a broadband level in a different
  174  occupational group.
  175         (24)(17) “Promotion” means the changing of the
  176  classification of an employee to a broadband level having a
  177  higher maximum salary; or the changing of the classification of
  178  an employee to a broadband level having the same or a lower
  179  maximum salary but a higher level of responsibility.
  180         (4)(18) “Demotion” means the changing of the classification
  181  of an employee to a broadband level having a lower maximum
  182  salary; or the changing of the classification of an employee to
  183  a broadband level having the same or a higher maximum salary but
  184  a lower level of responsibility.
  185         (32)(19) “Transfer” means moving an employee from one
  186  geographic location of the state to a different geographic
  187  location more than in excess of 50 miles from the employee’s
  188  current work location.
  189         (25)(20) “Reassignment” means moving an employee from a
  190  position in one broadband level to a different position in the
  191  same broadband level or to a different broadband level having
  192  the same maximum salary.
  193         (6)(21) “Dismissal” means a disciplinary action taken by an
  194  agency pursuant to s. 110.227 against an employee which results
  195  resulting in the termination of his or her employment.
  196         (31)(22) “Suspension” means a disciplinary action taken by
  197  an agency pursuant to s. 110.227 against an employee which to
  198  temporarily relieves relieve the employee of his or her duties
  199  and places place him or her on leave without pay.
  200         (15)(23) “Layoff” means termination of employment due to a
  201  shortage of funds or work, or a material change in the duties or
  202  organization of an agency, including the outsourcing or
  203  privatization of an activity or function previously performed by
  204  career service employees.
  205         (7)(24) “Employing agency” means any agency authorized to
  206  employ personnel to carry out the responsibilities of the agency
  207  under the provisions of chapter 20 or other law statutory
  208  authority.
  209         (29)(25) “Shared employment” means part-time career
  210  employment in which whereby the duties and responsibilities of a
  211  full-time position in the career service are divided among part
  212  time employees who are eligible for the position and who receive
  213  career service benefits and wages pro rata. The term does not In
  214  no case shall “shared employment” include the employment of
  215  persons paid from other-personal-services funds.
  216         (9)(26) “Firefighter” means a firefighter certified under
  217  chapter 633.
  218         (14)(27) “Law enforcement or correctional officer” means a
  219  law enforcement officer, special agent, correctional officer,
  220  correctional probation officer, or institutional security
  221  specialist required to be certified under chapter 943.
  222         (23)(28) “Professional health care provider” means
  223  registered nurses, physician’s assistants, dentists,
  224  psychologists, nutritionists or dietitians, pharmacists,
  225  psychological specialists, physical therapists, and speech and
  226  hearing therapists.
  227         (13)(29) “Job family” means a defined grouping of one or
  228  more occupational groups.
  229         (19)(30) “Pay band” means the minimum salary, the maximum
  230  salary, and intermediate rates that which are payable for work
  231  in a specific broadband level.
  232         (2)(31) “Broadband level” means all positions that which
  233  are sufficiently similar in knowledge, skills, and abilities;
  234  the, and sufficiently similar as to kind or subject matter of
  235  work; the, level of difficulty or the level of responsibility;
  236  responsibilities, and the qualification requirements of the work
  237  so as to warrant the same treatment with respect as to title,
  238  pay band, and other personnel transactions.
  239         (12) “Individual who has a disability” means a person who
  240  has a physical or intellectual impairment that substantially
  241  limits one or more major life activities; a person who has a
  242  history or record of such an impairment; or a person who is
  243  perceived by others as having such an impairment.
  244         Section 4. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 110.112,
  245  Florida Statutes, are amended, present subsections (3) through
  246  (6) of that section are redesignated as subsections (4) through
  247  (7), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to that
  248  section, to read:
  249         110.112 Affirmative action; equal employment opportunity.—
  250         (1) It is shall be the policy of this the state to assist
  251  in providing the assurance of equal employment opportunity
  252  through programs of affirmative and positive action that will
  253  allow full utilization of women, and minorities, and individuals
  254  who have a disability.
  255         (2)(a) The head of each executive agency shall develop and
  256  implement an affirmative action plan in accordance with rules
  257  adopted by the department and approved by a majority vote of the
  258  Administration Commission before their adoption.
  259         (b) Each executive agency shall establish annual goals for
  260  ensuring full utilization of groups underrepresented in the
  261  agency’s its workforce, including women, minorities, and
  262  individuals who have a disability, as compared to the relevant
  263  labor market, as defined by the agency. Each executive agency
  264  shall design its affirmative action plan to meet its established
  265  goals.
  266         (c) Each executive agency shall annually report to the
  267  department regarding the agency’s progress toward increasing
  268  employment among women, minorities, and individuals who have a
  269  disability.
  270         (d)(c) An affirmative action-equal employment opportunity
  271  officer shall be appointed by the head of each executive agency.
  272  The affirmative action-equal employment opportunity officer’s
  273  responsibilities must include determining annual goals,
  274  monitoring agency compliance, and providing consultation to
  275  managers regarding progress, deficiencies, and appropriate
  276  corrective action.
  277         (e)(d) The department shall report information in its
  278  annual workforce report relating to the implementation,
  279  continuance, updating, and results of each executive agency’s
  280  affirmative action plan for the previous fiscal year. The annual
  281  workforce report must also include data for each executive
  282  agency relating to employment levels among women, minorities,
  283  and individuals who have a disability.
  284         (f)(e) The department shall provide to all supervisory
  285  personnel of the executive agencies training in the principles
  286  of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, the
  287  development and implementation of affirmative action plans, and
  288  the establishment of annual affirmative action goals. The
  289  department may contract for training services, and each
  290  participating agency shall reimburse the department for costs
  291  incurred through such contract. After the department approves
  292  the contents of the training program for the agencies, the
  293  department may delegate this training to the executive agencies.
  294         (3)(a) The department, in consultation with the Agency for
  295  Persons with Disabilities, the Division of Vocational
  296  Rehabilitation and the Division of Blind Services of the
  297  Department of Education, the Department of Economic Opportunity,
  298  and the Executive Office of the Governor, shall develop and
  299  implement programs that incorporate internships, mentoring, on
  300  the-job training, unpaid work experience, situational
  301  assessments, and other innovative strategies that are
  302  specifically geared toward individuals who have a disability.
  303         (b) By January 1, 2017, the department shall develop
  304  mandatory training programs for human resources personnel and
  305  hiring managers of executive agencies which support the
  306  employment of individuals who have a disability.
  307         (c)1. By January 1, 2017, each executive agency shall
  308  develop an agency-specific plan that addresses how to promote
  309  employment opportunities for individuals who have a disability.
  310         2. The department shall assist executive agencies in the
  311  implementation of agency-specific plans. The department shall
  312  regularly report to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
  313  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives the progress of
  314  executive agencies in implementing these plans. Such reports
  315  shall be made at least biannually.
  316         (d) The department shall compile data regarding the hiring
  317  practices of executive agencies with regard to individuals who
  318  have a disability and make such data available on its website.
  319         (e) The department shall assist executive agencies in
  320  identifying and implementing strategies for retaining employees
  321  who have a disability which include, but are not limited to,
  322  training programs, funding reasonable accommodations, increasing
  323  access to appropriate technologies, and ensuring accessibility
  324  of physical and virtual workplaces.
  325         (f) The department shall adopt rules relating to forms that
  326  provide for the voluntary self-identification of individuals who
  327  have a disability who are employed by an executive agency.
  328         (g) This subsection does not create any substantive or
  329  procedural right or benefit enforceable at law or in equity
  330  against the state or a state agency, or an officer, employee, or
  331  agent thereof.
  332         Section 5. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (1) of
  333  section 280.16, Florida Statutes, to read:
  334         280.16 Requirements of qualified public depositories;
  335  confidentiality.—
  336         (1) In addition to any other requirements specified in this
  337  chapter, qualified public depositories shall:
  338         (e) Participate in the Financial Literacy Program for
  339  Individuals with Developmental Disabilities as required under s.
  340  17.68.
  341         Section 6. Subsection (9) of section 393.063, Florida
  342  Statutes, is amended to read:
  343         393.063 Definitions.—For the purposes of this chapter, the
  344  term:
  345         (9) “Developmental disability” means a disorder or syndrome
  346  that is attributable to intellectual disability, cerebral palsy,
  347  autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, or Prader-Willi syndrome;
  348  that manifests before the age of 18; and that constitutes a
  349  substantial handicap that can reasonably be expected to continue
  350  indefinitely.
  351         Section 7. Employment First Act.—
  352         (1) SHORT TITLE.—This section may be cited as the
  353  “Employment First Act.”
  354         (2) LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.—The Legislature finds
  355  that employment is the most direct and cost-effective means to
  356  assist an individual in achieving independence and fulfillment;
  357  however, individuals with disabilities are confronted by unique
  358  barriers to employment which inhibit their opportunities to
  359  compete fairly in the labor force. It is the intent of the
  360  Legislature to provide a framework for a long-term commitment to
  361  improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities
  362  in this state through the implementation of this act.
  363         (3) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this act is to prioritize
  364  employment of individuals with disabilities and to change the
  365  employment system to better integrate individuals with
  366  disabilities into the workforce. This act encourages a
  367  collaborative effort between state agencies and organizations to
  368  achieve better employment outcomes for individuals with
  369  disabilities.
  370         (4) INTERAGENCY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT.—The following state
  371  agencies and organizations, and others, as appropriate, shall
  372  develop an interagency cooperative agreement to implement this
  373  act:
  374         (a) The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the
  375  Department of Education.
  376         (b) The Division of Blind Services of the Department of
  377  Education.
  378         (c) The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student
  379  Services of the Department of Education.
  380         (d) The Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
  381         (e) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program of the
  382  Department of Children and Families.
  383         (f) The Department of Economic Opportunity.
  384         (g) CareerSource Florida, Inc.
  385         (h) The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council.
  386         (i) The Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  387         (j) Other appropriate organizations.
  389  interagency cooperative agreement must identify the roles and
  390  responsibilities of the state agencies and organizations
  391  identified in subsection (4) and the objectives of the
  392  interagency cooperative agreement, which must include all of the
  393  following:
  394         (a) Establishing a commitment by leadership of the state
  395  agencies and organizations to maximize resources and
  396  coordination to improve employment outcomes for individuals with
  397  disabilities who seek publicly funded services.
  398         (b) Developing strategic goals and benchmarks to assist the
  399  state agencies and organizations in the implementation of this
  400  agreement.
  401         (c) Identifying financing and contracting methods that will
  402  help to prioritize employment for individuals with disabilities
  403  by state agencies and organizations.
  404         (d) Establishing training methods to better integrate
  405  individuals with disabilities into the workforce.
  406         (e) Ensuring collaborative efforts between multiple
  407  agencies to achieve the purposes of this act.
  408         (f) Promoting service innovations to better assist
  409  individuals with disabilities in the workplace.
  410         (g) Identifying accountability measures to ensure the
  411  sustainability of this agreement.
  412         Section 8. Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program.—
  413         (1) CREATION AND PURPOSE.—The Department of Economic
  414  Opportunity shall establish the Florida Unique Abilities Partner
  415  Program to designate a business entity as a Florida Unique
  416  Abilities Partner if the business entity demonstrates
  417  commitment, through employment or support, to the independence
  418  of individuals who have a disability. The department shall
  419  consult with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the
  420  Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Department of
  421  Education, the Division of Blind Services of the Department of
  422  Education, and CareerSource Florida, Inc., in creating the
  423  program.
  424         (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
  425         (a) “Department” means the Department of Economic
  426  Opportunity.
  427         (b) “Individuals who have a disability” means persons who
  428  have a physical or intellectual impairment that substantially
  429  limits one or more major life activities, persons who have a
  430  history or record of such an impairment, or persons who are
  431  perceived by others as having such an impairment.
  432         (3) DESIGNATION.—
  433         (a) A business entity may apply to the department to be
  434  designated as a Florida Unique Abilities Partner, based on the
  435  business entity’s achievements in at least one of the following
  436  categories:
  437         1. Employment of individuals who have a disability.
  438         2. Contributions to local or national disability
  439  organizations.
  440         3. Contributions to, or the establishment of, a program
  441  that contributes to the independence of individuals who have a
  442  disability.
  443         (b) As an alternative to application by a business entity,
  444  the department must consider nominations from members of the
  445  community where the business entity is located. The nomination
  446  must identify the business entity’s achievements in at least one
  447  of the categories provided in paragraph (a).
  448         (c) The name, location, and contact information of the
  449  business entity must be included in the business entity’s
  450  application or nomination.
  451         (d) The department shall adopt procedures for the
  452  application, nomination, and designation processes for the
  453  Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program. Designation as a
  454  Florida Unique Abilities Partner does not establish or involve
  455  licensure, does not affect the substantial interests of a party,
  456  and does not constitute a final agency action. The Florida
  457  Unique Abilities Partner Program and designation are not subject
  458  to chapter 120, Florida Statutes.
  459         (4)ELIGIBILITY AND AWARD.—In determining the eligibility
  460  for the designation of a business entity as a Florida Unique
  461  Abilities Partner, the department shall consider, at a minimum,
  462  the following criteria:
  463         (a)For a designation based on an application by a business
  464  entity, the business entity must certify that:
  465         1. It employs at least one individual who has a disability.
  466  Such employees must be residents of this state and must have
  467  been employed by the business entity for at least 9 months
  468  before the business entity’s application for the designation.
  469  The department may not require the employer to provide
  470  personally identifiable information about its employees;
  471         2.It has made contributions to local and national
  472  disability organizations or contributions in support of
  473  individuals who have a disability. Contributions may be
  474  accomplished through financial or in-kind contributions,
  475  including employee volunteer hours. Contributions must be
  476  documented by providing copies of written receipts or letters of
  477  acknowledgment from recipients or donees. A business entity with
  478  100 or fewer employees must make a financial or in-kind
  479  contribution of at least $1,000, and a business entity with more
  480  than 100 employees must make a financial or in-kind contribution
  481  of at least $5,000; or
  482         3. It has established, or has contributed to the
  483  establishment of, a program that contributes to the independence
  484  of individuals who have a disability. Contributions must be
  485  documented by providing copies of written receipts, a summary of
  486  the program, program materials, or letters of acknowledgment
  487  from program participants or volunteers. A business entity with
  488  100 or fewer employees must make a financial or in-kind
  489  contribution of at least $1,000 in the program, and a business
  490  entity with more than 100 employees must make a financial or in
  491  kind contribution of at least $5,000.
  493  A business entity that applies to the department to be
  494  designated as a Florida Unique Abilities Partner shall be
  495  awarded the designation upon meeting the requirements of this
  496  section.
  497         (b) For a designation based upon receipt of a nomination of
  498  a business entity:
  499         1. The department shall determine whether the nominee,
  500  based on the information provided by the nominating person or
  501  entity, meets the requirements of paragraph (a). The department
  502  may request additional information from the nominee.
  503         2. If the nominee meets the requirements, the department
  504  shall provide notice, including the qualification criteria
  505  provided in the nomination, to the nominee regarding the
  506  nominee’s eligibility to be awarded a designation as a Florida
  507  Unique Abilities Partner.
  508         3. The nominee shall be provided 30 days after receipt of
  509  the notice to certify that the information in the notice is true
  510  and accurate and accept the nomination, to provide corrected
  511  information for consideration by the department and indicate an
  512  intention to accept the nomination, or to decline the
  513  nomination. If the nominee accepts the nomination, the
  514  department shall award the designation. The department may not
  515  award the designation if the nominee declines the nomination or
  516  has not accepted the nomination within 30 days of receiving
  517  notice.
  518         (5) ANNUAL CERTIFICATION.—After an initial designation as a
  519  Florida Unique Abilities Partner, a business entity must certify
  520  each year that it continues to meet the criteria for the
  521  designation. If the business entity does not submit the yearly
  522  certification of continued eligibility, the department shall
  523  remove the designation. The business entity may elect to
  524  discontinue its designation status at any time by notifying the
  525  department of such decision.
  526         (6) LOGO DEVELOPMENT.—
  527         (a) The department, in consultation with members of the
  528  disability community, shall develop a logo that identifies a
  529  business entity that is designated as a Florida Unique Abilities
  530  Partner.
  531         (b) The department shall adopt guidelines and requirements
  532  for the use of the logo, including how the logo may be used in
  533  advertising. The department may allow a business entity to
  534  display a Florida Unique Abilities Partner logo upon
  535  designation. A business entity that has not been designated as a
  536  Florida Unique Abilities Partner or has elected to discontinue
  537  its designated status may not display the logo.
  538         (7) WEBSITE.—The department shall maintain a website for
  539  the program. At a minimum, the website must provide a list of
  540  business entities, by county, which currently have the Florida
  541  Unique Abilities Partner designation, updated quarterly;
  542  information regarding the eligibility requirements for the
  543  designation and the method of application or nomination; and
  544  best practices for business entities to facilitate the inclusion
  545  of individuals who have a disability, updated annually. The
  546  website may provide links to the websites of organizations or
  547  other resources that will aid business entities to employ or
  548  support individuals who have a disability.
  550         (a) The Agency for Persons with Disabilities shall provide
  551  a link on its website to the department’s website for the
  552  Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program.
  553         (b) On a quarterly basis, the department shall provide the
  554  Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation with a current
  555  list of all businesses that are designated as Florida Unique
  556  Abilities Partners. The Florida Tourism Industry Marketing
  557  Corporation must consider the Florida Unique Abilities Partner
  558  Program in the development of marketing campaigns, and
  559  specifically in any targeted marketing campaign for individuals
  560  who have a disability or their families.
  561         (c) The department and CareerSource Florida, Inc., shall
  562  identify employment opportunities posted by business entities
  563  that currently have the Florida Unique Abilities Partner
  564  designation on the workforce information system under s.
  565  445.011, Florida Statutes.
  566         (9)REPORT.—
  567         (a) By January 1, 2017, the department shall provide a
  568  report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
  569  House of Representatives on the status of the implementation of
  570  this section, including the adoption of rules, development of
  571  the logo, and development of application procedures.
  572         (b) Beginning in 2017 and each year thereafter, the
  573  department’s annual report required under s. 20.60, Florida
  574  Statutes, must describe in detail the progress and use of the
  575  program. At a minimum, the report must include, for the most
  576  recent year: the number of applications and nominations
  577  received; the number of nominations accepted and declined; the
  578  number of designations awarded; annual certifications; the use
  579  of information provided under subsection (8); and any other
  580  information deemed necessary to evaluate the program.
  581         (10) RULES.—The department shall adopt rules to administer
  582  this section.
  583         Section 9. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the sum of
  584  $69,570 in recurring funds from the Insurance Regulatory Trust
  585  Fund is appropriated to the Consumer Assistance Program within
  586  the Department of Financial Services for the purpose of
  587  implementing the Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with
  588  Developmental Disabilities created by this act.
  589         Section 10. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the following
  590  sums are appropriated for the purpose of implementing the
  591  amendments made by this act to s. 110.112, Florida Statutes,
  592  relating to the employment of individuals who have a disability:
  593         (1) The sums of $138,692 in recurring funds and $26,264 in
  594  nonrecurring funds are appropriated from the State Personnel
  595  System Trust Fund to the Department of Management Services, and
  596  two full-time equivalent positions with associated salary rate
  597  of 92,762 are authorized.
  598         (2) The recurring sums of $74,234 from the General Revenue
  599  Fund and $64,458 from trust funds and the nonrecurring sums of
  600  $14,051 from the General Revenue Fund and $12,213 from trust
  601  funds are appropriated to Administered Funds for distribution
  602  among agencies for the increase in the human resource
  603  assessment.
  604         Section 11. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the sums of
  605  $100,000 in recurring funds and $100,000 in nonrecurring funds
  606  from the Special Employment Security Administration Trust Fund
  607  are appropriated to the Department of Economic Opportunity, for
  608  the purpose of funding the development, implementation, and
  609  administration of the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program
  610  created by this act.
  611         Section 12. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
  612  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
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  615  And the title is amended as follows:
  616         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  617  and insert:
  618                        A bill to be entitled                      
  619         An act relating to individuals with disabilities;
  620         creating s. 17.68, F.S.; providing legislative
  621         findings; establishing the Financial Literacy Program
  622         for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities within
  623         the Department of Financial Services; requiring the
  624         department to develop and implement the program in
  625         consultation with specified stakeholders; providing
  626         for the participation of banks, credit unions, savings
  627         associations, and savings banks; requiring the program
  628         to provide information, resources, outreach, and
  629         education on specified issues to individuals with
  630         developmental disabilities and employers in this
  631         state; requiring the department to establish on its
  632         website a clearinghouse for information regarding the
  633         program and to publish a brochure describing the
  634         program; requiring, by a specified date, qualified
  635         public depositories to make copies of the department’s
  636         brochure available and provide a hyperlink on their
  637         websites to the department’s website for the program;
  638         providing that qualified public depositories are not
  639         subject to civil liability arising from the
  640         distribution and contents of the brochure and the
  641         program website information; amending s. 20.60, F.S.;
  642         revising requirements for the Department of Economic
  643         Opportunity’s annual report to conform to changes made
  644         by the act; reordering and amending s. 110.107, F.S.;
  645         revising definitions and defining the term “individual
  646         who has a disability”; amending s. 110.112, F.S.;
  647         revising the state’s equal employment opportunity
  648         policy to include individuals who have a disability;
  649         requiring each executive agency to annually report to
  650         the Department of Management Services regarding the
  651         agency’s progress in increasing employment among
  652         certain underrepresented groups; revising the required
  653         content of the department’s annual workforce report;
  654         requiring the department to develop and implement
  655         certain programs geared toward individuals who have a
  656         disability; requiring the department to develop
  657         training programs by a specified date; requiring each
  658         executive agency to develop a plan regarding the
  659         employment of individuals who have a disability by a
  660         specified date; requiring the department to report to
  661         the Governor and the Legislature regarding
  662         implementation; requiring the department to compile
  663         and post data regarding the hiring practices of
  664         executive agencies regarding the employment of
  665         individuals who have a disability; requiring the
  666         department to assist executive agencies in identifying
  667         strategies to retain employees who have a disability;
  668         requiring the department to adopt certain rules;
  669         specifying that the act does not create any
  670         enforceable right or benefit; amending s. 280.16,
  671         F.S.; requiring a qualified public depository to
  672         participate in the Financial Literacy Program for
  673         Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; amending
  674         s. 393.063, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
  675         “developmental disability” to include Down syndrome;
  676         creating the “Employment First Act”; providing
  677         legislative findings and intent; providing a purpose;
  678         requiring specified state agencies and organizations
  679         to develop and implement an interagency cooperative
  680         agreement; requiring the interagency cooperative
  681         agreement to provide the roles, responsibilities, and
  682         objectives of state agencies and organizations;
  683         requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity, in
  684         consultation with other entities, to create the
  685         Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program; defining
  686         terms; authorizing a business entity to apply to the
  687         department for designation; requiring the department
  688         to consider nominations of business entities for
  689         designation; requiring the department to adopt
  690         procedures for application, nomination, and
  691         designation processes; establishing criteria for a
  692         business entity to be designated as a Florida Unique
  693         Abilities Partner; requiring a business entity to
  694         certify that it continues to meet the established
  695         criteria for designation each year; requiring the
  696         department to remove the designation if a business
  697         entity does not submit yearly certification of
  698         continued eligibility; authorizing a business entity
  699         to discontinue its designated status; requiring the
  700         department, in consultation with the disability
  701         community, to develop a logo for business entities
  702         designated as Florida Unique Abilities Partners;
  703         requiring the department to adopt guidelines and
  704         requirements for the use of the logo; authorizing the
  705         department to allow a designated business entity to
  706         display a logo; prohibiting the use of a logo if a
  707         business entity does not have a current designation;
  708         requiring the department to maintain a website with
  709         specified information; requiring the Agency for
  710         Persons with Disabilities to provide a link on its
  711         website to the department’s website for the program;
  712         requiring the department to provide the Florida
  713         Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation with certain
  714         information; requiring the department and CareerSource
  715         Florida, Inc., to identify employment opportunities
  716         posted by business entities that receive the Florida
  717         Unique Abilities Partner designation on the workforce
  718         information system; requiring a report to the
  719         Legislature; providing report requirements; requiring
  720         the department to adopt rules; providing
  721         appropriations; providing effective dates.