Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 414
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Appropriations (Perry) recommended the
       following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Delete lines 58 - 104
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 3. (1) The Office of Early Learning within the
    6  Department of Education shall coordinate with the University of
    7  Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood
    8  Studies to conduct an analysis of, at a minimum, recipients of
    9  the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program established under
   10  7 U.S.C. ss. 2011 et seq., the temporary cash assistance program
   11  under s. 414.095, Florida Statutes, the Medicaid program under
   12  s. 409.963, Florida Statutes, the school readiness program under
   13  part VI of chapter 1002, Florida Statutes, and the Housing
   14  Choice Voucher Program established under 42 U.S.C. s. 1437f.
   15         (2) The analysis must include a review of eligibility
   16  criteria, the manner in which each program establishes and
   17  documents eligibility and disbursement policies, the frequency
   18  of eligibility determinations, and the number of families
   19  receiving multiple program services out of the total number of
   20  eligible families.
   21         (3) The University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for
   22  Excellence in Early Childhood Studies shall, through its
   23  analysis, develop participant profiles based on the number of
   24  families receiving multiple program services that include family
   25  composition and the most frequent program services or
   26  combination of services families are accessing in each county or
   27  geographic region.
   28         (4)(a) Each agency responsible for the administration of a
   29  program to be analyzed under subsection (1) shall enter into a
   30  data sharing agreement with the Office of Early Learning and the
   31  University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in
   32  Early Childhood Studies by September 1, 2021. Upon execution of
   33  the data sharing agreement, and subject to any federal
   34  requirements, each agency shall submit a program services data
   35  file to the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for
   36  Excellence in Early Childhood Studies by November 1, 2021,
   37  containing program service data from the preceding 10 federal
   38  fiscal years, if available. By November 1, 2022, and each year
   39  thereafter if applicable, each agency shall submit a
   40  supplemental data file to the University of Florida Anita Zucker
   41  Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies containing
   42  program service data from the preceding federal fiscal year.
   43         (b) The Department of Children and Families shall assist
   44  the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in
   45  Early Childhood Studies with receiving information required to
   46  be analyzed under subsection (1) that is related to the
   47  department’s programs, including, but not limited to, providing
   48  assistance with seeking any required approvals or waivers from
   49  applicable federal agencies.
   50         (5) The University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for
   51  Excellence in Early Childhood Studies shall provide a report to
   52  the Office of Early Learning based on the results of its
   53  analysis by May 31 of each year.
   54         (6) The Office of Early Learning within 30 days after
   55  receiving the report shall submit it to the Governor, the
   56  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   57  Representatives.
   58         (7)This section expires on June 30, 2023, unless
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   60  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   61  And the title is amended as follows:
   62         Between lines 14 and 15
   63  insert:
   64         requiring the Department of Children and Families to
   65         provide certain assistance;