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GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Maintaining a safe environment for residents and visitors

The Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget provides over $235,000 in funding and three additional full-time positions within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to implement and facilitate the human trafficking awareness training program as required by HB 851 from the 2019 Legislative Session. Increasing awareness of staff at lodging establishments will aid in the fight against human trafficking.

Continued innovation in establishing essential business systems

The budget provides $26.9 million for the Florida Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management System (FL PALM). This funding provides for the third year of software and system integrator contract, project administration, and 6 additional full-time positions to join the Production Support Team to support Pilot organization activities. This system is an integral part of the finance and accounting backbone of the state.

Maintaining and improving the Florida Facilities Pool

It is essential that the State of Florida provides safe and efficient working environments for state employees and visitors to state owned buildings. The budget invests $10.2 million in the Florida Facilities Pool which will improve life safety issues, address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and address needed building updates.