The Department of Revenue, in coordination with the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living and the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, shall select judicial circuits in which to operate the program. The association and the state attorneys’ offices shall develop and implement a tax collection enforcement diversion program, which shall collect revenue due from persons who have not remitted their collected sales tax. The criteria for referral to the tax collection enforcement diversion program shall be determined cooperatively between the state attorneys’ offices and the Department of Revenue. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 212.20, 50 percent of the revenues collected from the tax collection enforcement diversion program shall be deposited into the special reserve account of the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, to be used to administer the personal care attendant program and to contract with the state attorneys participating in the tax collection enforcement diversion program in an amount of not more than $50,000 for each state attorney.
(2) The program shall operate only from funds deposited into the operating account of the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation.
(3) The Revenue Estimating Conference shall annually project the amount of funds expected to be generated from the tax collection enforcement diversion program.