Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 714
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Taddeo)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (10) of section 393.065, Florida
    6  Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (11), and a new subsection
    7  (10) is added to that section, to read:
    8         393.065 Application and eligibility determination.—
    9         (10)(a)The agency shall provide the following information
   10  to all applicants or their parents, legal guardians, or family
   11  members:
   12         1.A brief overview of the vocational rehabilitation
   13  services offered through the Division of Vocational
   14  Rehabilitation of the Florida Department of Education, including
   15  a hyperlink or website address that provides access to the
   16  application for such services;
   17         2.A brief overview of the Florida ABLE program established
   18  under s. 1009.986, including a hyperlink or website address that
   19  provides access to the application for establishing an ABLE
   20  account as defined in s. 1009.986(2);
   21         3.A brief overview of the supplemental security income
   22  benefits and social security disability income benefits
   23  available under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, as
   24  amended, including a hyperlink or website address that provides
   25  access to the application for such benefits;
   26         4.A statement indicating that the applicant’s local public
   27  school district may provide specialized instructional services,
   28  including transition programs, for students with special
   29  education needs;
   30         5.A brief overview of programs and services funded through
   31  the Center for Students with Unique Abilities, including contact
   32  information for each state approved Florida Postsecondary
   33  Comprehensive Transition Program;
   34         6.A brief overview of decision-making options for
   35  individuals with disabilities, guardianship under ch. 744, and
   36  alternatives to guardianship as defined in s. 744.334(1), which
   37  may include contact information for organizations that the
   38  agency believes helpful in assisting with such decisions;
   39         7.A brief overview of the referral tools made available
   40  through the agency, including a hyperlink or website address
   41  that provides access to such tools; and
   42         8.A statement indicating that some waiver providers may
   43  serve private pay individuals.
   44         (b)The agency must provide the information required in
   45  paragraph (a) in writing to an applicant or the applicant’s
   46  parent, legal guardian, or family member along with a written
   47  disclosure statement in substantially the following form:
   49                        DISCLOSURE STATEMENT                       
   51  Each program and service has its own eligibility requirements.
   52  By providing the information specified in s. 393.065(10)(a), the
   53  agency does not guarantee an applicant’s eligibility for or
   54  enrollment in any program or service.
   55         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
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   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   60  and insert:
   61                        A bill to be entitled                      
   62         An act relating to resource information for
   63         individuals with disabilities; amending s. 393.065,
   64         F.S.; requiring the Agency for Persons with
   65         Disabilities to provide specified written information
   66         to persons applying for certain waiver services;
   67         requiring the agency to provide a certain disclosure
   68         statement along with such information; providing an
   69         effective date.