|1||A bill to be entitled|
|2||An act relating to biomedical and social research; |
|3||repealing ss. 381.85, 381.912, 381.92, and 381.921, F.S., |
|4||relating to the Florida Biomedical and Social Research |
|5||Act, the Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Force, and the |
|6||Florida Cancer Council and the mission and duties of the |
|7||council; amending ss. 381.855 and 381.922, F.S.; deleting |
|8||provisions and cross-references to conform; providing an |
|11||Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:|
|13|| Section 1. Sections 381.85, 381.912, 381.92, and 381.921, |
|14||Florida Statutes, are repealed.|
|15|| Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section |
|16||381.855, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:|
|17|| 381.855 Florida Center for Universal Research to Eradicate |
|19|| (5) There is established within the center an advisory |
|20||council that shall meet at least annually.|
|21|| (a) The council shall consist of one representative from a |
|22||Florida not-for-profit institution engaged in basic and clinical |
|23||biomedical research and education which receives more than $10 |
|24||million in annual grant funding from the National Institutes of |
|25||Health, to be appointed by the State Surgeon General from a |
|26||different institution each term, and one representative from and |
|27||appointed by each of the following entities:|
|28|| 1. Enterprise Florida, Inc.|
|29|| 2. BioFlorida.|
|30|| 3. The Biomedical Research Advisory Council.|
|31|| 4. The Florida Medical Foundation.|
|32|| 5. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.|
|33|| |6. The Florida Cancer Council.
|34|| 6.|7. The American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc.
|35|| 7.|8. The American Heart Association.
|36|| 8.|9. The American Lung Association of Florida.
|37|| 9.|10. The American Diabetes Association, South Coastal
|39|| 10.|11. The Alzheimer's Association.
|40|| 11.|12. The Epilepsy Foundation.
|41|| 12.|13. The National Parkinson Foundation.
|42|| 13.|14. The Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.
|43|| 14.|15. The Florida Research Consortium.
|44|| Section 3. Subsections (2) and (5) of section 381.922, |
|45||Florida Statutes, are amended to read:|
|46|| 381.922 William G. "Bill" Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley |
|47||Cancer Research Program.-|
|48|| (2) The program shall provide grants for cancer research |
|49||to further the search for cures for cancer.|
|50|| |(a) Emphasis shall be given to the goals enumerated in s.
|51|381.921, as those goals support the advancement of such cures.
|52|| |(b) Preference may be given to grant proposals that foster
|53||collaborations among institutions, researchers, and community |
|54||practitioners, as such proposals support the advancement of |
|55||cures through basic or applied research, including clinical |
|56||trials involving cancer patients and related networks.|
|57|| (5) Funds appropriated for the William G. "Bill" Bankhead, |
|58||Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program shall be |
|59||distributed pursuant to this section to provide grants to |
|60||researchers seeking cures for cancer and cancer-related |
|61||illnesses|, with emphasis given to the goals enumerated in s.
|62|381.921. From the total funds appropriated, an amount of up to
|63||10 percent may be used for administrative expenses. In the 2009-|
|64||2010 fiscal year, 2.5 percent, not to exceed $25 million, of the |
|65||revenue deposited into the Health Care Trust Fund pursuant to s. |
|66||215.5602(12)(a) shall be transferred to the Biomedical Research |
|67||Trust Fund within the Department of Health for the William G. |
|68||"Bill" Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program.|
|69|| Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.|