Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 374
       By Senator Harrell
       25-00579A-19                                           2019374__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Children and Youth Cabinet;
    3         amending s. 402.56, F.S.; expanding the membership of
    4         the Children and Youth Cabinet within the Executive
    5         Office of the Governor to include a representative
    6         from the Florida Dental Association appointed by the
    7         Governor; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 402.56, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         402.56 Children’s cabinet; organization; responsibilities;
   14  annual report.—
   15         (4) MEMBERS.—The cabinet shall consist of 17 16 members
   16  including the Governor and the following persons:
   17         (a)1. The Secretary of Children and Families;
   18         2. The Secretary of Juvenile Justice;
   19         3. The director of the Agency for Persons with
   20  Disabilities;
   21         4. The director of the Office of Early Learning;
   22         5. The State Surgeon General;
   23         6. The Secretary of Health Care Administration;
   24         7. The Commissioner of Education;
   25         8. The director of the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office;
   26         9. The director of the Office of Adoption and Child
   27  Protection;
   28         10. A superintendent of schools, appointed by the Governor;
   29         11. A representative of the Florida Dental Association,
   30  appointed by the Governor; and
   31         12.11. Five members who represent children and youth
   32  advocacy organizations and who are not service providers,
   33  appointed by the Governor.
   34         (b) The President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House
   35  of Representatives, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the
   36  Attorney General, and the Chief Financial Officer, or their
   37  appointed designees, shall serve as ex officio members of the
   38  cabinet.
   39         (c) The Governor or the Governor’s designee shall serve as
   40  the chair of the cabinet.
   41         (d) Nongovernmental members of the cabinet shall serve
   42  without compensation, but are entitled to receive per diem and
   43  travel expenses in accordance with s. 112.061 while in
   44  performance of their duties.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.