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

       The Committee on Rules (Burgess) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 681 - 787
    4  and insert:
    5  declared state of emergency, the Executive Office of the
    6  Governor or the appropriate agency shall submit a copy of such
    7  contract to the Legislature. For contracts executed during the
    8  first 90 days of the emergency, the Executive Office of the
    9  Governor or the appropriate agency shall submit a copy to the
   10  Legislature within the first 120 days of the declared emergency.
   11         (b)The Executive Office of the Governor or the appropriate
   12  agency shall submit monthly reports to the Legislature of all
   13  state expenditures, revenues received, and funds transferred by
   14  an agency during the previous month to support the declared
   15  state of emergency.
   16         (3)Once an emergency exceeds 1 year, the Auditor General
   17  shall conduct a financial audit of all associated expenditures
   18  and a compliance audit of all associated contracts entered into
   19  during the declared emergency. The Auditor General must update
   20  the audit annually until the emergency is declared to be ended.
   21         (4)Following the expiration or termination of a state of
   22  emergency, the Auditor General shall conduct a financial audit
   23  of all associated expenditures and a compliance audit of all
   24  associated contracts entered into during the state of emergency.
   25         Section 10. Subsection (3) of section 252.365, Florida
   26  Statutes, is amended to read:
   27         252.365 Emergency coordination officers; disaster
   28  preparedness plans.—
   29         (3) Emergency coordination officers shall ensure These
   30  individuals shall be responsible for ensuring that each state
   31  agency and facility, such as a prison, office building, or
   32  university, has a disaster preparedness plan that is coordinated
   33  with the applicable local emergency-management agency and
   34  approved by the division.
   35         (a) The disaster-preparedness plan must outline a
   36  comprehensive and effective program to ensure continuity of
   37  essential state functions under all circumstances, including,
   38  but not limited to, a pandemic or other public health emergency.
   39  The plan must identify a baseline of preparedness for a full
   40  range of potential emergencies to establish a viable capability
   41  to perform essential functions during any emergency or other
   42  situation that disrupts normal operations. This baseline must
   43  consider and include preparedness for rapid and large-scale
   44  increases in the public’s need to access government services
   45  through technology or other means during an emergency,
   46  including, but not limited to, a public health emergency.
   47         (b) The plan must include, at a minimum, the following
   48  elements: identification of essential functions, programs, and
   49  personnel; procedures to implement the plan and personnel
   50  notification and accountability; delegations of authority and
   51  lines of succession; identification of alternative facilities
   52  and related infrastructure, including those for communications;
   53  identification and protection of vital records and databases;
   54  provisions regarding the availability of, and distribution plans
   55  for, personal protective equipment; and schedules and procedures
   56  for periodic tests, training, and exercises.
   57         (c) The division shall develop and distribute guidelines
   58  for developing and implementing the plan. By December 31, 2022,
   59  each agency must update its plan to include provisions related
   60  to preparation for pandemics and other public health emergencies
   61  consistent with the plan developed pursuant to s. 381.00315.
   62  Each agency plan must be updated as needed to remain consistent
   63  with the state public health emergency management plan.
   64         Section 11. Subsection (3) of section 252.37, Florida
   65  Statutes, is amended, subsection (7) is added to that section,
   66  and subsection (2) of that section is amended contingent upon SB
   67  1892 or similar legislation creating the Emergency Preparedness
   68  and Response Fund taking effect, to read:
   69         252.37 Financing.—
   70         (2)(a) It is the legislative intent that the first recourse
   71  be made to funds specifically regularly appropriated to state
   72  and local agencies for disaster relief or response.
   73         (b) If the Governor finds that the demands placed upon
   74  these funds in coping with a particular disaster declared by the
   75  Governor as a state of emergency are unreasonably great, she or
   76  he may make funds available by transferring and expending moneys
   77  appropriated for other purposes, by transferring and expending
   78  moneys out of any unappropriated surplus funds, or from the
   79  Emergency Preparedness and Response Budget Stabilization Fund.
   80  The Governor may request additional funds to be appropriated to
   81  the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund by a budget
   82  amendment, subject to approval of the Legislative Budget
   83  Commission.
   84         (c) Following the expiration or termination of the state of
   85  emergency, the Governor may transfer moneys with a budget
   86  amendment, subject to approval by the Legislative Budget
   87  Commission, to satisfy the budget authority granted for such
   88  emergency. The transfers and expenditures supporting the
   89  amendment must be directly related to the declared disaster or
   90  emergency.
   91         (3) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to
   92  limit the authority of the Governor to apply for, administer,
   93  and expend any grants, gifts, or payments in aid of emergency
   94  prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, or recovery.
   95         (7)A state agency must submit a detailed spending plan for
   96  any grants, gifts, loans, funds, payments, services, equipment,
   97  supplies, or materials received under this section in aid of or
   98  for the purpose of emergency prevention, response, recovery,
   99  mitigation, and preparedness to the President of the Senate, the
  100  Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chairs of the
  101  legislative appropriations committees. The information must be
  102  submitted as soon as practicable, but not later than 30 days
  103  after initiation of any expenditures and continuing every 30
  104  days for the duration of the emergency and thereafter while
  105  funds continue to be disbursed in response to the emergency.
  106         (8) The division must submit quarterly reports to the
  107  President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
  108  Representatives, and the chairs of the legislative
  109  appropriations committees detailing the status of public
  110  assistance requests submitted under the federal Public
  111  Assistance Program. The report must include information for each
  112  agency and local government, including information on requests
  113  by event and the status of reimbursement
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  116  And the title is amended as follows:
  117         Delete lines 74 - 99
  118  and insert:
  119         specified entities to submit specified contracts to
  120         the Legislature; directing specified entities to
  121         submit reports to the Legislature; directing the
  122         Auditor General to conduct specified financial audits;
  123         amending s. 252.365, F.S.; requiring that disaster
  124         preparedness plans of specified agencies address
  125         pandemics and public health emergencies and include
  126         certain increases in public access of government
  127         services and availability and distribution of personal
  128         protective equipment during an emergency; directing
  129         agencies to update disaster preparedness plans by a
  130         specified date; amending s. 252.37, F.S.; revising
  131         legislative intent; authorizing the Governor to
  132         transfer and expend moneys in the Emergency
  133         Preparedness and Response Fund; authorizing the
  134         Governor to request additional funds from the
  135         Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund, subject to
  136         approval by the Legislative Budget Commission;
  137         providing construction; requiring state agencies to
  138         submit to the Legislature a spending plan for certain
  139         emergency funds; requiring the Division of Emergency
  140         Management to submit to the Legislature a report
  141         detailing public assistance requests; amending s.
  142         252.385, F.S.; requiring