Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for HB 963
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .            Floor: C            
             03/04/2022 04:42 PM       .      03/10/2022 04:51 PM       

       Senator Book moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
    6  39.3065, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         39.3065 Sheriffs of certain counties to provide child
    8  protective investigative services; procedures; funding.—
    9         (3)
   10         (c) Funds for providing child protective investigations
   11  must be identified in the annual appropriation made to the
   12  department, which shall award grants for the full amount
   13  identified to the respective sheriffs’ offices. Notwithstanding
   14  ss. 216.181(16)(b) and 216.351, the department may advance
   15  payments to the sheriffs for child protective investigations. A
   16  sheriff may carry forward documented unexpended state funds from
   17  one fiscal year to the next. However, the cumulative amount of
   18  state funds carried forward may not exceed 8 percent of the
   19  sheriff’s office total contract amount or grant agreement
   20  amount. Any unexpended state funds in excess of that amount and
   21  all unexpended federal funds must be returned to the department.
   22  The funds carried forward may not be used to create increased
   23  recurring future obligations or for any type of program or
   24  service that is not currently authorized by the existing
   25  contract or grant award agreement with the department. The
   26  expenditure of funds carried forward must be separately reported
   27  to the department. A sheriff must return all unexpended funds to
   28  the department if that sheriff’s office will no longer be
   29  providing child protective investigations. Funds for the child
   30  protective investigations may not be integrated into the
   31  sheriffs’ regular budgets. Budgetary data and other data
   32  relating to the performance of child protective investigations
   33  must be maintained separately from all other records of the
   34  sheriffs’ offices and reported to the department as specified in
   35  the grant award agreement.
   36         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.
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   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   41  and insert:
   42                        A bill to be entitled                      
   43         An act relating to funding for sheriffs; amending s.
   44         39.3065, F.S.; authorizing sheriffs who provide child
   45         protective investigative services to carry forward a
   46         certain percentage of unexpended state funds each
   47         fiscal year; requiring certain funds to be returned to
   48         the Department of Children and Families; prohibiting
   49         funds carried forward from being used in certain ways;
   50         requiring that certain expenditures be reported to the
   51         department; requiring certain funds to be returned to
   52         the department; providing an effective date.