Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1272 By Senator Montford 3-01161B-20 20201272__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Statewide Emergency Shelter 3 Task Force; establishing the task force adjunct to the 4 Department of Management Services; specifying the task 5 force’s purpose; providing for the membership of the 6 task force; providing requirements and restrictions 7 for members of the task force; authorizing 8 reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses; 9 requiring the task force to report recommendations to 10 the Governor and the Legislature by a specified date; 11 providing for expiration; providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. (1) The Statewide Emergency Shelter Task Force, 16 a task force as defined in s. 20.03(8), Florida Statutes, is 17 established adjunct to the Department of Management Services. 18 The purpose of the task force is to make recommendations to the 19 Governor and the Legislature regarding the establishment and 20 operation of state-designated emergency shelters. The 21 recommendations must include, but are not limited to, a review 22 of the local, state, and federal activities organized, planned, 23 and executed at emergency shelters during the past 10 years, 24 with a specific focus on the following: 25 (a) A review of all resources, including financial 26 resources, provided in the designation and operation of 27 emergency shelters, and whether the process used to designate 28 and operate emergency shelters was effective in the preparation, 29 operation, and cleanup of such shelters; and 30 (b) A quantification of any expenditures for the operation 31 and cleanup of emergency shelters, including repair expenditures 32 for any damage caused by the emergency shelter’s occupation 33 which have been less than the actual costs of completing such 34 tasks; the governmental entity that was responsible for paying 35 such uncovered costs; and whether the deficit was due to a lack 36 of resources or a local, state, or federal policy. 37 (2) The task force is composed of the following members: 38 (a) One member representing state facilities, who shall 39 serve as chair, appointed by the secretary of the Department of 40 Management Services. 41 (b) One public school superintendent, appointed by the 42 Commissioner of Education. 43 (c) One member representing Florida College System 44 institutions and state universities, appointed by the Chancellor 45 of the State University System. 46 (d) One member representing charter schools, appointed by 47 the Commissioner of Education. 48 (e) One member representing independent postsecondary 49 institutions, appointed by the Commissioner of Education. 50 (f) One member representing emergency response agencies, 51 appointed by the director of the Division of Emergency 52 Management. 53 (g) One member representing facilities constructed with the 54 assistance of state funds, appointed by the Governor. 55 (3) Members shall serve at the pleasure of their appointing 56 authority. Any vacancy must be filled in the same manner as the 57 original appointment. A member of the Legislature or a 58 registered legislative or executive branch lobbyist may not be 59 appointed to the task force. In accordance with s. 20.052(4)(d), 60 Florida Statutes, members shall serve without compensation but 61 are entitled to reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses as 62 provided in s. 112.061, Florida Statutes, in the performance of 63 their duties and responsibilities under this section. 64 (4) The task force shall report its recommendations 65 regarding the establishment and operation of state-designated 66 emergency shelters to the Governor, the President of the Senate, 67 and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 15, 68 2020. 69 (5) This section expires May 15, 2021. 70 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.