Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 670
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Rader) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 420.5075, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         420.5075Independent Living Task Force.—
    8         (1)The Independent Living Task Force, a task force as
    9  defined in s. 20.03(e), is established within the Florida
   10  Housing Finance Corporation for administrative purposes only.
   11  The corporation shall use existing and available resources to
   12  administer and support the activities of the task force under
   13  this section.
   14         (2)The task force shall develop and evaluate policy
   15  proposals that incentivize building contractors and developers
   16  to create units within mixed-use developments which may be used
   17  as low-cost, supportive, and affordable housing for individuals
   18  who are in need of such housing and who have a developmental
   19  disability, as defined in s. 393.063, or a mental illness, as
   20  defined in s. 394.455.
   21         (3)The task force consists of the following members:
   22         (a)The director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
   23  or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the task
   24  force.
   25         (b)The director of the Agency for Persons with
   26  Disabilities or his or her designee.
   27         (c)The Secretary of Children and Families or his or her
   28  designee.
   29         (d)The executive director of the Department of Economic
   30  Opportunity or his or her designee.
   31         (e)The Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation
   32  or his or her designee.
   33         (f)The executive director of the Commission for the
   34  Transportation Disadvantaged or his or her designee.
   35         (g)An individual appointed by the Governor.
   36         (h)The following members appointed by the director of the
   37  Florida Housing Finance Corporation:
   38         1.A representative from the Florida Supportive Housing
   39  Coalition.
   40         2.A representative from the Florida Housing Coalition.
   41         3.A representative from the Florida Independent Living
   42  Council.
   43         4.A representative from the ARC of Florida.
   44         5.A representative from the National Alliance on Mental
   45  Illness-Florida.
   46         6.A representative from the Florida League of Cities.
   47         7.A representative from the Florida Association of
   48  Counties.
   49         8.A representative from the Association of Florida
   50  Community Developers.
   51         9.A representative from the Associated Builders and
   52  Contractors of Florida.
   53         10.A representative from the Florida Association of
   54  Rehabilitation Facilities.
   55         11.A representative from the Florida Developmental
   56  Disabilities Council.
   57         12.A representative from the banking industry who finances
   58  mixed-used developments.
   59         13.A representative from the Coalition of Affordable
   60  Housing Providers.
   61         14.A representative from the Commercial Real Estate
   62  Development Association.
   63         15.An attorney who is a member in good standing of the
   64  Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.
   65         (4)Members of the task force shall serve without
   66  compensation and are not entitled to reimbursement for per diem
   67  or travel expenses. The task force shall convene its first
   68  meeting by August 1, 2019, and shall meet as often as necessary
   69  to fulfill its responsibilities under this section. Meetings may
   70  be conducted in person, by teleconference, or by other
   71  electronic means.
   72         (5)In consultation with the applicable local and state
   73  governmental entities, the task force shall:
   74         (a)Identify potential barriers and opportunities in
   75  existing policies, rules, or laws to incentivize building
   76  contractors and developers to create low-cost, supportive, and
   77  affordable housing units for individuals with developmental
   78  disabilities or mental illness within mixed-use developments.
   79         (b)Recommend modifications to existing policies, rules, or
   80  laws or propose new policies, rules, or laws, such as allowing
   81  greater density, which would allow for the creation of low-cost,
   82  supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals with
   83  developmental disabilities or mental illness within mixed-use
   84  developments.
   85         (c)Recommend financial and regulatory incentives to
   86  encourage building contractors and developers to create low
   87  cost, supportive, and affordable housing units for individuals
   88  with developmental disabilities or mental illness within mixed
   89  use developments.
   90         (d)Propose funding mechanisms for the development and
   91  maintenance of spaces for low-cost, supportive, and affordable
   92  housing units for individuals with developmental disabilities or
   93  mental illness within mixed-use developments.
   94         (6)The task force shall submit a report by December 1,
   95  2020, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
   96  Speaker of the House of Representatives which includes its
   97  findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
   98         (7)This section expires February 2, 2021.
   99         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
  101  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  102  And the title is amended as follows:
  103         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  104  and insert:
  105                        A bill to be entitled                      
  106         An act relating to the Independent Living Task Force;
  107         creating s. 420.5075, F.S.; establishing the
  108         Independent Living Task Force within the Florida
  109         Housing Finance Corporation; providing for duties,
  110         membership, and meetings of the task force; requiring
  111         the task force to submit a report to the Governor and
  112         Legislature by a specified date; providing for
  113         expiration of the task force; providing an effective
  114         date.