Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 414
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Perry)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 14 - 52
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (6) and (15) of section 1002.81,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         1002.81 Definitions.—Consistent with the requirements of 45
    8  C.F.R. parts 98 and 99 and as used in this part, the term:
    9         (6)“Earned income” means gross remuneration derived from
   10  work, professional service, or self-employment. The term
   11  includes commissions, bonuses, back pay awards, and the cash
   12  value of all remuneration paid in a medium other than cash.
   13         (15)“Unearned income” means income other than earned
   14  income. The term includes, but is not limited to:
   15         (a)Documented alimony and child support received.
   16         (b)Social security benefits.
   17         (c)Supplemental security income benefits.
   18         (d)Workers’ compensation benefits.
   19         (e)Reemployment assistance or unemployment compensation
   20  benefits.
   21         (f)Veterans’ benefits.
   22         (g)Retirement benefits.
   23         (h)Temporary cash assistance under chapter 414.
   24         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   25  1002.87, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   26         1002.87 School readiness program; eligibility and
   27  enrollment.—
   28         (1) Each early learning coalition shall give priority for
   29  participation in the school readiness program as follows:
   30         (a) Priority shall be given first to a child younger than
   31  13 years of age from a family that includes a parent who is
   32  receiving temporary cash assistance under chapter 414 and
   33  subject to the federal work requirements or a parent who has an
   34  Intensive Service Account or an Individual Training Account
   35  under s. 445.009.
   36         Section 3. (1)The Office of Early Learning within the
   37  Department of Education shall, in coordination with the
   38  University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in
   39  Early Childhood Studies, conduct an analysis of, at a minimum,
   40  recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
   41  established under 7 U.S.C. ss. 2011 et seq., the temporary cash
   42  assistance program established under chapter 414, Florida
   43  Statutes, the Medicaid program under s. 409.963, Florida
   44  Statutes, the school readiness program under part VI of chapter
   45  1002, Florida Statutes, and the housing choice voucher program
   46  established under 42 U.S.C. s. 1437.
   47         (2)The analysis must include a review of eligibility
   48  criteria, the manner in which each program establishes and
   49  documents eligibility and disbursement policies, the frequency
   50  of eligibility determinations, and the number of families
   51  receiving multiple program services as compared to the total
   52  number of eligible families.
   53         (3)As part of the analysis, the University of Florida
   54  Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
   55  shall develop participant profiles based on the number of
   56  families receiving multiple program services which include
   57  family composition and the most frequent program services or
   58  combination of services families are accessing in each county or
   59  geographic region.
   60         (4)Each agency responsible for the administration of a
   61  program that is required to be analyzed under subsection (1)
   62  shall enter into a data-sharing agreement with the Office of
   63  Early Learning and the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center
   64  for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies by September 1, 2021.
   65  Upon execution of the data-sharing agreement, each such agency,
   66  by November 1, 2021, shall submit a program services data file
   67  to the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence
   68  in Early Childhood Studies which contains program service data
   69  from the preceding 10 federal fiscal years, as available. By
   70  November 1, 2022, and each November 1 thereafter, each such
   71  agency shall submit a supplemental data file to the University
   72  of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood
   73  Studies containing program service data from the preceding
   74  federal fiscal year.
   75         (5)By each June 30, the University of Florida Anita Zucker
   76  Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies shall provide a
   77  report to the Office of Early Learning based on the results of
   78  the analysis required by this section.
   79         (6)Within 30 days after receiving the report, the Office
   80  of Early Learning shall submit it to the Governor, the President
   81  of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
   82         (7)This section shall expire on June 30, 2023, unless
   83  reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature before that date.
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   86  And the title is amended as follows:
   87         Delete lines 3 - 9
   88  and insert:
   89         s. 1002.81, F.S.; deleting obsolete language; amending
   90         s. 1002.87, F.S.; revising the priority the early
   91         learning coalition is required to give children for
   92         participation in a school readiness program; requiring
   93         the Office of Early Learning within the Department of
   94         Education, in coordination with the University of
   95         Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early
   96         Childhood Studies, to conduct an analysis of certain
   97         assistance programs; providing requirements for the
   98         analysis; requiring certain agencies to enter into a
   99         data-sharing agreement with certain entities and
  100         annually provide certain data by a specified date;
  101         requiring the University of Florida Anita Zucker
  102         Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies to
  103         provide an annual report on the analysis to the Office
  104         of Early Learning by a specified date; requiring the
  105         Office of Early Learning to submit the annual report
  106         to the Governor and the Legislature within a certain
  107         timeframe; providing for the scheduled expiration of
  108         the assistance program analysis project;