Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 714 Ì410138ÉÎ410138 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Taddeo) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 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: 48 49 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 50 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. 56 57 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.