Florida Senate - 2023 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 214 Ì975730&Î975730 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Jones) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 143 and 144 4 insert: 5 Section 2. Community Violence Task Force.— 6 (1) The Community Violence Task Force, a task force as 7 defined in s. 20.03(8), Florida Statutes, is created within the 8 Department of Law Enforcement. Except as otherwise provided in 9 this section, the task force shall comply with the requirements 10 of s. 20.052, Florida Statutes. 11 (2)(a) The task force shall be composed of 15 members as 12 follows: 13 1. Four members appointed by the Governor, one of whom the 14 Governor shall designate as the chair of the task force. 15 2. Four members appointed by the President of the Senate, 16 two of whom must be members of the Legislative Black Caucus of 17 the Senate. 18 3. Four members appointed by the Speaker of the House of 19 Representatives, two of whom must be members of the Legislative 20 Black Caucus of the House of Representatives. 21 4. A representative from the Florida Sheriffs Association, 22 nominated by the executive director and appointed by the 23 Governor. 24 5. A representative from the Florida Police Chiefs 25 Association, nominated by the executive director and appointed 26 by the Governor. 27 6. The Secretary of Children and Families, or his or her 28 designee. 29 (b) Members must be appointed no later than August 1, 2023. 30 Members serve at the pleasure of the officer who appointed them, 31 and a vacancy on the task force must be filled in the same 32 manner as the original appointment. Members of the task force 33 shall serve without compensation but are entitled to 34 reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses pursuant to s. 35 112.061, Florida Statutes. 36 (c) The task force shall meet at the call of the chair at a 37 time and location in this state designated by the chair. The 38 task force may not conduct its meetings by teleconference or 39 other electronic means. 40 (3) The task force shall review system failures and the 41 causes of high crime rates and violence in urban core 42 neighborhoods and communities. In addition, the task force shall 43 develop recommendations for solutions, programs, services, and 44 strategies for improved interagency communication between local 45 and state governmental agencies to help facilitate the reduction 46 of crime and violence in urban core neighborhoods and 47 communities. 48 (4) The Department of Law Enforcement shall provide 49 staffing and administrative assistance to the task force in 50 performing its duties. The task force may call upon other state 51 agencies for such professional assistance as may be needed in 52 the discharge of its duties, and such agencies shall provide 53 such assistance in a timely manner. 54 (5) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the task 55 force may request and shall be provided with access to any 56 information or records that pertain to crime or violent 57 incidents in this state’s urban core neighborhoods and 58 communities. Information or records obtained by the task force 59 which are otherwise exempt or confidential and exempt must 60 retain such exempt or confidential and exempt status, and the 61 task force may not disclose any such information or records. 62 (6) The task force shall submit a report on its findings 63 and recommendations to the Governor, the President of the 64 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by June 65 1, 2025. 66 (7) This section expires June 30, 2025. 67 68 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 69 And the title is amended as follows: 70 Delete line 14 71 and insert: 72 changes; creating the Community Violence Task Force 73 within the Department of Law Enforcement; providing 74 for membership, duties, and meetings of the task 75 force; requiring state agencies to provide assistance 76 when requested; authorizing the task force to receive 77 exempt or confidential and exempt information and 78 specifying that the information maintains such status; 79 requiring the task force to submit a report to the 80 Governor and Legislature by a specified date; 81 providing for expiration of the task force; providing 82 an effective date.