Florida League of Cities

Emergency Preparedness and Response (Watch)

SB 98 (Burgess) and HB 7023 (Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee, Trabulsy) create the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund within the Executive Office of the Governor. CS/SB 96 (Burgess) and HB 7025 (Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee, Trabulsy) authorize the Legislative Budget Commission (LBC) to convene to transfer or appropriate funds to the Emergency Preparedness Response Fund. Under the bills, after approval from the LBC, the Governor could transfer, expend and request additional moneys into the fund. (Branch)