The Department intends to amend form CF-FSP 5327 which is incorporated by reference into 65C-16.021, F.A.C.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    Family Safety and Preservation Program

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    65C-16.021Adoption Benefits for Qualifying Adoptive Employees of State Agencies

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Department intends to amend form CF-FSP 5327 which is incorporated by reference into Rule 65C-16.021, F.A.C.

    SUMMARY: The amendment clarifies that the applicant must be a qualifying employee when the adoption is finalized.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Department used a checklist to conduct an economic analysis and determine if there is an adverse impact or regulatory costs associated with this rule that exceeds the criteria in section 120.541(2)(a), F.S. Based upon this analysis, the Department has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 409.1664(6), FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 409.1664, FS.

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jodi Abramowitz. Jodi can be reached at (850)717-4470 or Jodi.abramowitz@myflfamilies.com.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    65C-16.021 Adoption Benefits for Qualifying Employees of State Agencies.

    (1) No change.

    (2) The Department shall hold an annual open enrollment period for submission of applications between the first business day of March and the last business day of April. To apply for this benefit, the applicant shall use the “Adoption Benefits For State Employees And Other Eligible Applicants Application for Adoption Benefit,” form, CF-FSP 5327, September 2017 July 2015, incorporated by reference and available at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-XX.

    (a) through (e) No change.

    (3) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 409.1664(6) FS. Law Implemented 409.1664 FS. History‒New 11-22-15, Amended_____.

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Monique McCaskill

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Mike Carroll

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: October 30, 2017

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: November 2, 2017

Document Information

Comments Open:
11/3/2017
Summary:
The amendment clarifies that the applicant must be a qualifying employee when the adoption is finalized.
Purpose:
The Department intends to amend form CF-FSP 5327 which is incorporated by reference into 65C-16.021, F.A.C.
Rulemaking Authority:
409.1664(6), F.S.
Law:
409.1664, F.S.
Contact:
Jodi Abramowitz. Jodi can be reached at 850-717-4470 or Jodi.abramowitz@myflfamilies.com.
Related Rules: (1)
65C-16.021.