Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2006
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Burgess) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (8) is added to section 11.90,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         11.90 Legislative Budget Commission.—
    8         (8)The commission may convene to transfer unappropriated
    9  surplus funds to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.
   10         Section 2. Section 252.311, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   11  read:
   12         252.311 Legislative intent.—
   13         (1) The Legislature finds and declares that the state is
   14  vulnerable to a wide range of emergencies, including natural,
   15  technological, and manmade disasters, all of which threaten the
   16  life, health, and safety of its people; damage and destroy
   17  property; disrupt services and everyday business and
   18  recreational activities; and impede economic growth and
   19  development. The Legislature further finds that this
   20  vulnerability is exacerbated by the tremendous growth in the
   21  state’s population, especially the growth in the number of
   22  persons residing in coastal areas, in the elderly population, in
   23  the number of seasonal vacationers, and in the number of persons
   24  with special needs. This growth has greatly complicated the
   25  state’s ability to coordinate its emergency management resources
   26  and activities.
   27         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature to reduce the
   28  vulnerability of the people and property of this state; to
   29  prepare for efficient evacuation and shelter of threatened or
   30  affected persons; to provide for the rapid and orderly provision
   31  of relief to persons and for the restoration of services and
   32  property; to prepare for and efficiently respond to public
   33  health emergencies; and to provide for the coordination of
   34  activities relating to emergency preparedness, response,
   35  recovery, and mitigation among and between agencies and
   36  officials of this state, with similar agencies and officials of
   37  other states, with local and federal governments, with
   38  interstate organizations, and with the private sector.
   39         (3) It is further the intent of the Legislature to promote
   40  the state’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and
   41  mitigation capabilities through enhanced coordination, long-term
   42  planning, and adequate funding. State policy for responding to
   43  disasters is to support local emergency response efforts. In the
   44  case of a major or catastrophic disaster, however, the needs of
   45  residents and communities will likely be greater than local
   46  resources. In these situations, the state must be capable of
   47  providing effective, coordinated, and timely support to
   48  communities and the public. Therefore, the Legislature hereby
   49  determines and declares that the provisions of this act fulfill
   50  an important state interest.
   51         (4)It is further the intent of the Legislature to minimize
   52  the negative effects of an extended emergency, such as a
   53  pandemic or another public health emergency. The Legislature
   54  recognizes that there are significant negative impacts on
   55  children and families associated with school closures during a
   56  public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The
   57  Legislature also recognizes the significant negative impacts of
   58  such emergencies on the economy due to business closures.
   59         (5) It is further the intent of the Legislature that all
   60  aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery be
   61  made transparent to the public to the greatest extent possible.
   62         Section 3. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section
   63  252.34, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (10)
   64  and (12), respectively, and new subsections (9) and (11) are
   65  added to that section, to read:
   66         252.34 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
   67         (9)“Personal protective equipment” means protective
   68  clothing or equipment designed to protect an individual person
   69  from injury or the spread of infection.
   70         (11)“Public health emergency” means any occurrence, or
   71  threat thereof, whether natural or manmade, which results or may
   72  result in substantial injury or harm to the public health from
   73  infectious disease, chemical agents, nuclear agents, biological
   74  toxins, or situations involving mass casualties or natural
   75  disasters, declared as a public health emergency as defined in
   76  s. 381.00315.
   77         Section 4. Subsection (2) of section 252.35, Florida
   78  Statutes, is amended to read:
   79         252.35 Emergency management powers; Division of Emergency
   80  Management.—
   81         (2) The division is responsible for carrying out the
   82  provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90. In performing its duties, the
   83  division shall:
   84         (a) Prepare a state comprehensive emergency management
   85  plan, which shall be integrated into and coordinated with the
   86  emergency management plans and programs of the Federal
   87  Government. The division shall must adopt the plan as a rule in
   88  accordance with chapter 120. The plan must shall be implemented
   89  by a continuous, integrated comprehensive emergency management
   90  program. The plan must contain provisions to ensure that the
   91  state is prepared for emergencies and minor, major, and
   92  catastrophic disasters, and the division shall work closely with
   93  local governments and agencies and organizations with emergency
   94  management responsibilities in preparing and maintaining the
   95  plan. The state comprehensive emergency management plan must
   96  shall be operations oriented and:
   97         1. Include an evacuation component that includes specific
   98  regional and interregional planning provisions and promotes
   99  intergovernmental coordination of evacuation activities. This
  100  component must, at a minimum: contain guidelines for lifting
  101  tolls on state highways; ensure coordination pertaining to
  102  evacuees crossing county lines; set forth procedures for
  103  directing people caught on evacuation routes to safe shelter;
  104  establish strategies for ensuring sufficient, reasonably priced
  105  fueling locations along evacuation routes; and establish
  106  policies and strategies for emergency medical evacuations.
  107         2. Include a shelter component that includes specific
  108  regional and interregional planning provisions and promotes
  109  coordination of shelter activities between the public, private,
  110  and nonprofit sectors. This component must, at a minimum:
  111  contain strategies to ensure the availability of adequate public
  112  shelter space in each region of the state; establish strategies
  113  for refuge-of-last-resort programs; provide strategies to assist
  114  local emergency management efforts to ensure that adequate
  115  staffing plans exist for all shelters, including medical and
  116  security personnel; provide for a postdisaster communications
  117  system for public shelters; establish model shelter guidelines
  118  for operations, registration, inventory, power generation
  119  capability, information management, and staffing; and set forth
  120  policy guidance for sheltering people with special needs.
  121         3. Include a postdisaster response and recovery component
  122  that includes specific regional and interregional planning
  123  provisions and promotes intergovernmental coordination of
  124  postdisaster response and recovery activities. This component
  125  must provide for postdisaster response and recovery strategies
  126  according to whether a disaster is minor, major, or
  127  catastrophic. The postdisaster response and recovery component
  128  must, at a minimum: establish the structure of the state’s
  129  postdisaster response and recovery organization; establish
  130  procedures for activating the state’s plan; set forth policies
  131  used to guide postdisaster response and recovery activities;
  132  describe the chain of command during the postdisaster response
  133  and recovery period; describe initial and continuous
  134  postdisaster response and recovery actions; identify the roles
  135  and responsibilities of each involved agency and organization;
  136  provide for a comprehensive communications plan; establish
  137  procedures for monitoring mutual aid agreements; provide for
  138  rapid impact assessment teams; ensure the availability of an
  139  effective statewide urban search and rescue program coordinated
  140  with the fire services; ensure the existence of a comprehensive
  141  statewide medical care and relief plan administered by the
  142  Department of Health; and establish systems for coordinating
  143  volunteers and accepting and distributing donated funds and
  144  goods.
  145         4. Include additional provisions addressing aspects of
  146  preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation as determined
  147  necessary by the division.
  148         5. Address the need for coordinated and expeditious
  149  deployment of state resources, including the Florida National
  150  Guard. In the case of an imminent major disaster, procedures
  151  should address predeployment of the Florida National Guard, and,
  152  in the case of an imminent catastrophic disaster, procedures
  153  should address predeployment of the Florida National Guard and
  154  the United States Armed Forces.
  155         6. Establish a system of communications and warning to
  156  ensure that the state’s population and emergency management
  157  agencies are warned of developing emergency situations,
  158  including public health emergencies, and can communicate
  159  emergency response decisions.
  160         7. Establish guidelines and schedules for annual exercises
  161  that evaluate the ability of the state and its political
  162  subdivisions to respond to minor, major, and catastrophic
  163  disasters and support local emergency management agencies. Such
  164  exercises shall be coordinated with local governments and, to
  165  the extent possible, the Federal Government.
  166         8. Assign lead and support responsibilities to state
  167  agencies and personnel for emergency support functions and other
  168  support activities.
  169         9.Include the public health emergency plan developed by
  170  the Department of Health pursuant to s. 381.00315.
  172  The complete state comprehensive emergency management plan must
  173  shall be submitted to the President of the Senate, the Speaker
  174  of the House of Representatives, and the Governor on February 1
  175  of every even-numbered year.
  176         (b) Adopt standards and requirements for county emergency
  177  management plans. The standards and requirements must ensure
  178  that county plans are coordinated and consistent with the state
  179  comprehensive emergency management plan. If a municipality
  180  elects to establish an emergency management program, it must
  181  adopt a city emergency management plan that complies with all
  182  standards and requirements applicable to county emergency
  183  management plans.
  184         (c) Assist political subdivisions in preparing and
  185  maintaining emergency management plans.
  186         (d) Review periodically political subdivision emergency
  187  management plans for consistency with the state comprehensive
  188  emergency management plan and standards and requirements adopted
  189  under this section.
  190         (e) Cooperate with the President, the heads of the Armed
  191  Forces, the various federal emergency management agencies, the
  192  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the officers and
  193  agencies of other states in matters pertaining to emergency
  194  management in the state and the nation and incidents thereof
  195  and, in connection therewith, take any measures that it deems
  196  proper to carry into effect any request of the President and the
  197  appropriate federal officers and agencies for any emergency
  198  management action, including the direction or control of:
  199         1. Emergency management drills, tests, or exercises of
  200  whatever nature.
  201         2. Warnings and signals for tests and drills, attacks, or
  202  other imminent emergencies or threats thereof and the mechanical
  203  devices to be used in connection with such warnings and signals.
  204         (f) Make recommendations to the Legislature, building code
  205  organizations, and political subdivisions for zoning, building,
  206  and other land use controls; safety measures for securing mobile
  207  homes or other nonpermanent or semipermanent structures; and
  208  other preparedness, prevention, and mitigation measures designed
  209  to eliminate emergencies or reduce their impact.
  210         (g) In accordance with the state comprehensive emergency
  211  management plan and program for emergency management, ascertain
  212  the requirements of the state and its political subdivisions for
  213  equipment and supplies of all kinds in the event of an
  214  emergency; plan for and either procure supplies, medicines,
  215  materials, and equipment or enter into memoranda of agreement or
  216  open purchase orders that will ensure their availability; and
  217  use and employ from time to time any of the property, services,
  218  and resources within the state in accordance with ss. 252.31
  219  252.90.
  220         (h) Anticipate trends and promote innovations that will
  221  enhance the emergency management system.
  222         (i) Institute statewide public awareness programs,
  223  including. This shall include an intensive public educational
  224  campaign on emergency preparedness issues. Such programs must
  225  include, including, but need not be limited to, the personal
  226  responsibility of individual residents citizens to be self
  227  sufficient for up to 72 hours following a natural or manmade
  228  disaster or a public health emergency. The public educational
  229  campaign must shall include relevant information on public
  230  health emergency mitigation, statewide disaster plans,
  231  evacuation routes, fuel suppliers, and shelters. All educational
  232  materials must be available in alternative formats and mediums
  233  to ensure that they are available to persons with disabilities.
  234         (j) In cooperation with the Department of Education,
  235  coordinate with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to
  236  provide an educational outreach program on disaster preparedness
  237  and readiness to individuals who have limited English skills and
  238  identify persons who are in need of assistance but are not
  239  defined under special-needs criteria.
  240         (k) Prepare and distribute to appropriate state and local
  241  officials catalogs of federal, state, and private assistance
  242  programs.
  243         (l) Coordinate federal, state, and local emergency
  244  management activities and take all other steps, including the
  245  partial or full mobilization of emergency management forces and
  246  organizations in advance of an actual emergency, to ensure the
  247  availability of adequately trained and equipped forces of
  248  emergency management personnel before, during, and after
  249  emergencies and disasters.
  250         (m) Establish a schedule of fees that may be charged by
  251  local emergency management agencies for review of emergency
  252  management plans on behalf of external agencies and
  253  institutions. In establishing such schedule, the division shall
  254  consider facility size, review complexity, and other factors.
  255         (n) Implement training programs to improve the ability of
  256  state and local emergency management personnel to prepare and
  257  implement emergency management plans and programs. This shall
  258  include a continuous training program for agencies and
  259  individuals that will be called on to perform key roles in state
  260  and local postdisaster response and recovery efforts and for
  261  local government personnel on federal and state postdisaster
  262  response and recovery strategies and procedures.
  263         (o) Review periodically emergency operating procedures of
  264  state agencies and recommend revisions as needed to ensure
  265  consistency with the state comprehensive emergency management
  266  plan and program.
  267         (p) Make such surveys of industries, resources, and
  268  facilities within the state, both public and private, as are
  269  necessary to carry out the purposes of ss. 252.31-252.90.
  270         (q) Prepare, in advance whenever possible, such executive
  271  orders, proclamations, and rules for issuance by the Governor as
  272  are necessary or appropriate for coping with emergencies and
  273  disasters.
  274         (r) Cooperate with the Federal Government and any public or
  275  private agency or entity in achieving any purpose of ss. 252.31
  276  252.90 and in implementing programs for mitigation, preparation,
  277  response, and recovery.
  278         (s) Complete an inventory of portable generators owned by
  279  the state and local governments which are capable of operating
  280  during a major disaster. The inventory must identify, at a
  281  minimum, the location of each generator, the number of
  282  generators stored at each specific location, the agency to which
  283  each generator belongs, the primary use of the generator by the
  284  owner agency, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
  285  persons having the authority to loan the stored generators as
  286  authorized by the division during a declared emergency.
  287         (t) Maintain an inventory list of generators owned by the
  288  state and local governments. In addition, the division may keep
  289  a list of private entities, along with appropriate contact
  290  information, which offer generators for sale or lease. The list
  291  of private entities shall be available to the public for
  292  inspection in written and electronic formats.
  293         (u) Acquire and maintain a supply of personal protective
  294  equipment owned by the state for use by state agencies and to
  295  assist local government and the private sector in meeting safety
  296  needs during a declared emergency. The division shall conduct
  297  regular inventories of the supply, which must include
  298  projections of the need for additional personal protective
  299  equipment, as assessed by each governmental agency, to maintain
  300  the supply and replace expired items. The division shall
  301  maintain and replace the equipment on a standardized schedule
  302  that recognizes equipment expiration and obsolescence. The
  303  initial inventory must be reported by December 31, 2021, to the
  304  Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House
  305  of Representatives, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  306  and, thereafter, the inventory must be reported by each December
  307  31 to those officers.
  308         (v) Assist political subdivisions with the creation and
  309  training of urban search and rescue teams and promote the
  310  development and maintenance of a state urban search and rescue
  311  program.
  312         (w)(v) Delegate, as necessary and appropriate, authority
  313  vested in it under ss. 252.31-252.90 and provide for the
  314  subdelegation of such authority. The duration of each such
  315  delegation or subdelegation during an emergency may not exceed
  316  60 days; however a delegation or subdelegation may be renewed
  317  during the emergency, as necessary.
  318         (x)(w) Report biennially to the President of the Senate,
  319  the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice
  320  of the Supreme Court, and the Governor, no later than February 1
  321  of every odd-numbered year, the status of the emergency
  322  management capabilities of the state and its political
  323  subdivisions. This report must include the emergency management
  324  capabilities related to public health emergencies, as determined
  325  in collaboration with the Department of Health.
  326         (y)(x) In accordance with chapter 120, create, implement,
  327  administer, adopt, amend, and rescind rules, programs, and plans
  328  needed to carry out the provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90 with due
  329  consideration for, and in cooperating with, the plans and
  330  programs of the Federal Government. In addition, the division
  331  may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 120 to administer and
  332  distribute federal financial predisaster and postdisaster
  333  assistance for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response,
  334  and recovery.
  335         (z)(y) Do other things necessary, incidental, or
  336  appropriate for the implementation of ss. 252.31-252.90.
  337         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 252.355, Florida
  338  Statutes, is amended to read:
  339         252.355 Registry of persons with special needs; notice;
  340  registration program.—
  341         (2) In order to ensure that all persons with special needs
  342  may register, the division shall develop and maintain a special
  343  needs shelter registration program. During a public health
  344  emergency in which physical distancing is necessary, the
  345  division must maintain information on special needs shelter
  346  options that mitigate the threat of the spread of infectious
  347  diseases The registration program must be developed by January
  348  1, 2015, and fully implemented by March 1, 2015.
  349         (a) The registration program shall include, at a minimum, a
  350  uniform electronic registration form and a database for
  351  uploading and storing submitted registration forms that may be
  352  accessed by the appropriate local emergency management agency.
  353  The link to the registration form shall be easily accessible on
  354  each local emergency management agency’s website. Upon receipt
  355  of a paper registration form, the local emergency management
  356  agency shall enter the person’s registration information into
  357  the database.
  358         (b) To assist in identifying persons with special needs,
  359  home health agencies, hospices, nurse registries, home medical
  360  equipment providers, the Department of Children and Families,
  361  the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care
  362  Administration, the Department of Education, the Agency for
  363  Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Elderly Affairs,
  364  and memory disorder clinics shall, and any physician licensed
  365  under chapter 458 or chapter 459 and any pharmacy licensed under
  366  chapter 465 may, annually provide registration information to
  367  all of their special needs clients or their caregivers. The
  368  division shall develop a brochure that provides information
  369  regarding special needs shelter registration procedures. The
  370  brochure must be easily accessible on the division’s website.
  371  All appropriate agencies and community-based service providers,
  372  including aging and disability resource centers, memory disorder
  373  clinics, home health care providers, hospices, nurse registries,
  374  and home medical equipment providers, shall, and any physician
  375  licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 may, assist emergency
  376  management agencies by annually registering persons with special
  377  needs for special needs shelters, collecting registration
  378  information for persons with special needs as part of the
  379  program intake process, and establishing programs to educate
  380  clients about the registration process and disaster preparedness
  381  safety procedures. A client of a state-funded or federally
  382  funded service program who has a physical, mental, or cognitive
  383  impairment or sensory disability and who needs assistance in
  384  evacuating, or when in a shelter, must register as a person with
  385  special needs. The registration program shall give persons with
  386  special needs the option of preauthorizing emergency response
  387  personnel to enter their homes during search and rescue
  388  operations if necessary to ensure their safety and welfare
  389  following disasters.
  390         (c) The division shall be the designated lead agency
  391  responsible for community education and outreach to the public,
  392  including special needs clients, regarding registration and
  393  special needs shelters and general information regarding shelter
  394  stays.
  395         (d) On or before May 31 of each year, each electric utility
  396  in the state shall annually notify residential customers in its
  397  service area of the availability of the registration program
  398  available through their local emergency management agency by:
  399         1. An initial notification upon the activation of new
  400  residential service with the electric utility, followed by one
  401  annual notification between January 1 and May 31; or
  402         2. Two separate annual notifications between January 1 and
  403  May 31.
  405  The notification may be made by any available means, including,
  406  but not limited to, written, electronic, or verbal notification,
  407  and may be made concurrently with any other notification to
  408  residential customers required by law or rule.
  409         Section 6. Subsection (5) of section 252.356, Florida
  410  Statutes, is amended to read:
  411         252.356 Emergency and disaster planning provisions to
  412  assist persons with disabilities or limitations.—State agencies
  413  that contract with providers for the care of persons with
  414  disabilities or limitations that make such persons dependent
  415  upon the care of others shall include emergency and disaster
  416  planning provisions in such contracts at the time the contracts
  417  are initiated or upon renewal. These provisions shall include,
  418  but shall not be limited to:
  419         (5) A procedure for providing the essential services the
  420  organization currently provides to special needs clients in
  421  preparation for, and during, and following, a disaster,
  422  including, but not limited to, a public health emergency.
  423         Section 7. Subsection (2) of section 252.359, Florida
  424  Statutes, is amended to read:
  425         252.359 Ensuring availability of emergency supplies.—
  426         (2) As used in this section, the term “essentials” means
  427  goods that are consumed or used as a direct result of a declared
  428  emergency, or that are consumed or used to preserve, protect, or
  429  sustain life, health, safety, or economic well-being. The term
  430  includes, but is not limited to, personal protective equipment
  431  used in the event of a public health emergency.
  432         Section 8. Present subsections (3) through (10) of section
  433  252.36, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  434  through (11), respectively, a new subsection (3) is added to
  435  that section, and subsections (1) and (2) and paragraph (c) of
  436  present subsection (5) of that section are amended, to read:
  437         252.36 Emergency management powers of the Governor.—
  438         (1)(a) The Governor is responsible for meeting the dangers
  439  presented to this state and its people by emergencies. In the
  440  event of an emergency beyond local control, the Governor, or, in
  441  the Governor’s absence, her or his successor as provided by law,
  442  may assume direct operational control over all or any part of
  443  the emergency management functions within this state, and she or
  444  he shall have the power through proper process of law to carry
  445  out the provisions of this section. The Governor is authorized
  446  to delegate such powers as she or he may deem prudent.
  447         (b) Pursuant to the authority vested in her or him under
  448  paragraph (a), the Governor may issue executive orders,
  449  proclamations, and rules and may amend or rescind them. Such
  450  executive orders, proclamations, and rules shall have the force
  451  and effect of law. An executive order, a proclamation, or a rule
  452  must be limited to a duration of not more than 60 days and may
  453  be renewed as necessary during the duration of the emergency. If
  454  renewed, the order, proclamation, or rule must specifically
  455  state which provisions are being renewed.
  456         (c)The Legislature intends that, during an extended public
  457  health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, there should be
  458  a presumption that K-12 public schools, to the greatest extent
  459  possible, should remain open so long as the health and safety of
  460  students and school personnel can be maintained by specific
  461  public health mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers
  462  for Disease Control and Prevention for educational settings. The
  463  Legislature also intends that during such an event, there be a
  464  presumption that businesses should remain open to the greatest
  465  extent possible so long as the health and safety of employees
  466  and customers can be reasonably protected by specific public
  467  health mitigation strategies recommended by either the Centers
  468  for Disease Control and Prevention or the Occupational Safety
  469  and Health Administration, or both, as applicable.
  470         1. If the Governor declares by executive order or
  471  proclamation that the emergency requires closure of or
  472  restricted in-person attendance at K-12 public schools, the
  473  executive order or proclamation must contain specific reasons
  474  for those determinations, and he or she must review and reassess
  475  the situation regularly.
  476         2. If the Governor declares by executive order or
  477  proclamation that the emergency requires businesses to restrict
  478  their operations or close, the executive order or proclamation
  479  must contain specific reasons for those determinations, and he
  480  or she must review and reassess the situation regularly.
  481         (2) A state of emergency must shall be declared by
  482  executive order or proclamation of the Governor if she or he
  483  finds an emergency has occurred or that the occurrence or the
  484  threat thereof is imminent. The state of emergency must shall
  485  continue until the Governor finds that the threat or danger has
  486  been dealt with to the extent that the emergency conditions no
  487  longer exist and she or he terminates the state of emergency by
  488  executive order or proclamation, but no state of emergency may
  489  continue for longer than 60 days unless renewed by the Governor.
  490  The Legislature by concurrent resolution may terminate a state
  491  of emergency at any time. Thereupon, the Governor shall issue an
  492  executive order or proclamation ending the state of emergency.
  493  All executive orders or proclamations issued under this section
  494  must shall indicate the nature of the emergency, the area or
  495  areas threatened, and the conditions which have brought the
  496  emergency about or which make possible its termination. An
  497  executive order or proclamation must shall be promptly
  498  disseminated by means calculated to bring its contents to the
  499  attention of the general public; and, unless the circumstances
  500  attendant upon the emergency prevent or impede such filing, the
  501  order or proclamation must shall be filed promptly with the
  502  Department of State, the President of the Senate and the Speaker
  503  of the House of Representatives, and in the offices of the
  504  county commissioners in the counties to which the order or
  505  proclamation applies.
  506         (3)(a) At any time, the Legislature, by concurrent
  507  resolution, may terminate a state of emergency or any specific
  508  order or directive thereunder. Upon such concurrent resolution,
  509  the Governor shall issue an executive order or proclamation
  510  consistent with the concurrent resolution.
  511         (b) Notwithstanding s. 252.46(2), all emergency
  512  declarations and orders, regardless of how titled, issued under
  513  the authority of this part by the Governor or any agency,
  514  whether by direct, delegated, or subdelegated authority, before,
  515  during, or after a declared emergency, must be immediately filed
  516  with the Division of Administrative Hearings. Failure to file
  517  any such declaration or order with the division within 3 days
  518  after issuance voids the declaration or order. The division
  519  shall index all such declarations and orders and make them
  520  available in searchable format on its website within 2 days of
  521  filing. The searchable format must include, but is not limited
  522  to, searches by term, referenced statutes, and rules and must
  523  include a search category that specifically identifies emergency
  524  orders in effect at any given time. A link to the division’s
  525  index must be placed in a conspicuous location on the Division
  526  of Emergency Management’s website. This subsection applies
  527  retroactively to all executive emergency declarations and orders
  528  in effect on the effective date of this act.
  529         (6)(5) In addition to any other powers conferred upon the
  530  Governor by law, she or he may:
  531         (c) Transfer the direction, personnel, or functions of
  532  state departments and agencies or units thereof for the purpose
  533  of performing or facilitating emergency services. The transfer
  534  of the direction, personnel, or functions of state departments
  535  and agencies must be reported monthly on a cumulative basis to
  536  the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
  537  Representatives.
  538         Section 9. Section 252.3611, Florida Statutes, is created
  539  to read:
  540         252.3611Transparency; audits.—
  541         (1)Each order, proclamation, or rule issued by the
  542  Governor, the division, or any agency must specify the statute
  543  or rule being amended or waived, if applicable, and the
  544  expiration date for the order, proclamation, or rule.
  545         (2)When the duration of an emergency exceeds 90 days:
  546         (a)Within 72 hours of executing a contract executed with
  547  moneys authorized for expenditure to support the response to the
  548  declared state of emergency, the Governor shall submit a copy of
  549  such contract to the Legislature. For contracts executed during
  550  the first 90 days of the emergency, the Governor shall submit a
  551  copy to the Legislature within the first 120 days of the
  552  declared emergency.
  553         (b)The Governor shall submit monthly reports to the
  554  Legislature of all state expenditures, revenues received, and
  555  funds transferred by an agency during the previous month to
  556  support the declared state of emergency.
  557         (3)Once an emergency exceeds 1 year, the Auditor General
  558  shall conduct a financial audit of all associated expenditures
  559  and a compliance audit of all associated contracts entered into
  560  during the declared emergency. The Auditor General must update
  561  the audit annually until the emergency is declared to be ended.
  562         (4)Following the expiration or termination of a state of
  563  emergency, the Auditor General shall conduct a financial audit
  564  of all associated expenditures and a compliance audit of all
  565  associated contracts entered into during the state of emergency.
  566         Section 10. Subsection (3) of section 252.365, Florida
  567  Statutes, is amended to read:
  568         252.365 Emergency coordination officers; disaster
  569  preparedness plans.—
  570         (3) Emergency coordination officers shall ensure These
  571  individuals shall be responsible for ensuring that each state
  572  agency and facility, such as a prison, office building, or
  573  university, has a disaster preparedness plan that is coordinated
  574  with the applicable local emergency-management agency and
  575  approved by the division.
  576         (a) The disaster-preparedness plan must outline a
  577  comprehensive and effective program to ensure continuity of
  578  essential state functions under all circumstances, including,
  579  but not limited to, a pandemic or other public health emergency.
  580  The plan must identify a baseline of preparedness for a full
  581  range of potential emergencies to establish a viable capability
  582  to perform essential functions during any emergency or other
  583  situation that disrupts normal operations. This baseline must
  584  consider and include preparedness for rapid and large-scale
  585  increases in the public’s need to access government services
  586  through technology or other means during an emergency,
  587  including, but not limited to, a public health emergency.
  588         (b) The plan must include, at a minimum, the following
  589  elements: identification of essential functions, programs, and
  590  personnel; procedures to implement the plan and personnel
  591  notification and accountability; delegations of authority and
  592  lines of succession; identification of alternative facilities
  593  and related infrastructure, including those for communications;
  594  identification and protection of vital records and databases;
  595  provisions regarding the availability of, and distribution plans
  596  for, personal protective equipment; and schedules and procedures
  597  for periodic tests, training, and exercises.
  598         (c) The division shall develop and distribute guidelines
  599  for developing and implementing the plan. By December 31, 2022,
  600  each agency must update its plan to include provisions related
  601  to preparation for pandemics and other public health emergencies
  602  consistent with the plan developed pursuant to s. 381.00315.
  603  Each agency plan must be updated as needed to remain consistent
  604  with the state public health emergency management plan.
  605         Section 11. Subsection (2) of section 252.37, Florida
  606  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (7) is added to that
  607  section, to read:
  608         252.37 Financing.—
  609         (2)(a) It is the legislative intent that the first recourse
  610  be made to funds regularly appropriated to state and local
  611  agencies. If the Governor finds that the demands placed upon
  612  these funds in coping with a particular disaster declared by the
  613  Governor as a state of emergency are unreasonably great, she or
  614  he may make funds available by transferring and expending moneys
  615  appropriated for other purposes or by transferring and expending
  616  moneys from the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.
  617         (b)If additional funds are needed, the Governor may make
  618  funds available by transferring and expending moneys out of any
  619  unappropriated surplus funds, or from the Budget Stabilization
  620  Fund for transfers and expenditures directly related to the
  621  declared disaster or emergency. Notice of such action, as
  622  provided in s. 216.177, must be delivered at least 7 days before
  623  the effective date of the action. If the President of the Senate
  624  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives timely advise in
  625  writing that they object to the transfer, the Governor must void
  626  such action.
  627         (c) Following the expiration or termination of the state of
  628  emergency, the Governor may transfer moneys with a budget
  629  amendment, subject to approval by the Legislative Budget
  630  Commission, to satisfy the budget authority granted for such
  631  emergency. The transfers and expenditures supporting the
  632  amendment must be directly related to the declared disaster or
  633  emergency.
  634         (7)Before any expenditures are made, an agency or
  635  political subdivision must submit a detailed spending plan for
  636  any grants, gifts, loans, funds, payments, services, equipment,
  637  supplies, or materials in aid of or for the purpose of emergency
  638  prevention, management, mitigation, preparedness, response, or
  639  recovery received under this section to the President of the
  640  Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
  641  chairs of the legislative appropriations committees. If an
  642  emergency situation precludes the advance submission of a
  643  detailed spending plan, the plan must be submitted as soon as
  644  practicable, but not later than 30 days after initiation of any
  645  expenditures and continuing every 30 days for the duration of
  646  the emergency and thereafter while funds continue to be
  647  disbursed in response to the emergency.
  648         Section 12. Subsections (1), (2), and (3) of section
  649  252.385, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  650         252.385 Public shelter space.—
  651         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that this state not
  652  have a deficit of safe public hurricane evacuation shelter space
  653  in any region of the state by 1998 and thereafter.
  654         (2)(a) The division shall administer a program to survey
  655  existing schools, universities, community colleges, and other
  656  state-owned, municipally owned, and county-owned public
  657  buildings and any private facility that the owner, in writing,
  658  agrees to provide for use as a public hurricane evacuation
  659  shelter to identify those that are appropriately designed and
  660  located to serve as such shelters. The owners of the facilities
  661  must be given the opportunity to participate in the surveys. The
  662  state university boards of trustees, district school boards,
  663  community college boards of trustees, and the Department of
  664  Education are responsible for coordinating and implementing the
  665  survey of public schools, universities, and community colleges
  666  with the division or the local emergency management agency.
  667         (b) By January 31 of each even-numbered year, the division
  668  shall prepare and submit a statewide emergency shelter plan to
  669  the Governor and Cabinet for approval, subject to the
  670  requirements for approval in s. 1013.37(2). The emergency
  671  shelter plan must project, for each of the next 5 years, the
  672  hurricane shelter needs of the state, including periods of time
  673  during which a concurrent public health emergency may
  674  necessitate more space for each individual to accommodate
  675  physical distancing. In addition to information on the general
  676  shelter needs throughout this state, the plan must shall
  677  identify the general location and square footage of special
  678  needs shelters, by regional planning council region, during the
  679  next 5 years. The plan must shall also include information on
  680  the availability of shelters that accept pets. The Department of
  681  Health shall assist the division in determining the estimated
  682  need for special needs shelter space and the adequacy of
  683  facilities to meet the needs of persons with special needs based
  684  on information from the registries of persons with special needs
  685  and other information.
  686         (3) The division shall annually provide to the President of
  687  the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
  688  Governor a list of facilities recommended to be retrofitted
  689  using state funds. State funds should be maximized and targeted
  690  to regional planning council regions with hurricane evacuation
  691  shelter deficits. Retrofitting facilities in regions with public
  692  hurricane evacuation shelter deficits shall be given first
  693  priority and should be completed by 2003. All recommended
  694  facilities should be retrofitted by 2008. The owner or lessee of
  695  a public hurricane evacuation shelter that is included on the
  696  list of facilities recommended for retrofitting is not required
  697  to perform any recommended improvements.
  698         Section 13. Subsection (1) of section 252.44, Florida
  699  Statutes, is amended to read:
  700         252.44 Emergency mitigation.—
  701         (1) In addition to prevention measures included in the
  702  state and local comprehensive emergency management plans, the
  703  Governor shall consider on a continuing basis steps that could
  704  be taken to mitigate the harmful consequences of emergencies. At
  705  the Governor’s direction and pursuant to any other authority and
  706  competence they have, state agencies, including, but not limited
  707  to, those charged with responsibilities in connection with
  708  protecting and maintaining the public health, flood plain
  709  management, stream encroachment and flow regulation, weather
  710  modification, fire prevention and control, air quality, public
  711  works, land use and land use planning, and construction
  712  standards, shall make studies of emergency-mitigation-related
  713  matters. The Governor, from time to time, shall make such
  714  recommendations to the Legislature, local governments, and other
  715  appropriate public and private entities as may facilitate
  716  measures for mitigation of the harmful consequences of
  717  emergencies.
  718         Section 14. Present subsection (3) of section 252.46,
  719  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4), new
  720  subsection (3) is added to that section, and subsection (2) of
  721  that section is amended, to read:
  722         252.46 Orders and rules.—
  723         (2) All orders and rules adopted by the division or any
  724  political subdivision or other agency authorized by ss. 252.31
  725  252.90 to make orders and rules have full force and effect of
  726  law after adoption in accordance with the provisions of chapter
  727  120 in the event of issuance by the division or any state agency
  728  or, if adopted promulgated by a political subdivision of the
  729  state or agency thereof, when filed in the office of the clerk
  730  or recorder of the political subdivision or agency adopting
  731  promulgating the same. Failure of a political subdivision to
  732  file any such order or rule with the office of the clerk or
  733  recorder within 3 days after issuance voids the declaration or
  734  order. All existing laws, ordinances, and rules inconsistent
  735  with the provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90, or any order or rule
  736  issued under the authority of ss. 252.31-252.90, shall be
  737  suspended during the period of time and to the extent that such
  738  conflict exists.
  739         (3) Emergency ordinances, declarations, and orders adopted
  740  by a political subdivision under the authority of ss. 252.31
  741  252.90, including those enacted by a municipality pursuant to s.
  742  166.041(3)(b), must be available on a dedicated webpage
  743  accessible through a conspicuous link on the political
  744  subdivision’s homepage. The dedicated webpage must identify the
  745  emergency ordinances, declarations, and orders currently in
  746  effect. Each political subdivision adopting emergency
  747  ordinances, declarations, or orders must provide the Division of
  748  Emergency Management with the link to the political
  749  subdivision’s dedicated webpage. The Division of Emergency
  750  Management must include these links in an easily identifiable
  751  format on its website.
  752         Section 15. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  753  377.703, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  754         377.703 Additional functions of the Department of
  755  Agriculture and Consumer Services.—
  756         (2) DUTIES.—The department shall perform the following
  757  functions, unless as otherwise provided, consistent with the
  758  development of a state energy policy:
  759         (a) The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for
  760  the development of an energy emergency contingency plan to
  761  respond to serious shortages of primary and secondary energy
  762  sources. Upon a finding by the Governor, implementation of any
  763  emergency program shall be upon order of the Governor that a
  764  particular kind or type of fuel is, or that the occurrence of an
  765  event which is reasonably expected within 30 days will make the
  766  fuel, in short supply. The Division of Emergency Management
  767  shall then respond by instituting the appropriate measures of
  768  the contingency plan to meet the given emergency or energy
  769  shortage. The Governor may utilize the provisions of s.
  770  252.36(6) s. 252.36(5) to carry out any emergency actions
  771  required by a serious shortage of energy sources.
  772         Section 16. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) and subsection
  773  (2) of section 381.00315, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  774         381.00315 Public health advisories; public health
  775  emergencies; isolation and quarantines.—The State Health Officer
  776  is responsible for declaring public health emergencies, issuing
  777  public health advisories, and ordering isolation or quarantines.
  778         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  779         (c) “Public health emergency” means any occurrence, or
  780  threat thereof, whether natural or manmade, which results or may
  781  result in substantial injury or harm to the public health from
  782  infectious disease, chemical agents, nuclear agents, biological
  783  toxins, or situations involving mass casualties or natural
  784  disasters.
  785         (2)(a)The department shall prepare and maintain a state
  786  public health emergency management plan to serve as a
  787  comprehensive guide to public health emergency response in this
  788  state. The department shall develop the plan in collaboration
  789  with the Division of Emergency Management, other executive
  790  agencies with functions relevant to public health emergencies,
  791  district medical examiners, and national and state public health
  792  experts and ensure that it integrates and coordinates with the
  793  public health emergency management plans and programs of the
  794  Federal Government. The plan must address each element of public
  795  health emergency planning and incorporate public health and
  796  epidemiological best practices to ensure that the state is
  797  prepared for every foreseeable public health emergency. The plan
  798  must include an assessment of state and local public health
  799  infrastructure, including information systems, physical plant,
  800  commodities, and human resources, and an analysis of the
  801  infrastructure necessary to achieve the level of readiness
  802  proposed by the plan for short-term and long-term public
  803  emergencies. Beginning July 1, 2022, the department shall submit
  804  the plan to the Division of Emergency Management for inclusion
  805  in the state comprehensive emergency management plan pursuant to
  806  s. 252.35. The department shall review the plan after the
  807  declared end of each public health emergency, and, in any event,
  808  at least every five years, and update its terms as necessary to
  809  ensure continuous planning.
  810         (b) Before declaring a public health emergency, the State
  811  Health Officer shall, to the extent possible, consult with the
  812  Governor and shall notify the Chief of Domestic Security. The
  813  declaration of a public health emergency shall continue until
  814  the State Health Officer finds that the threat or danger has
  815  been dealt with to the extent that the emergency conditions no
  816  longer exist and he or she terminates the declaration. However,
  817  a declaration of a public health emergency may not continue for
  818  longer than 60 days unless the Governor concurs in the renewal
  819  of the declaration.
  820         (c)The State Health Officer, upon declaration of a public
  821  health emergency, shall establish by order the method and
  822  procedure for identifying and reporting cases and deaths
  823  involving the infectious disease or other occurrence identified
  824  as the basis for the declared public health emergency. The
  825  method and procedure must be consistent with any standards
  826  developed by the Federal Government specific to the declared
  827  emergency or, if federal standards do not exist, must be
  828  consistent with public health best practices as identified by
  829  the State Health Officer. During the pendency of a public health
  830  emergency, the department is the sole entity responsible for the
  831  collection and official reporting and publication of cases and
  832  deaths. The State Health Officer, by order or emergency rule,
  833  may ensure necessary assistance from licensed health care
  834  providers in carrying out this function and may request the
  835  assistance of district medical examiners in performing this
  836  function.
  837         (d) The State Health Officer, upon declaration of a public
  838  health emergency, may take actions that are necessary to protect
  839  the public health. Such actions include, but are not limited to:
  840         1. Directing manufacturers of prescription drugs or over
  841  the-counter drugs who are permitted under chapter 499 and
  842  wholesalers of prescription drugs located in this state who are
  843  permitted under chapter 499 to give priority to the shipping of
  844  specified drugs to pharmacies and health care providers within
  845  geographic areas that have been identified by the State Health
  846  Officer. The State Health Officer must identify the drugs to be
  847  shipped. Manufacturers and wholesalers located in the state must
  848  respond to the State Health Officer’s priority shipping
  849  directive before shipping the specified drugs.
  850         2. Notwithstanding chapters 465 and 499 and rules adopted
  851  thereunder, directing pharmacists employed by the department to
  852  compound bulk prescription drugs and provide these bulk
  853  prescription drugs to physicians and nurses of county health
  854  departments or any qualified person authorized by the State
  855  Health Officer for administration to persons as part of a
  856  prophylactic or treatment regimen.
  857         3. Notwithstanding s. 456.036, temporarily reactivating the
  858  inactive license of the following health care practitioners,
  859  when such practitioners are needed to respond to the public
  860  health emergency: physicians licensed under chapter 458 or
  861  chapter 459; physician assistants licensed under chapter 458 or
  862  chapter 459; licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and
  863  advanced practice registered nurses licensed under part I of
  864  chapter 464; respiratory therapists licensed under part V of
  865  chapter 468; and emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  866  certified under part III of chapter 401. Only those health care
  867  practitioners specified in this paragraph who possess an
  868  unencumbered inactive license and who request that such license
  869  be reactivated are eligible for reactivation. An inactive
  870  license that is reactivated under this paragraph shall return to
  871  inactive status when the public health emergency ends or before
  872  the end of the public health emergency if the State Health
  873  Officer determines that the health care practitioner is no
  874  longer needed to provide services during the public health
  875  emergency. Such licenses may only be reactivated for a period
  876  not to exceed 90 days without meeting the requirements of s.
  877  456.036 or chapter 401, as applicable.
  878         4. Ordering an individual to be examined, tested,
  879  vaccinated, treated, isolated, or quarantined for communicable
  880  diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and
  881  present a severe danger to public health. Individuals who are
  882  unable or unwilling to be examined, tested, vaccinated, or
  883  treated for reasons of health, religion, or conscience may be
  884  subjected to isolation or quarantine.
  885         a. Examination, testing, vaccination, or treatment may be
  886  performed by any qualified person authorized by the State Health
  887  Officer.
  888         b. If the individual poses a danger to the public health,
  889  the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation
  890  or quarantine. If there is no practical method to isolate or
  891  quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any
  892  means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.
  893         c. Any order of the State Health Officer given to
  894  effectuate this paragraph is shall be immediately enforceable by
  895  a law enforcement officer under s. 381.0012.
  896         (e)(2) Individuals who assist the State Health Officer at
  897  his or her request on a volunteer basis during a public health
  898  emergency are entitled to the benefits specified in s.
  899  110.504(2), (3), (4), and (5).
  900         Section 17. Subsection (1) of section 406.11, Florida
  901  Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (c) is added to subsection
  902  (2) of that section, to read:
  903         406.11 Examinations, investigations, and autopsies.—
  904         (1) In any of the following circumstances involving the
  905  death of a human being, the medical examiner of the district in
  906  which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine
  907  the cause of death and certify the death and shall, for that
  908  purpose, make or perform have performed such examinations,
  909  investigations, and autopsies as he or she deems shall deem
  910  necessary or as shall be requested by the state attorney:
  911         (a) When any person dies in this the state:
  912         1. Of criminal violence.
  913         2. By accident.
  914         3. By suicide.
  915         4. Suddenly, when in apparent good health.
  916         5. Unattended by a practicing physician or other recognized
  917  practitioner.
  918         6. In any prison or penal institution.
  919         7. In police custody.
  920         8. In any suspicious or unusual circumstance.
  921         9. By criminal abortion.
  922         10. By poison.
  923         11. By disease constituting a threat to public health.
  924         12. By disease, injury, or toxic agent resulting from
  925  employment.
  926         (b) When a dead body is brought into this the state without
  927  proper medical certification.
  928         (c) When a body is to be cremated, dissected, or buried at
  929  sea.
  930         (2)
  931         (c)A district medical examiner shall assist the State
  932  Health Officer in identifying and reporting deaths upon a
  933  request by the State Health Officer under s. 381.00315.
  934         Section 18. For purposes of this act, all executive orders
  935  issued pursuant to an emergency declaration by the Governor,
  936  including through delegated or subdelegated authority, which are
  937  issued more than 30 days before July 1, 2021, expire upon the
  938  effective date of this act; however, an expired executive order
  939  may be reissued for 30-day periods if the emergency conditions
  940  persist, and if the reissued order states with specificity the
  941  provisions being reissued.
  942         Section 19. No later than September 30, 2021, the
  943  Department of Business and Professional Regulation must review
  944  all executive orders issued under its delegated authority during
  945  the COVID-19 pandemic and make written recommendations to the
  946  Legislature regarding any issues that should be codified in law.
  947         Section 20. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
  949  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  950  And the title is amended as follows:
  951         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  952  and insert:
  953                        A bill to be entitled                      
  954         An act relating to emergency management; amending s.
  955         11.90, F.S.; authorizing the Legislative Budget
  956         Commission to convene to transfer certain funds to the
  957         Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; amending s.
  958         252.311, F.S.; revising legislative intent with
  959         respect to the State Emergency Management Act;
  960         amending s. 252.34, F.S.; defining terms; amending s.
  961         252.35, F.S.; requiring that the state comprehensive
  962         emergency management plan provide for certain public
  963         health emergency communications and include the
  964         Department of Health’s public health emergency plan;
  965         requiring the division to cooperate with the Centers
  966         for Disease Control and Prevention; requiring
  967         statewide awareness and education programs to include
  968         education on public health emergency preparedness and
  969         mitigation; requiring the division to complete and
  970         maintain an inventory of personal protection
  971         equipment; directing the division to submit a
  972         specified annual report to the Governor, the
  973         Legislature, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme
  974         Court; providing limitations on the timeframe for
  975         delegation of certain authorities by the division;
  976         requiring the division to submit a specified biennial
  977         report to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
  978         amending s. 252.355, F.S.; requiring the division to
  979         maintain certain information on special needs options
  980         during certain public health emergencies; deleting
  981         obsolete language; amending s. 252.356, F.S.;
  982         requiring state agencies that contract with providers
  983         for the care of persons with certain disabilities or
  984         limitations to include in such contracts a procedure
  985         for providing essential services in preparation for,
  986         during, and following public health emergencies;
  987         amending s. 252.359, F.S.; redefining the term
  988         “essentials” to include personal protective equipment
  989         used during public health emergencies; amending s.
  990         252.36, F.S.; limiting the duration of emergency
  991         orders, proclamations, and rules issued by the
  992         Governor; providing legislative intent; providing a
  993         presumption that K-12 public schools should remain
  994         open, if possible, during an extended public health
  995         emergency; providing a presumption that businesses
  996         should remain open, if possible, during an extended
  997         public health emergency; requiring the Governor to
  998         include specific reasons for closing or restricting
  999         in-person attendance at K-12 public schools and for
 1000         closing or restricting operations of businesses during
 1001         an extended public health emergency; requiring the
 1002         Governor to provide specific reasons if such schools
 1003         or businesses are closed as part of an emergency
 1004         declaration; requiring the Governor to regularly
 1005         review and reassess any issued emergency declarations;
 1006         requiring the Governor to provide notice of
 1007         declarations of emergencies to the Legislature;
 1008         expanding the Legislature’s authority to terminate
 1009         states of emergency; requiring that all emergency
 1010         declarations and orders be filed with the Division of
 1011         Administrative Hearings within a specified timeframe;
 1012         specifying that failure to timely file such
 1013         declarations or orders results in their being voided;
 1014         requiring the division to index and make such
 1015         emergency orders available on its website within a
 1016         specified timeframe; requiring such orders to be
 1017         searchable by specified criteria; requiring that the
 1018         Department of Emergency Management publish a link to
 1019         the index on its website; providing for retroactive
 1020         application; directing the Governor to report certain
 1021         department and agency activities to the Legislature
 1022         during a state of emergency; creating s. 252.3611,
 1023         F.S.; requiring specified information to be included
 1024         in orders, proclamations, and rules issued by the
 1025         Governor, the division, or an agency; directing the
 1026         Governor to submit specified contracts and reports to
 1027         the Legislature; directing the Auditor General to
 1028         conduct specified financial audits; amending s.
 1029         252.365, F.S.; requiring that disaster preparedness
 1030         plans of specified agencies address pandemics and
 1031         public health emergencies and include certain
 1032         increases in public access of government services and
 1033         availability and distribution of personal protective
 1034         equipment during an emergency; directing agencies to
 1035         update disaster preparedness plans by a specified
 1036         date; amending s. 252.37, F.S.; authorizing the
 1037         Governor to transfer and expend moneys in the
 1038         Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund and funds
 1039         appropriated for other purposes; requiring certain
 1040         notice and approval for the transfer and expenditure
 1041         of specified funds; requiring state agencies and
 1042         political subdivisions to submit a spending plan for
 1043         certain emergency funds to the Legislature; amending
 1044         s. 252.385, F.S.; requiring the division’s hurricane
 1045         shelter plan to address hurricane shelter needs during
 1046         public health emergencies; amending s. 252.44, F.S.;
 1047         requiring emergency mitigation planning by state
 1048         agencies to include agencies with jurisdiction over
 1049         public health; amending s. 252.46, F.S.; providing
 1050         that a failure by a political subdivision to file
 1051         certain orders and rules with specified entities
 1052         within a specified timeframe voids the issued order or
 1053         rule; requiring that certain orders be available on a
 1054         dedicated website; requiring the Division of Emergency
 1055         Management to provide such links on its website in a
 1056         specified format; amending s. 377.703, F.S.;
 1057         conforming a cross-reference; amending s. 381.00315,
 1058         F.S.; revising a definition; directing the Department
 1059         of Health to develop a specified public health
 1060         emergency plan; directing the State Health Officer to
 1061         establish methods of reporting certain data;
 1062         authorizing the State Health Officer to order and
 1063         request assistance with specified duties; amending s.
 1064         406.11, F.S.; requiring district medical examiners to
 1065         certify deaths and to assist the State Health Officer
 1066         with certain functions upon request; providing that
 1067         any emergency orders issued before a specified date
 1068         will expire but may be reissued if certain conditions
 1069         exist and a certain requirement is met; requiring the
 1070         Department of Business and Professional Regulation, by
 1071         a specified date, to review all executive orders
 1072         issued under its delegated authority during the COVID
 1073         19 pandemic to make recommendations to the
 1074         legislature; providing an effective date.